January 25, 2017

New This Week: 3 Ways to ‘Fun Up’ Your Kitchen

By Mitchell Parker Via:: Houzz

After spending hard-earned money to remodel your kitchen, the last thing you want is to walk into your new space and feel … nothing. To prevent that, consider adding a feature that lifts your spirits every time you enter. These three kitchens show how a little special something can make you smile again and again.

1. Try a Fun Paint Color

Designer: Chris Benson of Benson Interiors
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Size: About 450 square feet (42 square meters)

Homeowners’ request: Update the kitchen and breakfast area of a Shingle-style summer home in a new color, with new window shades and a new dishwasher

Special feature: Playful green cabinets. “It’s the way you want to start a summer day on Cape Cod,” designer Chris Benson says.

Other special features: Restored gas stove and oven original to the home; black-and-white mosaic tile floor; two small islands; schoolhouse-style light fixtures. “The space is unique in the fact it has cabinetry, a stove and oven and schoolhouse lights that all fit the original period of the home — but the colors do not,” Benson says.

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