With two exceptions: the galley (kitchen) and the heads (bathrooms).
Although most of Sea Gem's interior is varnished teak, as has been used in good boats forever, the builder, for some reason, decided to make the galley and heads "modern." In 1986, when Sea Gem was built, modern meant an unrelenting expanse of off-white formica. And today, that looks dated.
Since our galley and heads are perfectly functional, modernizing them is not a high priority, but it is on our list of future upgrades.
This weekend, we took our first step towards modernizing the galley by installing tiles over what was the blandest expanse of off-white formica: the "backsplash" behind the stove (I don't know why it's a backsplash if it's not behind the sink, but apparently that's what it is). This area had no trim, no texture, no color--just off-white formica as far the eye can see.
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