I've been thinking quite a bit lately about kitchen updates, and the vast options that exist. Going to one extreme, there's the gut renovation, and to the other, filling your space with salvaged and antique pieces that predate the construction of your home. Whichever you prefer, being creative within your budget and true to your sense of style is key. That's why I love this cozy, modestly-updated kitchen.Still showing its heritage, this kitchen has been modestly-updated with new fixtures, appliances, and a fresh coat of paint. The new schoolhouse-style lighting fixture above perfectly complements the wood cabinets we're all so familiar with and the soft sage wall color.
Kitchen Updates: fresh coat of paint on the original plywood cabinets; oil-rubbed bronze handles, pulls and door hinges; ceiling fixture; faucet hardware.
Landis is a ceramic artist who hand-makes heirloom-quality pottery for the kitchen, table, and home. She writes about tabletop design and entertaining for The Kitchn and lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband and toddler.
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