Kitchen Makeover with Oak Cabinets


Earlier this spring, I completed a full kitchen makeover keeping their existing cabinets and appliances. We did install new flooring, replaced the old fluorescent ceiling fixture along with installing new under cabinet lighting, new sink, faucet and water filtration system, new cabinet hardware, new countertops and painting of existing cabinets. 

The project took about three weeks from start to finish. We were also making over their main floor bath at the same time. (will keep that for another post)

Here is what we had to work with:


The kitchen receives a ton of natural light but the reddish oak cabinets had seen better days. The cabinets paired with the sage green walls made the kitchen feel very small and dark.

Here is the After:

The first photo is the morning of bringing the doors back and installing them. I had the doors professionally sprayed and painted the cabinet boxes and the walls myself.


We swapped out the double bowl sink for a single bowl to free up more prep space as counter space was at a premium in the old design. The piece de resistance in this space is the glass mosaic backsplash. It ties all the colour tones together.

The lowers are Mild Mint by Behr. Despite the colour being in the green family it really reads as a neutral in the space. The uppers and trim were painted Behr Swiss Coffee. The walls are Benjamin Moore Edgecombe Grey.

Sink is from Home Hardware.

Faucet and backsplash tile from Home Depot

Flooring from Central Building Supplies

Cabinet paint is Pro Classic by Sherwin Williams.

Cabinet spraying, countertop installation, backsplash install, flooring install by Dramatic Change Renovations.

I love how this space turned out. It’s a great modern looking kitchen that is both trendy and classic.

Considering a kitchen makeover, contact me today for a design consultation.


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