Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Kitchen redo


So our house is nothing fancy. It is a 16 y/o builder spec house.. which usually means no upgrades were added when it was built. I had no cabinet space to speak of which you ladies know can be a real sore spot. I decided this past summer enough was enough. I took my savings out and told hubby I was redoing the kitchen.. of course he really didn't see the point, but told me as long as I stayed within my budget it was fine with him. After hundreds of estimates and elbow grease we got it done.. and boy do I love it! It is definitely one of those things I will not regret .. ever!

So here are the before pics

we started with white linoleum floors, we put in the hard woods after a dishwasher flood. See the door closed off, that was to the dining room .. tell you about
that room later. That is the sum of the cabinets! The one on the end is a cheap cabinet from Home Depot for utilities.. not even for the kitchen. 
Hubby tore out all the cabinets..

A look at the table area.. a lot of change there went on as well


in they go!


We had those installed.. job too big for us!

Here is end result... I am in love!

Remember the dining room door? Look at the space I gained

I have a large eating area so I decided to get rid of the "dining room" more to come with that room
Made the drapes with fabric from Joannes, the hutch came out of the dining room. It belonged to my husband's Aunt. We plan on doing a redo to it this summer. We hunted everywhere for a light fixture to match this one. We couldn't find anything so we bought one, took the fixtures lamps off and painted the plastic screws black so they wouldn't be noticeable. 
Thanks for taking a look!
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Savvy Southern Style Makeover and Boring to Better at
she has a great blog!

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24 comments:

Andrea said...

Beautiful kitchen, in fact it looks a lot like my kitchen which I just redid recently =)

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Just beautiful combination of old world, traditional and fresh updated inviting heart of the home.I love the warm colors of the cabinets, not a bright white,with the the gorgeous island. Much enjoyment and many happy family times in your beautiful kitchen.

The Inspired Nest said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous and looks like it came straight from a magazine! I love your backsplash!
Lacy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great kitchen transformation. I love the new look. Great cabinets and we have a dining room that gets used once every couple of years. Thanks for joining the party.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Beautiful kitchen, keeping my fingers crossed that mine will get done this spring!
I'm your newest follower and found your blog from Kim's.

Rondell

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Nicole ~ said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! I love everything about it! Nicole

Linda said...

What a lovely kitchen remodel! Hopped over from Boring to Better party...I am a new follower!

KATHY said...

What a beautiful kitchen!! I'm looking forward to seeing a lot more beautiful things on your blog.Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kathy

Cottage on the Hill said...

Very nice! Love the details!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This kitchen is stunning!! I truly love it! the cabinets, the countertops and the additional space! Genius!

Love the curtains too!

Lou Cinda :)

Beverly said...

Thank you so much, means a lot coming from such creative people.

Miss Char said...

Your redo is stunning. I so need to do something similar...today you have inspired me to finally get off my duff and do something about my kitchen. Thanks so much for sharing.

Wendy said...

What a beautiful redo. It looks warm and inviting and the perfect place for family and company to gather.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous transformation!!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous kitchen~ you did a fantastic job on the re-do! I love all the pretty details you put in and I love a great project! Stopping by from Kim's party today- new follower~ stop by and say hello sometime! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous. I love it. Tons more storage. It really is so pretty. Hugs, Marty

"En Vintage Drøm" said...

Hi.. Very nice kitchen.. liked very much the piece over the sink..! I've only seen cabinets over the sink, good idea to lift and give more space and air.. Love it.. I bumped into your link at Cathe Holdens page.. You have i very nice blog! You are welcome to visit mine, but my blog is in norwegian, sorry about that..
Hug -Gunn-

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Beverly, I cn see why you love your kitchen. It is gorgeous! Looks like you gained lots of storage and the cabinets are wonderful. I love the granite too.
xo,
Sherry

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Oooo, your kitchen is FABULOUS!! I love your blog! So many pretty things! Thanks for following me and for your very sweet post! I'm following you as well. :)

Beverly said...

Thank you so much.. I have enjoyed it

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Gorgeous! Just gorgeous!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

You did an awesome job. It looks fab!!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

That is ONE BEAUTIFUL SPACE! What an incredible job you have done...I LOVE IT!!