1. BEFORE: AN OLD-FASHIONED KITCHEN
These are the kitchens that ware reformed : dark, with an old-fashioned look and completely old-fashioned. The brown tiles, like the kitchen furniture, darkened the atmosphere and reduced the light to the environment.
2. AFTER: RENEWED WITH A WINNING DUO
Black and white. It is a modern mix that does not fail and, faced with a reduced budget, the interior designer –and also our partner in El Mumble– opted to apply a coat of paint that has greatly updated it.
3. BEFORE: A BIG WASTED WINDOW
It is true that the kitchen, with an undeniable seventy’s aroma, had plenty of light. The large arched window allowed light to pour in, but was dimmed by the joinery in dark woods and floors that, although heavily endured, also did not help multiply light.
4. AFTER: WITH A COAT OF PAINT.
It is now a corner for breakfast. Cozy, bright, fresh and very vital. Both the carpentry of the window, and the door frame, tiles and even the floor – which was the only thing that was changed in this reform – now boast a pure and spotless white that, in addition to making the kitchen, is capable of filling it with light and a fresh and cozy air.
5. BEFORE: OUTDATED AND GRIM
The interior designer Monica Hamburg kept from the counter, to the sink – also the faucet – passing, of course, through the furniture. The only thing updated was the extractor hood, eliminating the huge – and super visible – smoke evacuation tube and leaving the wall clear to give more amplitude and light.
6. AFTER: PERSONAL AND VERY WARM
To keep the black and white duo cool, Monica added plants and personal details throughout the room. A collection of teapots over the water area, family photos with a flavor of another era and plants – many plants – are the key to achieving the personality and warmth that was sought.
THE SECRET? AN OFF-ROAD PAINT
Choosing the right paint to renovate the kitchen is key. It must be resistant to moisture and grease stains. In this case, Monica chose the black color from Titan lux and applied it to the cabinets and shelves – because even the smallest detail was used! Floors, walls and carpentry show off an immaculate white color. And the result is fresh, with personality, functional and very current.
The painting is a classic to renew the decoration of our homes. A touch of color can completely change the image of any room and also of the kitchen! Of course, it must be special paint, resistant to moisture, steam and grease. The first step is to clean the kitchen thoroughly: for the result to be as desired –and last–, it is necessary to remove any remaining grease or dirt. Then, disassemble all the furniture you can, stand the porous surfaces and apply a coat of primer, key to achieve good results afterwards and that the paint adheres well. Next thing is to paint the kitchen furniture, the tile sand all the details you want to update. You’ll get a change like Monica’s with a minimal investment!