Kitchen Progress: The Finale

Something amazing happened on Saturday morning, I was alone with a clean kitchen! The time to take our “finished” had finally arrived! From the moment we spotted this house and toured it, we knew that the only way this house could be our home was if we completely gutted the kitchen! I was more than ecstatic to create my dream kitchen, or at least my first dream kitchen! With the help of pintrest and Knecht Ace Hardware here in town, a beautiful, bright, cheerful and functional kitchen was born! And although there is still a lot I want to replace, I’m over-the-moon with the results. Let’s bring on the good ol’, before and after shots!

Goodbye drive thru window and welcome in a breakfast area and counter space!



We went with black laminet with a marble look for countertops.


Flooring are rectangle tiles with a gray marbling look with accents in light blues, browns, and charcoal. I’m so happy with the floor and how it came together with the paint and counter tops!


This area changed a lot from our original plan; due to cost we had to take out the overheads, but we designed it so that we can add them in later.

Out went all the counters and cabinets which were old, dark and boring. The previous owners attempted to resurrect them with new doors but that didn’t hide the horror found on the inside.


White and bright!  Tall cabinets and deep drawers lead to lots and lots of space.


A lazy-susan in the lower corner houses the pots and pans and we splurged on a sweet microwave…only 3 appliances to go!

DSCN4785We did add the pull-out garbages on the left. LOVE THIS!

Luckily we didn’t need a new sink, just a light and faucet.

DSCN4792Laundry in the kitchen, an ice cold beer during the spin cycle….why not! There was so much potential in this wasted area.




Now that makes more sense! The cabinets over the fridge are HUGE and an sweet place to store randoms kitchen things I only use seasonally. The ‘fridge is the old standard size so extra space was given on the top and sides for a larger ‘fridge in the future.

DSCN4789This whole area holds our daily dishes in the cabinets and the lowers have a junk drawer, little bug art drawer, extra glasses and bakeware; on the right side is silverware, kids plates and cups drawer and tupperware/gladware storage drawer


Glass doors were something I always wanted, this gives a much more open feel.


We wanted simple, black hardware and found exactly what we wanted at Lowes and for a great price. Some hardware can run $5-$7 a piece easily, and we needed about 45 pieces in total! Ouch.


And now for the biggest improved area. Before, this was a biggest waste of space. Tiny cabinets and a narrow, pointless counter no storage underneath for some reason?!


NOW, it’s my favorite addition.


The left side has appliances like the bread machine, juicer, crock pot and such. The middle holds out “fancy” dishes and vases and the right side is the pantry area.

DSCN4787 - CopyThe display area is a work in progress. There are too many ideas running through my head to make any decisions.


The canisters are my favorite part so far here. I kept my eye out for ages on the perfect ones and TJ Maxx came to the rescue!


I just love the simple detail with the molding and edging throughout! The ceilings feel so much higher.DSCN4793

Here are a few demolition pics. All demo was done by my dad and hubby!





DSCN3773I still can’t believe how this has changed! Having space for everything is a wonderful feeling. None of the cabinets are full! As time goes by we will eventually get new appliances, light, stools, and custom drawer organizers to finish the look.


Now on to the dining room! This will be our winter project. I have “big plans” for keeping my dad busy!


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