Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Client Mini Kitchen Makeover (Before and Afters)

One of my favorite type of projects is helping people change their space with a mini makeover.  These projects usually have fast results and are on a budget.  It's amazing just how colors (like paint) can really do a lot for a space.  One of my clients recently sent over these before and after pictures of her kitchen that I helped her transform.

Here is the before (she had already gotten to work by sanding her cabinets):
After!  The dated oak cabinets got a second life with beautiful classic white paint.  A fresh coat of paint in a soft aqua tone really gave a whole new contemporary feel to this kitchen.  Hardware is such an easy thing to add that can really offer nice detail to your kitchen.  The addition of wood molding around the upper cabinetry also helped to polish the look. The country wallpaper border was also removed.  Maximum changes with minimal cost really did wonders for this kitchen!
Another before... 
So much brighter, don't you think?  The heavy red wall color was freshened up with beautiful bead-board wallpaper painted a fresh white. Such a great product for saving money if you want that bead-board look!  The vertical blinds went to their funeral and were replaced with an updated horizontal blind.
What do you think? I think her hard work paid off and she did a great job!

***I've decided I'm ready to take on more clients since laying low for a while with my beautiful twins.  I'm running a special for new clients for mini makeover design consultations.  Just $75 for 1 area up to 4 hours!  I meet and work closely with you, creating a detailed specification list including paint colors, space planning, new product lists, etc.  I work with any budget offering redesign services as well, (using your own furnishings).  I can also work through phone and email if you aren't local (non-northern Utah clients) by creating digital design boards, etc.  Send me an e-mail at Kimberly@designsbykf.com for more information and I'd love to help you pick out paint colors and finishes or help you with your own mini makeover!


  1. Fabulous work, Kim! Isn't it amazing what a little paint and a little molding can do? Thanks for the great inspiration! http://modern-sophisticate.blogspot.com/