New Hampshire Home Stager, Transforming My New Home - Kitchen

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New Hampshire Home Stager, Transforming My New Home - Kitchen

In a recent post, The New Hampshire Home Stager Bait & Switch, I promised to share photos from the transformation of my new home.

In case you missed it:  Dining Room Living Room, Master Bed & Bath

 

 The kitchen has been painted and we've made a few small changes, but it's not done.  

We will eventually replace the counters and tile the backsplash, but not until we can decide exactly what we want.  We are still looking at options.

 Here's what we've done so far.....

If you've been following the series, you know the paint colors already.  We used Ben Moore Thunder on all walls but one....using Ben Moore Stampede as an accent wall.

kitchen BEFOREkitchen AFTER

We turned the ceiling fan blades over to their black side.

We painted the base of the island black because it didn't match the cabinets or the floors.

kitchen before nh home staging

The wall color is far more dramatic than the picture shows....it's actually much warmer.


We updated the outlet at the end of the island to black...

outlet replaced

We updated the cabinet hardware....

kitchen hardware before and afterThese small changes are enough to keep me happy until I find the right counter and backsplash.

Next up:  Family Room Built-in Bookcases

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Nancy Conner
Managing Broker - City Realty Inc - Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
So much fun to share in the transformations you are creating in your new home - it's looking awesome!
Feb 27, 2012 10:13 AM #17
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Roger:  He knows better than to believe anything I say....I don't mean to be less than truthful, it's just I change my mind a lot, LOL!  "nothing less than spectacular" could be hard to live up to...but I'll give it my best shot.

Maureen:  If you were a fly on one of my walls you would probably end up painted!

Alexandra:  Not sure what direction we will go.  I had granite in last house and don't know if I want it again.  I would like something different, and something that doesnt' require so much care.

Nancy:  Thank you!

Feb 27, 2012 11:41 AM #18
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Sometimes a small change can bring you that LIFT your looking for...nice updates!!  AND....if/when I move again some things I want to wait on til I get the TRUE feel of my new home!

Feb 27, 2012 04:18 PM #19
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Sharon, NOW YOUR COOKIN' ;)  looking good!

Feb 27, 2012 05:27 PM #20
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Sharon--little changes, but huge impact.  Kitchen feels much more up to date.  Love the room-by-room updating of you new home. 

Feb 28, 2012 12:02 AM #21
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Kathy:  We are happy with all the improvements so far and are almost done the majority of what I would like to see done.  You are never really "done" when it comes to home improvement, there is always something else to do.  The kitchen will get done with time.

Ellen:  Thank you!

Janet:  Glad you are enjoying it.  I'm doing my best to keep the expense down and keep the cost reasonable.

 

Feb 28, 2012 12:32 PM #22
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John McCarthy
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group - North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Sharon,

A few small changes guided by the eye of a professional sometimes make all the difference in the world. Very nice!

Feb 29, 2012 05:43 AM #23
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Kathy Strader
Memorial Staged Homes - Houston, TX
ASP

Sharon your color choices rock and I can tell your house will also.  Are you having a good time with this process?  Enjoying your blog.

Feb 29, 2012 07:21 AM #24
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

John:  Thanks, I'm glad you like the changes!

Kathy:  It's a lot of work, but yes, I am enjoying the process!  The house is quickly becoming a home.  Thank you!

 

Feb 29, 2012 07:47 AM #25
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Lydie Ouellet Dickinson
Realty Executives Tri County, Bellingham MA - Bellingham, MA
Realtor

OMG! I think I just found my new kitchen colors. What a fantastic transformation!

 You are a true artist Sharon! Magic at your fingertips!

Feb 29, 2012 08:49 PM #26
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Rebecca McArdle
Stunning Staging & Redesign, LLC - Fort Wayne, IN

I'm impressed, but not surprised...I wouldn't have thought to paint the island that color, but it looks great!  Learn something new everyday.  Thanks for sharing your pic's!

Feb 29, 2012 09:34 PM #27
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Lydie:  Please share some photos if you do use the colors...I would love to see!

Rebecca:  We have used black on many pieces of furniture, this is first time we have done anything like this.  In the picture it looks like the woodgrain finish went well with the cabinets and floor, but it really didn't match either....I'm very happy with the black finish.

Mar 01, 2012 05:16 AM #28
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I am always amazed at how much impact and improvement can come from some of the simpler changes in home improvement.  For example the cabinet hardware change in your photos.

Mar 03, 2012 04:37 PM #29
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Myrl:  It is amazing what such a small change can make....night and day for me....I'm so much happier with the new hardware!

Mar 04, 2012 06:00 AM #30
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

I had missed your kitchen in this series so I'm happy to go back and see everything that is happening.  I'm thinking about painting the base cabinets in my hawaii condo a dark espresso and your island painting has helped me give that further thought.  Thanks for letting us into your new home to experience the changes with you (without the labor (:  )

Mar 04, 2012 09:28 AM #31
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Ginger:  If you do paint your cabinets, I hope you will share....would love to see the before and after.

Mar 04, 2012 03:04 PM #32
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

The painted island is the best thing! I did that to mine years ago, a dark sage green and what a difference! Wood cabinets, wood floors.......all too much. Painted pieces add so much. i recommend it to many of my clients. Love the black!

Mar 11, 2012 08:50 AM #33
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Shar:  It was driving me crazy- all that wood!  I love black, but I was a little nervous painting it.  Now that it's done, we are very happy with the results.

Mar 11, 2012 05:45 PM #34
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA

Hi Sharon...Great transformation.  The hardware and some paint make all the difference in the world.  

Kate

May 07, 2012 05:55 PM #35
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Kate:  Someday we will replace the counters and put some tile, but I need some time to live in the house first and determine exactly what I want.

May 08, 2012 04:15 PM #36
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