I'm so excited to show photos of our kitchen remodel.
Honestly, it was pretty pain.ful and em.bar.ras.sing to show you the before! UGH!
The remodel took nearly 2 1/2 months to complete,
was exciting, stressful, overwhelming and expensive. At times I thought I had walked through the gates of hell!
The existing cabinets were a product of a cheap remodel in the 50's . Not worth reusing in the kitchen.
Drum Roll Please!
As you enter the kitchen from the main living area - the stove was right next to the doorway. Not cool!
This is the only area in the kitchen that I had cabinets. In the first photo I brought in a Hoosier cabinet to provide more storage area.
We did custom cabinetry, we wanted to squeeze out every inch of cabinetry that we could, so custom as the way to go. 95% of the bottom cabinets are drawers. Drawers are more space efficient than cabinets with pull out drawers. I also love how easy they are to use.
I did not have a dishwasher for nearly 20 years!!!!!! The dishwasher is located where the stove used to be.
The cabinets are Cherry wood with a dark Mahogany stain. I used this area as my baking center, all my baking supplies are stored in the smaller cabinet.
"Old" looking glass was put in to 2 of my largest cabinets, to help provide an open feel.
The back splash is a tin copper looking tile, and all the kitchen outlets were covered to match.
The Sink Area Before...
Moving the sink area to the corner from under the window opened up 6' of counter space (left of sink).
My counter space went from having 4.5' to 16.5' feet of counter. What a difference!
Moving the sink from under the window to the corner provided a 5' counter left of the stove. The majority of my food prep is done here.
Moving farther down Before!
The stove is pretty much where the refrigerator use to be. We extended cabinets from the stove all the way down to the window where the nook area stars.
All the cabinetry in the right of the stove is added storage that I did not have before.
Oak hardwood flooring was added throughout the kitchen.
The refrigerator was moved to the left side of the kitchen where the Hoosier cabinet use to be.
Went with a built in look, and also added the cabinets to the right of the refrigerator. The bottom door of the top cabinet houses my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. This area is just left to my baking center.
The bottom drawer is a vegetable bin for onions/potatoes etc.
I love the large chalkboard here, use it all the time.
Love vignettes that I see all across blogland. But as soon as I took the pictures, the vignettes were gone! I lived so long with so little counter space that I like them clear.
The Nook Before
If you'd like to see more about the kitchen nook remodel click here.
I just love my new kitchen.
It was so worth it!