The dining room, looking into the kitchen.
Take a look at this kitchen transformation from Portland, Oregon. We love this: a tired old 80s-style kitchen with those terribly bland rental kitchen cabinets was remodeled back to its classic-midcentury self. The whole remodel was done by The Joinery, a small furniture manufacturer in Portland. They created new doors, drawer fronts, and wood counters out of solid walnut. Then they added some paint to the walls and to parts of the old cabinets. They painted the exterior surfaces of the cabinets off-white to highlight the new doors and drawer fronts.
They also added eco-friendly cork tile floors in place of sheet vinyl, Ikea curtains, and a new range and dishwasher.
We don't have details on cost, but we imagine that this was a less expensive way to get a full transformation without completely gutting the kitchen and ripping out the existing cabinets.
• See more projects from The Joinery here
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(Images: The Joinery)