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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Kitchen Reveal...Finally!

So our kitchen has been in working order for some time now, but we hemmed and hawed over the backsplash, and were slow to order blinds for the window.  But now the backsplash is up, the blinds are installed, and I'm ready to show you all the pictures.

As a refresher, here are the before shots.

Low ceiling, old cabinets, wood grain laminate counters

Mismatched appliances, microwave taking up valuable counterspace, treasure chest looking range hood

Broken blinds, window at counter level (and slopes a little) so water run into it--plus doesn't open well, duct tape in the bottom corner trying to keep the steel wool stuffed in there to keep mice out (didn't work)

Old sliding glass door, won't open well because of dirt or swelling in the heat, lots of junk stuffed under the counter

Badly stained carpet, and all those cords!

Old heater (fan stopped blowing and dangerously heated the wall), old door to garage and casing (chewed by previous renters' dogs)
And now everything is so much better!
Custom cabinets (painted white with brown glaze), granite counter (tropical brown), regular ceiling and recessed lights

Stainless steel appliances, over the range microwave
New sink and faucet, window plus granite windowsill, pendant light over sink,  blinds, and look--no mouse hole!  (the floor is all patched up underneath too)

Backsplash--nice neutral tile, but I really love the accent tiles we picked out

New sliding door, extra cabinet for storage, and look--6 new junk drawers! :)  Still need some curtains

Tile floor extended into family room, cords tamed slightly (I still have plans to cover them up more)

So, what do you think?  What's your favorite change?

28 comments:

  1. OMG! Your kitchen looks amazing!!! For the cord covering you can buy these paint able cord covers at Home Depot, they are not to expensive for the simple ones and have a sticky back.

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  2. it is beautiful! you guys did great and i love how you added more cabinets on the side!

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  3. It looks great!!!! Kind of makes me want to redo my kitchen. But I don't have the energy to do the work. :)

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  4. Oh i forgot. My favorite part is how the counter top goes into the sink. No edge to have crumbs and stuff get caught on.

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  5. Steph, WOW! It looks incredible. The kitchen is gorgeous!!

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  6. Oooo, so fresh and spacious looking! Great job on the kitchen renovation!

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  7. WOW the kitchen looks fab. So clean and beautiful. Love it. winks-jen

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  8. That seriously looks amazing!! I love the new kitchen!! WOW!!

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  9. A-MAZING!!! OMG I love the white! It really brightens up the room and opens it up. Fantastic job! I'm a follower! :)

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  10. YOU WON YOU WON CHECK MY BLOG- CONGRATS- jen-CraftOManiac.blogspot.com

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  11. Love it! It looks like it was worth the wait and the work. I can't wait to see how you hide the cords. :)

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  12. W.O.W! It looks awesome! Having a good looking kitchen is really important to me, so if I don't like the kitchen I'm most likely not going to like the house/apartment as a whole. It looks amazing though! Nice job : )

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  13. Looks beautiful! Love the white. :) And we have the same microwave I think.:) Enjoy!

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  14. I love it! It looks fabulous Stephanie!

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  15. Your kitchen looks great! I recently went from dark to white cabinets too & love the fresh feel. Way to go.

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  16. beautiful kitchen! we spend so much time in the kitchen gotta be a place you love-

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  17. Simply beautiful! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  18. Wow! This looks amazing! What a great transformation! Very nice : )

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  19. Wow--great job! I bet you just want to live in your kitchen now. I love the overall look and the brightness created by the lights and brighter cabinets. Love it! (via HoH)

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  20. Very pretty!! Love the custom cabinets! Great job! (PS, found you from Simple Home Life)

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  21. gorgeous!!! i love everything about your new kitchen :)

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  22. What a transformation! Such a classic kitchen, well done - and thanks for leaving a comment so I knew where to check it out at!

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  23. Okay, I had to look at the kitchen... it is BEAUTIFUL, I love the new look and how there is now space under the counter!

    Carlee

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  24. It looks great. I love the tile color so much that I am using it in my remodel. Thanks for sharing your remodel.

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  25. Beautiful kitchen makeover. I love your cabinets with dark countertops. Lovely!

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  26. Wow, your kitchen looks awesome. I love the wrap around counter for extra storage.

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  27. Oh WOW! What a beautiful Kitchen transformation! I LOVE LOVE LOVE It! Thanks so much for linking up Steph!
    I'm so glad you did because now I found your blog! New Follower! :)

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