Matt & I affectionately referred to the brick floor design in the kitchen as 'Burger King' floor. The brick was very reminiscent of the flooring we remember from Burger King restaurants during our childhood. Clearly, we both spent a lot of time at fast food establishments growing up, stop judging.
Shortly after we finally closed on the house we started renovation on the kitchen. The 'Burger King' floor was crazy hard to get rid but eventually we were able to continue the (love of my life) hardwood floors from the rest of the house into the kitchen. It's a beautiful thing.
The honey-oak colored cabinets were spray painted white and crown molding was added to the top of the cabinets to give them a modern finished look.
Just those changes alone made a huge difference!
Eventually, we replaced the vintage appliances with new shiny ones, cause we're super fancy. Although I've never had a gas range before so naturally I assume it's going to blow up every time I turn on a burner #babysteps