Because we are fully repainting the kitchen (inside and outside of cabinets, walls, ceilings, doors, trim and baseboard) I had to go through Every. Single. Thing. in my kitchen. This sounds like a chore but after all these years with a red kitchen I was up for the challenge and for purging, quickly and decisively! I made 4 categories- selling, keeping, donating and trashing. Here are some of my highlights in these categories:
I'm not exaggerating when I tell you how energized I have been the past couple of days as I watch the progress take place in my kitchen. All the hard, but satisfying decluttering work is done, my color palette is coming to life and all that is left for me to do when the crew finishes the painting is to put minimal stuff away, decorate and redesign my "new" kitchen.
You too can experience this fresh start! Just don't wait 11 years like I did. Not only because you definitely need to declutter before then, but painting is best done every 5 years to keep the walls looking fresh and updated. If you are ready we are here to help with painting, color consulting and redesign services. I promise the calm, clear motivation that you'll find is worth your investment.
Jennifer Smith is a Certified Architectural Color Consultant in Albuquerque, NM.