ing what to keep, what to replace, where
to splurge and where to save.
All of the appliances were in working
condition. They stayed. The stained-
wood cabinets were of good quality, but
needed updating. They were painted. The
milky-white countertop stayed, as did
the honey-oak flooring. For a fresh look,
Hughes suggested an inky, grey-blue color
on the bottom cabinets and bright white
on the top. “The white upper cabinets dis-
appear into the wall now,” she observes.
All new lighting can make a big difference. Hughes found a mid-century
DARK & DATED
The original kitchen su;ered from
entirely too much wood, all agreed.
Hughes suggested keeping the cabinets, but painting them a stylish
blue-grey on the bottom.
The upper corner cabinet was
ripped out and replaced with
open shelving. The solid-surface countertop material
remained, as did the wood floor.
Hughes replaced the hefty,
outdated chairs with visually
lighter acrylic bar stools in the
SAVV Y SPENDING
With help from Salvage
Style’s Amy Hughes,
Dana Siomkos and Zane
Latta renovated their
Maplewood kitchen on
a shoestring. First up:
applying a fresh coat of
white paint to brighten
Photographs by LAURA MOSS