When Todd and I first saw our house, we fell in love immediately. We loved the location, the charm and character, and the land. We also mostly loved the kitchen. The layout is great, the oven is a dream, and the farm sink is really pretty. However, the island and butcher block counter were in rough shape, the microwave used to sit on top of the counter, there was not a backsplash, the cabinets were a yellow color, and the pendant lights were hideous. We have also had to replace the dishwasher, disposal, and almost every part of the hood vent. We (I) knew that remodeling our kitchen would be in the plans eventually. I cook 3 meals a day, and spend more time in our kitchen than any other room. Thankfully it did not need a major overhaul, and we did not have to knock down any walls! Here are the before and after pictures and our list of projects. Tomorrow I will share all of our sources, colors, etc.
What our kitchen looks like now!
The original pendant lights over the island.
The kitchen and dining room were painted this yellow color.
The island was much smaller, and the butcher block was in rough shape.
The cabinets are nice, but the color was a deep off white, with a glaze that had yellowed. And the faucet was interesting, but not very functional.
Everything felt much darker, and I really wanted to brighten the room. Now the space feels much lighter and fresh. Our island is larger and much more functional. The hood is a darker stain, to match our mantle. We also had the wine rack above the refrigerator added, where there once was wasted space.
Here are some more after pictures.
I will post more details tomorrow, including who we hired in Charlotte, the colors, tile, and sources for the faucets, lights, and hardware.
Thank you for reading! I’m off to clean, because our house stays this clean for about two seconds these days. 😉