What is a Kitchen Refresh?
In the Kitchen Refresh consultation you will get Maria’s suggestions to make the most impactful updates for an older kitchen to create a more current look without a full renovation.
Maria believes in spreading the budget around and making sure you have funds for furnishing, decorating and styling your home. This means that often a full kitchen renovation is not and should not be the priority.
In this consultation, she will focus on the most budget friendly options to freshen the look of your older kitchen, which can include suggestions for anything from changing one or two hard finishes, painting existing cabinets, walls or finishes such as a backsplash, or new details such as lighting or hardware. She may also include some styling advice if that is what the room needs most.
Notes on sourcing
Maria will provide source links for recommended finishes. The brands and products she recommends are widely distributed and easy to source at mid-range to inexpensive price points. Maria is not compensated by brands she recommends (i.e. paint, countertop, backsplash, flooring, etc.). These finishes are selected because they are the right colour to create a classic and timeless look.
If the item cannot be ordered online, or you would prefer to source them locally, you can take the names, images or samples of these finishes to your local suppliers to find something comparable. Often, products can be sourced easily from your local home improvement store. Decorative items such as lighting may occasionally include affiliate links.
This consultation includes:
She will give you at least a couple of options, complete with live source links wherever possible, for up to three of the following elements you may need to change to update your older kitchen:
- CABINET COLOUR
- WALL COLOUR
- TRIM AND CEILING COLOUR
- DECORATIVE LIGHTING
- DECORATING AND STYLING IDEAS
When will I receive my advice?
Your Kitchen Refresh Consultation advice will arrive via email within 9-12 business days from when we receive your complete information.
How can we do this online?
“Because getting colour right is much more about choosing the correct undertone than being able to predict how the colour will change in the light.”
How the eDesign process works
This consultation is for you if
You don’t want to do a complete renovation on your kitchen, but you’d love to know what Maria would do to make it look updated and as beautiful as possible. You’re willing to make a couple changes but aren’t sure which elements would be best to focus on.
With this package we can provide you with a few suggestions for updating details to make your kitchen look more “now”.
While often replacing dated countertops or the backsplash with something more versatile and timeless is the perfect solution, in some cases, a trendy paint colour or details like lighting and decor items are just what is called for to get another 5 or 10 years, out of a dated kitchen.
And that’s perfect because then you can focus on updating other furnishings and decor around the house, or prioritize other things while having a much more current looking kitchen for less.
In order to help us get you your solution faster, we ask that you include photos of samples you are considering (you will receive detailed instructions for photographing them properly). We are likely to send you out to source more options within certain parameters and have you photograph those in the context of the other elements too. Consulting online involves some leg work, but having professional advice for finishes that are pricey and relatively permanent makes it worth it!
Maria has worked with thousands of clients will all imaginable types finishes and colours. This service provides guidance for DIY decorating so it’s rare to have after photos that are worth posting, because they require professional styling and photography. This is why you won’t see many of them on the blog.
As soon as you’ve purchased your solution, you will receive a form to fill out as well as an information sheet on how we need photos taken so we can accurately give you the right advice.
One final note:
When you get colour advice from the Maria Killam team, we are not guessing. We will not be asking you questions like “What do you think?” Unless you really do have two choices where both will work equally as well and still give you the classic and timeless look you want for your home. What we are doing is using our experience and expertise to find you the perfect colour solution that will work in your specific design situation.
Please note: this consultation is for minor updates on existing kitchens. If you are doing extensive changes that involve new cabinetry, changing the layout, or any other more intensive changes to your kitchen, You will need the Create a Timeless Kitchen package to get help with colours and finishes for your new kitchen design.
This Interior Colour consultation is a residential service. Please contact us for a quote for commercial property inquiries.