We have five cottages therefore five kitchens to makeover! Replacing all the cupboards is not an option as cost will be too high. Cupboards are butter yellow as in photo one. The second photo is not accurate
Personally I love the yellow. White or timber benchtops. Replace handles and redo the splash backs and take it higher. Replace the curtains with something white and plain - even a blind or fabric Roman blind. Basically pair back the colours used and get rid of the peachy tones in tiles and curtains. I think that will make a world of difference to start with.
Are you modernising furniture? The kitchen and furniture all seem similar vintage. Assuming cupboards are painted you can change colour, replace splashback granite ransomed benches with do it yourself kits or professionalReplace handles is the quick upgrade
Is this a new purchase, is the benchtop in good condition and where are the cottages
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We live in isolation so everything is very expensive because of freight costs. We would not consider granite it’s not in keeping with our island style.Repurposing is a far better idea?
so the benchtop is in good condition, do you want to share the name of your Holiday? cottages to give them a plug. We had 4 x 2 bedroom Viila's on the NSW coast which we totally updated, we no longer own them, too much work
Poinciana Cottages Norfolk Island www.poincianacottages.com
Beautiful Island, it's been a long time since I visited and loved everything about the place with amazing history. Paint might be the best thing to give a bit of change, possibly lots of white paint, Walls ceilings upper kitchen cabinets and wall tiles, I would finish painting the TV Stand all white. change curtain to simple white/raw linen look (Ikea) or Black and white stripped blinds
If budget allows Black metal dining chairs that can stack for shipping, make sure they are the right height for the table, Kmart used to have some approx $45 each. Black patterned/stripped cushions. etc, that's my thought, and keeping everything the same enables you to move things around when needed.
They used to have some similar to these but all metal,
Thanks for your advice. only cabinetry and tops at the moment. no income during covid so cant do the impossible. we wont put anything metal as it rusts. bamboo and fabrics mildew! its tricky i tell you!
Yes it's tropical. metal indoors only, This is a 70's motel on the Mid North Coast of NSW so does get humid, It had blue corniches blue laminate and aqua blue exterior trims, the new owners have done a great job with paint and reusing any old timber furniture and recycled timber.
I’d keep the cabinets and update the handles, the tiles and the benchtop. Some of the best budget benchtops are the wooden/bamboo ones from Bunnings/IKEA. The cabinetry isn’t offensive. You could also remove some of the uppers and replace with open shelving.
I think they look quite cute and unless damaged I'd leave them as it's until can consider a full reno
Thank you. i appreciate your help
You have modern blinds, beyond the handles and colour, the microwaves and range hoods make a big impact so consider how they match an update, they seem yellow than the white fridge. If benches are in good condition I’d leave them and focus on the other issues. Tone the yellow down, at least on back area. Make sure backsplash extends up to underside of cabinets, Replace the curtains in dining too. Then focus on some decor items e .g nice looking toaster and kettle, tray of condiments.
As CP said, it all looks OK so hold off until a later time. And Kates points which could include updating linen in Bedroom. If the Benchtop is in good order? then You could add Encaustic concrete tiles for a stunning splash back to give the kitchen a new look.
Down the track introduce Flat screen TV' on the wall which will give more floorspace by removing the old TV and cabinet. Aldi has great prices on TV's
PS have you had any problems with the Dish Drawers being flooded by guests from stacking items that are too tall for the drawer to close easily
No problems with dishdrawers. no Aldi here 😩 the tvs are accommodation standards and volumes limited. anything high tech cannot be serviced unfortunately and parts hard to get
Looking again what colour are the bench tops? They are showing purple if that’s the case look at a paint or Marble treatment for bench tops
Thanks everyone for your suggestions
I’d find a way to keep the yellow - I like it! I’d replace the bench tops with the Bunnings timber ones and update the furniture instead.
Look on Pinterest, Houzz etc for yellow kitchens. Here are two that work beautifully!
Yes I’ve saved a few options
thank you Ruth, we really wanted comments on the kitchen itself, and the rest will follow.
we have no drycleaner and so fabrics in curtains and blinds and bed linens, we have to be able to clean and launder ourselves. thanks again
Looking back I think you misunderstood me. I was going off the first picture where I could see curtains. In the subsequent pics I can see that you have replaced these with binds already, which is what I suggested. 😊 you asked for kitchen comments and I gave those, handles, benchtops and tile to the top cabinets. Keep the palette tight in terms of colour and materials and it will come together.
Thanks Ruth. Some of the pics were old, but I was looking more for pics of kitchens rather than cottages. Cheers