Updating 1970 s lighting

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White paint, new pulls, and under-cabinet lighting are simple fixes that did the trick. Before & After: A Modest Galley Kitchen Makeover, Apartment Therapy.Country decor, peeling vinyl floors, and honey-stained cabinetry made this kitchen an eyesore.Along with the new millennium, a new generation of home buyers started to take a new look at 1970s ranches--buying them and refreshing them, while respecting their origins.

My dad is a genius when it comes to structural aspect and how to make it work.

This kitchen was updated with a unifying black and white palette, a new subway-tiled backsplash, and industrial fixtures and hardware. In a only one weekend, this kitchen went from dark and dated to light and lovely — and on an insanely cheap budget to boot!

The simple updates make it more modern, but the turquoise accents help keep its old-school charm. Armed with a gallon of paint, cork shelf-liners, and a lot of elbow grease, this couple transformed their tiny work-in-progress galley kitchen into something they could live with until their budget allowed them to renovate.

Best piece of advice from their experience: Start with the path of least resistance and work from there. Before & After Makeover: A Dark, Dated Kitchen Goes Light and Bright.

Faced with this dated Florida kitchen, the homeowners brough it into the modern world by painting the cabinets (and removing some), slipcovering the island with Corian countertops and ends, and switching out the ceiling fan for pendant lights. Once they got past the fear of painting their 1970’s wood paneling, these homeowners opted for Benjamin Moore’s Woodlawn Blue to bring their cabinetry into the 21st century.

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