Published at Friday, March 09th 2018. by Anastasia Jhonson in Kitchen Backsplashes.
The peninsula or kitchen island is often the home‘s hub, where friends and family gather to help with just the eating (or the cooking). This central position creates it an important design attribute also a very special place to add personality to the kitchen. Reusing the island could give a dramatic face-lift on any budget. Here are 10 interesting ideas you could use to provide the heart of the house a little love.
1. Color. Looking to develop your palette but doubtful to create a big splash? Repainting only the island (or even only one surface) adds a dash of drama without the influence of visually shrinking the room that could come from dark or vivid cabinetry. Combine the island with contrasting bar-stools for better life.
Cost: A good DIY finish requires a solid sanding, degreasing plus cleaning, as well as one or two coats of quality primer before painting. Factor these in also assume to pay about $200 for paint plus any other stuffs, also a few afternoons of labor. A skilled cabinet respray for varnish just like-crispness costs about $75 to $125 per door.
2. Mirror. If you’d prefer to possess your island float away rather than prominently, mirrored fronts help lighten the look of the whole room. By creating the bulky cabinets looks to vanish with the floor to run on forever. For antique charm, put glass with a vintage finish (or rebuild one yourself with a splatter brush as well as glass paint).
Cost: Glass professionals could install mirror sheets for a few hundred dollars. For a DIY technique, use huge frameless mirror tiles. You could even select ones with a beveled edge for more style.
3. Wood. Any other way to lighten an island visually is to easy match its faces to the flooring stuff so the two combined together. Letting wood or laminate swathe around the island is unfathomable but warm and inviting without being heavy.
Cost: While you possess leftover flooring after a restoration (usually often there will be enough for at least one face of the island), the cost could be just the labor. Otherwise, find for sales on leftover stock to grab only one box of planks at a bargain price.
4. Wainscoting. To alleviate a chunky island, think classic wainscoting. It suits cottage-motivated traditional kitchens well, but as you could see here, it also works beautifully in transitional or contemporary kitchens by adding texture with a simple geometric sensibility.
Cost: Basic wainscoting is available at hardware stores for about $2 per square foot.
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