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Before & After: Kitchen Transformation

Before & After: Kitchen Transformation


To say that working with Wayfair on this kitchen transformation was a dream… well that’s not saying enough! I’m elated to be working with a company that I love, especially when they can help me share tips on how to improve your home.

Now it’s no secret that this (mortgage-paying-night-student) girl is on a budget, so a renovation is not anywhere in my near future. Because of that, I wanted to make a few small updates to my kitchen that were economical, yet made a big impact. And with just a few additions, I was able to make that happen. Check out the full transformation below to see how you, too, can update your kitchen without breaking the bank!


It’s not that I didn’t love my kitchen before, but I knew I wanted to make use of the blank wall with some shelves, and potentially play with a little bit of black. 



To make these updates, I did three things. I switched out the kitchen faucet, kitchen hardware, and installed floating shelves. Let’s just ignore my different sized bulbs for now… the new one is arriving soon lol!


Kitchen Faucet

Finished with a matte black coating, this faucet is all that I wished for and more. Not only does it look pretty, but it’s just as functional as my old one, with a pull down hose and sprayer (super important)! It’s incredible how much a faucet can change an entire kitchen.


Kitchen Hardware

To tie in with the faucet, I introduced matte black hardware on the cabinets. The old hardware was dated and wearing out anyway, so it was time for a change! The cabinets are a lot easier to open now, too! 


Floating Shelves

And the moment we’ve all been waiting for… the shelves!! I knew I wanted floating wooden shelves for a very long time, but they had to be the right measurements, and I wanted to ensure that they came with hardware that would support a few decor pieces to have on display. Luckily, I found a shelf on Wayfair that had my exact measurements I was looking for, so I got two, and they give the perfect amount of warm and rustic to my bright, white space. I love displaying some of my Farmor’s heirlooms on the shelves, including a vintage canister meant for flour. It originally belonged to my Grandpa’s Grandma… so it dates way back, and it’s extra special to me. Other items you can put on display include greenery, glassware, candles, cutting boards and storage jars, to name a few!


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And with that, I hope you’re fully inspired to make a few small tweaks to your kitchen (especially with the things you don’t love about it), because at the end of the day, the more you love your kitchen, the more time you’ll spend cooking in it! Have you made any kitchen updates lately? Share them in the comments below!



This post was in collaboration with Wayfair. All opinions are my own.

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