This kitchen refresh (not quite a makeover or an overhaul -- just a general freshening up) has me seriously contemplating a little kitchen upgrade this weekend.
Our kitchen is Perfectly Fine: dark wood builder cabinets, stainless appliances, dark countertops (they show zero mess, which is a blessing and a curse: you can be hopelessly lazy and no one is the wiser, but sometimes when I do wipe them down, I can't believe what squalor we allow ourselves to live in).
But three-and-a-half years after we moved in, it looks pretty much just like it did when the previous owners left. I can't figure out how to zhush it up and add character because there's very little wall space. Like many Chicago apartments, it opens up into our living room, which makes it a de facto focal point of our home.
My dream house is going to have an all-white kitchen (with extremely high countertops so a tall person's back will feel great while she's chopping things, along with a lot of other highly specific demands that will probably never happen), but for our current budget and time constraints, this chalkboard wall and bronze hardware are really catching my eye.
What's in your dream kitchen?
(Images via Design*Sponge)