Modernize your Kitchen While Preserving Original Charm
Have you recently looked at your kitchen and realized that some of it is older than you are? Or maybe your kitchen is still boasting some amazing original details, but you just need more modern touches to make your space more you. Here are 4 ways you can achieve a perfect balance between preserving original charm and giving your space a much-needed update.
Your refrigerator, stove, and oven are what make your kitchen a kitchen. While these appliances are built to last, your house's original stove might not be doing it for you. We think that sleek, stainless steel appliances look great in all spaces, but if you don't love stainless steel, you can opt for matching appliances with retro finishes.
If your house has an amazing, colorful, retro backsplash, don't feel like you need to tear it out just because you want some more modern finishes. Commit to the look, and choose a simple cabinet color and really let that backsplash shine. A cabinet with a clean and modern finish won't compete with the old look, but it will give you that 21st-century update you've been needing.
Speaking of cabinets, if you have an older kitchen with sturdy, quality cabinets, you don't need to replace them completely. If they're darker than your taste, see if you can have them painted, or if they're already painted, have them stripped and redone. Original craftsmanship with a new color is the perfect blend of old and new.
Small details, like cabinet hardware, faucets, and sinks can make huge differences in a functional space like the kitchen. If you're wanting to update without completely modernizing, a copper faucet paired with a deep farmhouse sink could be just the touch you need. Or, saving the hardware from your original cabinets and re-using it for your new ones will reserve some of the old look while letting you live with the luxury of the new.
If you're thinking about renovating your old kitchen, but feeling nostalgic, use the above list as a way to figure out exactly what you want to go, and what you want to stay. Remember, it doesn't always have to be out with the old and in with the new; you can have it both ways. Contact us to learn more.
When designing your bathroom renovation, you want to create a space that is both comfortable and uplifting. You want a bathroom that makes you feel positive and charmed in the morning and easily relax into your bedtime routine at night. That's why many people choose the farmhouse style for bathroom renovations. A farmhouse bathroom is charming, efficient, and a little bit rustic: mixing old-fashioned finishes with natural tones that inspire a sense of comfort and tradition that can't help but bring a smile to your face.
But how do you choose the perfect farmhouse features to make your bathroom renovation complete? Here at Fossil Blu, we're passionate about the Farmhouse style, so you know we have a few ideas that you'll love.
Busy homes often have cluttered pantries. It's a natural side effect of cooking quickly, stocking groceries quickly, and always keeping a little extra supplies in the back of your pantry. In a new house, that pantry clutter is comforting, knowing there are always a few boxes of stuffing or cans of beans for a rainy day. But over time, pantry clutter can start to weigh you down.
Why let that happen when you have warm summer weekends and spare time for home projects? If you're refreshing your home and your mindset for summer, why not refresh your pantry?