Friday, August 10, 2012

kitchen before and afters...

I can't believe it.  It's ACTUALLY done!!!   And I have the long-awaited pictures for you.

(and can I just preface these pictures with saying I never want to do a kitchen remodel again?!?  At least while I'm living in it...)  Man!  It was a nightmare at times.

But now that it's finally OVER, I've gotta admit- it's sooo nice.  I'm loving it.

So let's get to it!  Shall I show you some before's and after's?


Another before.

(cue drum roll...)

The after!

Before, our little kitchen was closed off with this wall and small doorway.

But now, it's completely open and spacious, and we ran the same hardwoods throughout for better flow.

Here's that same wall from the dining room side...

And now it's gone!

We added this entire wall of cabinetry and countertops, as well as widened the entrance to the kitchen.

We are loving it!   This place got entirely gutted and re-done.  Thankfully we already had the appliances, (we've been replacing them as they've died)  but now there's new cabinetry, granite countertops, recessed lighting, a white subway tile backsplash and a different layout, especially the new cabinetry on the other wall.

So now it's down to the finishing touches like decorating, but that's the fun part, right?

Here's to many more years of making meals and hosting students in this place!  Cheers!
Posted by Picasa


  1. Looks beautiful and so much more useful for having students in your house on a regular basis. Thankful that it is done.

  2. DUDE!!! That looks freaking awesome!! well done :)

  3. I'm thinking that if you come back to the house in 50 years someone will get the great idea to wall off the dining room for a more private dining experience. But they won't be able to make it more beautiful than it is now. Great job!

  4. It is absolutely beautiful. Good job, you two (and Caroline).