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Need help beach-ifying vacation house kitchen! Please help!

4 years ago

So we are buying a vacation home near the beach. Right now it looks like pretty traditional/suburban and I want it to be more coastal/beach in color scheme.

No, I cannot afford new white cabinets (I wish), but yes, I can afford new counter tops, backsplash and paint. Any ideas how to make this kitchen and family room lighter/airy/coastal/beachy?

I've considered white quartz counters, white/light paint colors, but am concerned the medium brown cabinets, darker stone fireplace and all of the medium-brown hardwood are holding me back from greatness!!

Also, the color palette in the house overall is warm tones currently and in my mind coastal/beach palette is cool colors (blue, gray, white, etc.). So should I embrace the 'suburban/traditional' or is there a reasonable way to get a coastal/beachy oasis vibe?

Any ideas??

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