Sunday, August 14, 2011

Kitchen Remodel

It's been finished for about a month and we couldn't be happier with the way it turned out.
The before kitchen served us well for the first 3 years. We were grateful we didn't have to buy any appliances when we moved in. However, I didn't mind saying farewell to the world's smallest full size, white fridge, a black dishwasher that didn't work so great and a stainless, gas range/oven that was a huge pain to clean.

Did I mention the random blue square and Mexican tile on the counter tops.
They were poorly installed and did absolutely nothing for me...
The faucet also had a tendency to detach from the plumbing and spray all over the place.
Bye bye faucet!


Before:


Demolition of the world's most blah and boring floor tile.
(It was also pretty hard to keep clean.)


AFTER:

Deep plum on the walls, custom island, fresh coat of white on the cabinets, a cute Waverly print for the windows...


We gave this corner cabinet from my parents house a fresh coat of paint.
It's a perfect place for fruit and veggie storage and allows us to keep the counter tops clear.


Our accordion light fixture might be my favorite item in the kitchen.
The stove is electric. Gasp! Tyler and I are decent cooks, but with two cats and a baby on the way, the convenience of wiping this down at the end of the night beats the "cooking with gas is just better" argument. The range is great and the "double" oven is awesome.
The top oven is perfect for pizzas, lasagna, brownies, etc. It even has a "toast" option. I think we've used the "big" oven once. The little guy is great and doesn't heat up the whole kitchen.

We also had two cabinets and shelves built in to the area between the pantry and laundry room door. It originally housed an ironing board back in the day, but was long gone when we moved in. It is the perfect depth and height for bottles, snacks and sippy cups storage.


The fridge is so great. I can actually go to the store and buy groceries for the whole week. It's so nice to have options. Tyler's Wu-Tang magnet made it through the remodel.


We found a charcoal grey rectangle tile for the floor, mini white subway tile for the back splash and did a granite (looks way more marbled than speckled) with flecks of dark grey, white, pink and purple on the counter tops.


The sink is one big open basin.
Perfect for washing babies!


It's been fun working on our little nest.
Now I'm ready to settle in and just enjoy the next few weeks and continue to prepare to welcome our sweet baby girl.

1 comment:

Jemellia said...

Your kitchen looks great, guys! What a shame it would have been to let go of a Wu magnet. Protect your neck!