What time is it? Renovation time!


That little window of time after the holidays and before summer…it’s renovation time!

Whether you hire a contractor, tackle a DIY project or a little bit of both…updating a room, especially a kitchen, may seem daunting.  But seeing the space come together makes all the trials and tribulations well worth it.

This South Carolina couple kept the original floor plan of their existing kitchen, but needed to restore the outdated stained cabinets and remove the old-fashioned popcorn ceiling.

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Popcorn ceilings were very popular in the 70’s and made it easy to hide any ceiling imperfections.  Getting rid of those ceilings can be a very tedious task.  After you have checked to make sure the ceiling does not have asbestos, lightly wet the ceiling with warm water and gently scrape the ceiling with a scraper tool. Look at this DIY video  featuring Decorated Chaos on how to remove a popcorn ceiling.  After scraping, they were ready to prime and paint. Next they sanded and painted the cabinets in a bright white which complimented the existing wood floor and granite counter tops.  HGTV has some great tips on how to paint kitchen cabinets.

With such a wide variety of lighting to choose from, the hardest part was deciding what would best fit their needs. They wanted to be able to cook and entertain while supplementing the natural light.

They removed the outdated semi-flush light and chose two pendant fixtures from Quoizel’s Grant Collection.  They installed the pendants over the counter top and put a matching img_20170112_080800067-3chandelier over the dinette.  The opal etched glass and brushed nickel finish tie into the rest of the kitchen perfectly while adding a classic Americana style to the space.  These fixtures provide a nostalgic but contemporary flair to this kitchen and will provide plenty of light for task and dining alike.

Now it’s time to for them to sit back and enjoy their hard work with their family and friends.

For more information on the Grant Collection shown here or other lighting to complement your decor go to Quoizel.com.

Designer tips: Pendants can provide both task and accent lighting and are ideal solutions for kitchen counters. These fixtures should hang 30” above the counter top. A chandelier should hang 30” above the table top and be 6” narrower than the table on both sides.




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