From Drab to Fab: Witness the Stunning Transformation of a Beach House Coastal Kitchen

Beautiful Beach House Coastal Kitchen makeover.

Beautiful Beach House Coastal Kitchen Makeover

Photo Credit: Spots and Stripes.

This beautiful beach house got the coastal kitchen makeover of a lifetime! Check out some of the simple choices that make this beach house kitchen beautiful.

Before the Transformation

Photo Credit: Spots and Stripes.

Since our beach house was featured in Home Beautiful magazine, I’ve received lots of emails (which is just lovely) and heaps of them have been about the kitchen. Everyone wants to know how to transform a daggy kitchen like ours was (above) into a fresh, neutral kitchen. 

So I thought I’d show how we transformed this ‘green timber horror show of a kitchen’ into a kitchen with a relaxed beach vibe. 

Step 1: Remove Tile & Refinish Wood Floor

Photo Credit: Spots and Stripes.

The first step was to remove the peach colored tiles on the floor and the splash back. Underneath the old tile floor was a pine floor.  So we decided to refinish it.

We had the pine floor sanded, then stained in a matt chocolate.  To be honest I just don’t like that yellow color of pine floor boards.  By staining them, we’ve kept the wood grain look but have removed the yellow color.

Step 2: Tile Over the Laminate Countertops

Photo Credit: Spots and Stripes.

 The second step was the bench tops (countertops) which were peach laminate.  We simply tiled over the top with porcelain tiles.  I wanted a super easy bench top as the house is let for holiday rentals. 

And I didn’t want to worry about red wine marks etc. We also tiled the splash back and chose a white tile which has raised “dots” all over it. 

Step 3: Paint Cabinets & Walls

Photo Credit: Spots and Stripes.

The third step was the timber cabinets. They were in great condition but they just look dated, so we painted them. Read this if you need help selecting a great white paint color. The paint color is called Nappa from Resene (we chose double strength). 

Whilst we’re talking paint, the interior of the whole house was painted white including the kitchen. We chose Resene’s Black White for a really crisp white. 

To enhance the look of the cabinetry we also replaced the skirting boards which were looking a bit old and tatty. We chose a laminate which looks like brushed aluminum for a neutral but clean look.

Step 4: Replace Blinds with Shutters

Photo Credit: Spots and Stripes.

The fourth step were the windows. I disliked the venetian blinds and got rid of them straight away.  To create a real beach house vibe, we decided on white plantation shutters.  They were an expensive but worthwhile change.

Step 6: Update Lighting

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Photo Credit: Spots and Stripes.

The sixth step was the lighting.  I wanted something with a natural feel.  So these rattan light shades from Ikea were ideal.

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Photo Credit: Cobblestone Development Group.

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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