Once we moved into our dwelling final summer time, I knew I wished to do some type of mini makeover. Though I do know a full kitchen rework is in our future, we wished to reserve it for final so we had extra time to plan and save up for a real dream kitchen.
I discovered (by way of my DMs) that it’s a HOT debate whether or not a section one makeover is completely price it or a giant waste of cash. I’ll clarify why I’m on team-totally-worth-it beneath.
First, right here’s how our kitchen regarded once we moved in:
As you’ll be able to see, it’s a pleasant kitchen. It’s an improve in SO some ways—most of all, area. There’s a lot cupboard and counter area. The draw back, nevertheless, is that it wasn’t/isn’t our type and it didn’t have a lot character … except the character is “mid-’90s wealthy folks kitchen.” In that case, she’s proper heading in the right direction.
At first, I used to be very hung up on the granite counter on the island and wished to vary it. However, after placing in a whole lot of thought, we determined to go away the bones of the kitchen (together with my foe, the granite island) alone.
As an alternative, we opted for a simple repair that gave us one “cute” view for the kitchen. I used some detachable vinyl tile from Etsy to cowl up the mirrored backsplash. Since I picked a colourful and classy sample, it instantly introduced some FUN to our kitchen.
I spent a bit of over $200 on this improve. I perceive the way it might be considered as “a waste” to some, however HEAR ME OUT. I’ve some ideas on why this expense was utterly price it! Hold studying …
Right here’s a hyperlink to the fabric. It’s the identical thickness as stick-on wallpaper. It’s NOT tile. Nevertheless, as soon as you put in it, it appears identical to actual tile! I like how skinny it’s as a result of it’s very straightforward to put in. We did paint the mirror earlier than putting in, primarily in case it confirmed via the cracks.
I like to recommend this when you’ve got a darkish floor as a result of it can make your tile seem extra brilliant (once more, this can be a skinny materials) and it’s a chunk of vinyl.
Why a section one makeover is TOTALLY price it:
1. I like my kitchen NOW.
Loving your area issues. Even when it’s only for a yr, it issues. I’m extremely affected by my environment and a yr and a half (which is the soonest we are going to rework this area) is a very long time. For my part, if you are able to do a mini makeover that takes a day or a weekend and it’s inexpensive to you, GO FOR IT.
You don’t need to hate your area whereas ready to transform. Typically one thing so simple as a coat of paint could make it extra cozy and comfy for you.
2. I get to attempt a brand new type with much less dedication.
I shall be sincere, earlier than this pink stick-on tile, I’d have chosen a stable tile for our future backsplash. I simply know there’s no likelihood I’d have thought-about one thing this daring.
However after having lived with it for a month or so, I’m LOVING the vibe and I’d positively think about a extra daring search for our rework. That is superb.
I bought to attempt one thing I’d have been too scared to do and it modified my emotions—I’m now method much less terrified of patterned tile! I’m shocked (however actually pleased about) how a lot this modified my plans.
Use your mini makeover as an opportunity to experiment!
3. The mini makeover makes me really feel much less anxious or in a rush to renovate.
I’ve at all times been actually unhealthy about dashing, which might be good in some conditions, however renovating is certainly NOT one in all them. The mini makeover helps me really feel extra glad and content material with our present setup, which makes me much less more likely to rush right into a renovation I haven’t full deliberate.
I like that it takes the sting off. I are inclined to get very annoyed early in renovations when it feels prefer it’s not going quick sufficient, so these mini makeovers is usually a satisfying inventive outlet should you’re feeling that method.
Thanks a lot for following alongside. If in case you have robust emotions about mini makeovers, I’d love to listen to them within the feedback! xx- Elsie
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