A great man by the name of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” Although it is clear Dr. King was not talking about interior design, his words can translate in so many ways. Today, I would like to open my personal home to show how small things can make a big impact on design. Anthem Country Club is the location of our new house. As an Anthem resident for more than 18 years, my poor kids have moved nine times between their father and me! Since our last move in May 2022, I have vowed this is the last time. But I admittingly have a problem. I see a dated but good space and immediately want to remodel or transform it. The first room that received a major transformation in our home was the kitchen. Although we ended up tearing everything out and changing the layout, there were small changes we could have done to spruce things up. Here are some tips for an easy (and mostly inexpensive) kitchen facelift: 1. Add hardware to the cabinets. It is transformative! And you can switch them out every year for a different style and updated look. 2. Add a tile backsplash. I recommend something that is classic and will stay in style for years to come. 3. Paint the cabinets. This is a job best completed by a professional since it is labor intensive. 4. Splurge on nice appliances. This is an expensive one, but great appliances can make or break the look of a kitchen. Want to make a BIG impact and transform a room in one day? I have four words for you: peel and stick wallpaper! It's easy to apply and remove, and you can change it out quickly for a new vibe. Our front room needed a refresh, so we transformed the once-plain room into a relaxation/game room with simple wallpaper and paint. Remember, “You can do small things in a great way.” While you are working on your home, don’t forget to do the other small things that will make a big impact in our world too—just like MLK did.
Article by Tracy van Ravensway
Photography by Tracy van Ravensway
Originally published in Anthem City Lifestyle