I really do love my house now, expecially after adding some fresh paint inside. I need to take updated pictures of the living room, a lot has changed! Now my kitchen needs a little TLC. We have been saving our pennies for a complete gut and redo on the kitchen with new floor, custom cabinets, and counters etc. But now I'm thinking that I should save some of those pennies and just paint the old cabinets with new hardware. I found some good advice on painting cabinets here: ttp://www.doityourself.com/stry/paintkitchencabinets
I've used a black and white and brown theme with splashes of red in my living room. I really like it and I'm thinking about bringing the ideas from the living room into the kitchen. I love how white cabinets pop with a darker wall color and dark countertops. (Will my kitchen chairs look all wrong? I could dress them, but the kids are such messy eaters I'd always be washing the covers.) The floors could stay wood, or we could tile them. Insurance is paying for the new floor due to an accident that happened last year with our dishwasher. I'd also like to put white French doors on the laundry room with curtains behind them. I'm thinking a dark tan on the walls that is a couple of shades lighter than what is in my living room and white trim around the windows and doors too.
Are there any readers with good design sense out there? If so leave a comment and prevent me from making a terrible mistake!
P.S. Here are some photos from Rate My Space that I like: