Last Updated on 2018-10-31 by Linda
This post was created as part of a collaboration between myself and Home Depot Canada. All opinions are my own and this is an honest depiction of my recent kitchen renovation.
I have blogger kitchen envy and its real. What the heck is blogger kitchen envy you ask? Well its my utter fascination with all of those bloggers who seem to have the perfect kitchen set up for their blogs. The white sparkling cupboards, the perfect island set up, granite counter tops, stainless steel everything…. you know what I am talking about don’t you? I seriously believe I am a broken kitchen record, always talking about a blogger kitchen.
My kitchen is not bad, seriously good bone structure, plenty of cupboard space and very functional. Functional if you don’t have a blog, lol. The natural kitchen is a triangle, perfect for what a kitchen is made for cooking, eating and then cleaning up right? Well that was before blogging, now a kitchen needs to be video ready, picture perfect and BRIGHT.
Thanks to Home Depot I am now on my way to a better kitchen, one closer to my dream even if that is only near the sink. Home Depot and I are becoming fast household friends, a place that has provided me with backyard deck ideas, Dining room renovations and now even a Kitchen idea. I know sounds funny but…
I may not have the kitchen of my dreams but I now have the faucet of my fantasy, The American Standard Huntley Pull Down
Going to be very frank here, I have been whining about a white kitchen, a new kitchen, you name it I have been whining. Kent is probably tired of hearing about my dream of a blog kitchen. The irony is I am not even the cook so why the fascination right? For me it is about the aesthetics, sitting at the perfect Kitchen Island while Kent cooks. Sipping a glass of Vino staring at my sparkling cupboards while he creates a feast.
This would be a good start towards my dream but in the meantime, small steps right? How can one refresh and update without spending a fortune?
Five quick and easy updates for your Kitchen
I am always in the market for a quick reno, something I can accomplish and by I, I mean “we” or even “him”.
- How about a new Range Hood, it is relatively easily installed and can change the look of your kitchen.
- Clean off the cupboards, minimize the appliances kept out ( or even replace a few) I added Red.
- change the backsplash ( or add accents behind the stove)
- Add seasonal accents
- replace the faucet
Each of these on their own can create a fun addition to your kitchen. All together make you feel like you have a new room.
We went for a all five but it was the faucet that made the biggest impact for me.
Replacing a faucet
Our old faucet was plain but functional. It worked but it did not make a statement and I am a statement gal.
- Clean under the cupboard
- Turn off the water
3) unhook the existing plumbing
4) detach existing faucet from sink
5) clean off grunge
6) make sure the new faucet and plumbing fits your existing
7) Insert new faucet
8) attach the plumbing
9) turn water back on SLOWLY
10) Pray there are no leaks, this is the worst step.
Kent hates, I mean really hates working with WATER. So my asking for a new faucet was a big deal, maybe even bigger deal than a new kitchen. OK I exaggerate but it was a big deal. He did it and I am thrilled and how pretty is this?
Are you looking for a mini or a major Kitchen Renovation? Check out @homedepotcanada and @amstandardcda for more ideas. I am happy with my little mini for now. Still dreaming of my white blogger kitchen and contemplating getting the cupboards painted. Anyone willing to volunteer?