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Their kitchen before the remodel was hopelessly stuck in the eighties with outdated light fixtures, warm brown cabinets, mauve countertops, and a particularly dated linoleum floor. With the addition of simple modern cabinets from IKEA, Laura and Jason brought their kitchen into the 21st century.
In terms of the cabinets themselves, they really rang orange…. To tone them down and bring them more into the realm of brown, I waxed them with Briwax in Tudor Brown (check out this post for more details). You never saw black cup pulls, like these, on 80s or 90s cabinets, so just adding them brings the cabinets forward a couple of decades. But if they’ve been around since the kitchen was built, you probably will need to replace them anyway.
IKEA sells premade countertops that range from to 0 for an 8 foot length.
A simple white would look awesome with the warm wood cabinets.
If you have an island you need to top, consider a butcher block top that would complement your cabinets.
If necessary, in this case you could paint just the island cabinets, but at least you’re not painting all the cabinets!