This past summer, Adam & I decided to remodel our kitchen. This took several months as we did the work mostly on the weekends or after work. We actually completely finished this back in September, but I’ve had so much I’ve wanted to post, that I haven’t gotten a chance to post pictures of our renovation. Since Adam has been out of town a lot, and I’ve been under the weather some recently, I haven’t been cooking as much, so I thought I would go ahead and post these before and after pictures to tide you over until tomorrow when I have a yummy meal to post.
So, I apparently forgot to take official before pictures on our kitchen. I looked back through the archives for some pictures that at least showed part of our kitchen and the one above and the one below are the only ones I could come up with. I wish I had a picture of the railing around the top of the cabinets. You are just going to have to trust me. It was not pretty. And please forgive me if you like the country style-it’s just not my taste. So the picture above and the one below is the before. As you can see the countertops are powder blue. When we first moved in, I painted the kitchen a deep red to make it a little better since the original wallpaper was all flowery.
And here are the after pictures. We splurged on stainless appliances, stainless sink & faucet, and granite countertops. Since we splurged on those, we sanded and stained the cabinets ourselves. Let me just tell you-that is SO much work. In hindsight, we would’ve just painted the cabinets because you only have to strip off the top layer instead of all the way down to bare wood as we had to. But, the end product exceeded my expectations. I love our kitchen now. It is so inspiring. The stainless and granite were so worth it. It’s wonderful to have a clean lined, modern looking kitchen. This project took a while to complete, but really added value to our home. Hope you love it as much as I do!