What we did
We took out the old orange oak and installed these fresh white shaker cabinets. The custom cabinets keep the same layout, saving cost, while giving the kitchen a more cohesive (built-in fridge) and light (lower spatial profile) feel. Adding the cabinets around the fridge also increases the storage by a lot, including a huge amount of pantry space.
The quartz countertops have the look of gray granite, but cheaper and easier to maintain.
The appliances and fixtures are all stainless steel and chrome, and the backsplash is a classic white subway with gray grout for contrast.
The bathroom was also a complete redo. We kept the same layout but restructured the tub/shower. The old sliding doors are gone, and we installed a new tub and tile surround. The old handheld shower has been replaced with a stylish new rainfall head. Large format charcoal tile on the floor provides a nice contrast to the white of the rest of the bathroom. The shower is a classic 3×8 white subway (ceramic regal bianco), and black grout ties it into the flooring. We also built in storage with a shower niche. The walls are Valspar Polar Star with a satin finish.
The sink and vanity have been replaced with a slimmer version to make a small bathroom a little less crowded. The sleek new faucet is almost futuristic. The new medicine cabinet is also lower-profile with more delicate framing. And the new lights are modern and provide more even lighting, ideal for applying make up.
Finally, we replaced the old light fixtures in the living and dining space with these classy industrial pieces.