Sometimes when I see really dated spaces I can’t help but wonder how on earth we ever thought those finishes were ever in good taste?
Then I start to worry about what I’ll think about my own home in 20 years.
We will all just cringe over our white kitchens and think, “what were we thinking”? Fingers crossed no. Hopefully our white, timeless kitchens will be just that.
At any rate…I’m back with the latest kitchen redo/makeover that my cabinet magician Ryan Reeder just completed and I am flipping out!
No really people, this makeover is the equivalent to the invention of Cookie Butter. It’s just that good.
Ryan has figured out a way to save the landfills from perfectly good kitchens cabinets that are merely dated and re-use them by bringing them up to date.
Inset: Cabinet drawer & doors are flush with frame of the cabinet opening.
Partial Overlay: Drawers and doors partially cover the cabinet box leaving part of the cabinet face exposed.
Full Overlay: Drawers and doors completely cover the cabinet box.
Typically inset cabinets are most popular and expensive because the cabinet maker must be so exact with measurements and fittings.
Ryan was recently hired to make over this kitchen:
He removed all the partial overlay doors and drawers. Next he filled the holes where the old doors were attached and sanded every surface down. He then custom made new doors and drawers that fit in to the existing openings of the old cabinet boxes so they were now inset cabinets. Lastly he sprayed everything white with his perfect cabinet paint formula. This is what it now looks like:
You would never guess that this used to be a dated, blonde-wood, partial-overlay cabinet kitchen! It looks like a perfect, custom inset kitchen.
Are you dying?!
Hope on over to Ryan Reeder Cabinets to see more of his amazing work.
(Check out Ryan’s work in our own kitchen).