Monday, February 10, 2014

Recessed Lighting Conversion Kits....Why didn't I think of that?

I'm still on a mission to re-mix my kitchen.  We replaced our laminate with Granite in October '13 now I'm back with a much smaller upgrade.  So we decided to try these new "recessed lighting conversion kits."   Like many of us, we opted for all recessed lighting in our kitchen.  We later realized that this just didn't give us the lighting or appeal that we wanted.   We really wanted pendant lighting over our island, we just never got around to hiring an electrician to change our lighting.  After doing some research, I found that there are kits available to convert your recessed lighting to a pendant!  My darling husband installed these in no time. Five minutes each!  The only issue was making sure that the pendant lights are leveled.  What a great touch to change and upgrade our kitchen.




Pendant canopy fits right over recessed lighting...amazing! 

We have now to decided to change our cabinet knobs.  Not sure which to choose. 







I simply love how these changes have affected the overall décor of our kitchen.  I will continue to look for ways to enhance the style of our home because I truly believe that a pretty house rocks!  

I  hope these changes can inspire you!



Saturday, October 5, 2013

Kitchen makeover - New countertops goes a long way!


I am new to the world of blogging and I must admit that I have so many design ideas, questions, etc.  I have been inspired by a host of design bloggers, ultimately deciding to join this talented group of people.  Over the past few months I have been "re-mixing" our home.  I have been re-painting, re-designing, and replacing various items in each room.  Small changes just like big ones goes a long way.  Which brings me to our kitchen... over the years in our home we have been stuck with this "just okay" monochromatic laminate countertops.  Nothing spectacular, just dull and boring!

Boring Laminate


"Just Okay" monochromatic laminate countertops











Got Granite

We finally invested in granite counter-tops.  It was a change that should have been done a long time ago.   We were torn between going lighter or darker, should we splurge or not. After living so many years with every shade of brown known to man, we decided a contrast is just what our kitchen re-mix needed.   We ultimately chose "Butterfly Verde."



Accessorize

I decided to bring some new accessories into the kitchen that would add to the new décor.
 





 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Creative

I took one area of the kitchen and placed a countertop sized wine cooler along with my coffee maker to make this area my beverage center.  With no huge budget for a complete kitchen remodel...this solution works just as well!




I simply love how these changes have affected the overall décor of our kitchen.  I will continue to look for ways to enhance the style of our home because I truly believe that a pretty house rocks!  

I  hope these changes can inspire you!