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Can you help me brighten up and update my kitchen?

4 years ago

When we bought our home in 2006, our kitchen was considered “the style”. Now I desperately wish it was white and bright! Since this isn’t our forever home and we won’t be doing a remodel, I would like to make only a few easy changes. Here are my questions:

1) We have brushed nickel hardware. Thinking of switching it out to a more contemporary style. Do I stick with brushed nickel, or would a different finish work better?

2) I love neutrals. Can anyone recommend a Roman shade that would look nice? Thinking of ordering a custom one online (maybe or similar site)

3) I bought 6 oversized matted, white square frames from crate and barrel to go on the blank wall behind the island. They are about 1.5” deep and my husband worries that they will constantly get knocked into since it’s a high traffic area. Thoughts? Does anyone know of a thinner profile frame?

4) Working on getting my husband to DIY replace our backsplash with white subway tile.

5) Open to any and all other ideas 😊

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