Friday, June 13, 2014

Our New Kitchen {Before & After}

Last weekend we had friends over for dinner, so I picked up a couple bouquets of peonies from Trader Joes.  Aren't they so beautiful?!



While I had gorgeous flowers around, I figured it would be the perfect time to give the kitchen a good thorough cleaning and finally take the time to photograph it in all its renovated glory!  I've been wanting to share it with you all for a while now!

If you remember, when we bought the house this past November, the kitchen looked like this:





Here it is today:


We are so happy with how it all came together!  Here are a couple more comparison shots for fun :)


Looking back toward the living room, there obviously used to be a wall separating the two rooms.


Not anymore!  We knocked the wall down (when I say we, I really mean our amazing contractor!) and built it back up half way for cabinets and an eat-in counter area on the other side.



While the original cabinets were charming (they were solid wood!), they didn't make full use of the space and that refrigerator really stuck out in the room.


We moved the refrigerator and put the range in its place.


We relocated the refrigerator to the wall opposite the window.

see that gap above the fridge?  One day it'll get covered up so the fridge appears to truly be "built in"
This "before" photo shows the long empty wall on the left where we relocated the fridge and added pantry cabinets.



As a result, we had to reduce the size of that doorway into the room with the stove, but since it was so large to begin with, it worked out fine.














This post is already really long, so I'll do a separate one with more information on the details of the kitchen.  Hope you like our new kitchen as much as we do!

4 comments:

  1. At first I was SURE it could not POSSIBLY be the same house! It is BEAUTIFUL now!

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  2. This kitchen is an absolute stunner!! Such fantastic before and after's and I love your genius use of space. Fantastic job!

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  3. Looks beautiful! Dying to see and up close pic of the dining chandy too???

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