After almost a year waiting to get our upper kitchen cabinet doors replace (through warranty, because they were faulty and the laminate started to chip after a year or so) they finally installed them a couple of weeks ago! I don’t know why it took me too long to share them, but here they are. Oh and in case you’re wondering, even though we liked the old door color, we asked them to replace them with white because:
- It matches the bottom cabinets and the other side of the kitchen better.
- Our kitchen is not very big and having all-white cabinets makes it seem larger.
- It’s the darkest room in the apartment, so white cabinets help with that, as well.
- The old doors were a pain to keep clean (… and this was really the main reason, to be honest). Seriously, by the time I finished wiping them all, you could already see smudges once again. Not quite, but almost.
And if you wonder whether it might be too much white, well, I actually like all white kitchens. My parents have had white cabinets, countertops and even appliances for 15+ years and it’s still looking great. I’ve never felt white kitchens to be sterile at all. (Although when we replace the countertops for Silestone hopefully, we’ll probably change them for light gray instead of pure white. But mostly because it’s a lot cheaper and I like both options.). And we’ll be adding a pop of red when we paint the bar stools. (Still on our to-do list).
But enough talking, let’s get to the pictures!
This is the view from the door, but it’s hard to capture properly because of the lighting situation (which, unfortunately, happens with all the rooms in our home).
So the rest of the shots are looking in from the patio:
Ah, dear kitchen. You’ve come a long way from this:
And again, how it looks now:
What do you think? Did we make the right choice by picking white doors, or did you like the darker ones better?