Help! 1962 Kitchen needs an update...not an overhaul.
January 11, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Considering a minor update for '62 kitchen. We bought the house last year and haven't touched it. I'm not brave enough to throw myself into a complete redo. Love the retro feel but need the area to appear "cleaner" and brighter. Not sure whether to paint the cabinets (egads!) or simply try new hardware (the current original handles snag clothing and are sharp-edged!) Wallpaper could possibly be an '80s update---want to remove it and the heavy drapes/shade. Not sure what color palette to consider. I fight my traditional tendencies every time I step foot in the kitchen, but I still love the area nonetheless---just not the decor. All appliances stay except replacing electric cooktop with gas. White formica stays, and I'm cool with it! Linoleum---original...should we try wood or brick flooring? Your ideas are sincerely welcomed! If this was your kitchen, what would you do? (Pardon the clutter, please.)