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Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Home-Kitchen Remodel

We recently purchased a new (to us) home.  Before we moved in, we (pretty much) remodeled the entire interior.  I wasn't thinking ahead at the time and I didn't take many BEFORE pictures of the house but I got a few of the kitchen.

Here are some Before and After pictures of our kitchen:



I had so much much fun designing this kitchen.  We completely gutted it! 
We extended it about 5 feet,
had new cabinets built & painted (I distressed & glazed them),
moved the french doors (you can see that in a different picture) and added a window.
We put in granite tile countertops,
 a tumbled travertine subway tile backsplash,
new stainless appliances...including a double oven;
a granite sink,
new lighting fixtures,
and new hardwood flooring in the entire downstairs.

You can see how there are french doors at the end of the kitchen, here.  We moved the doors into
the dining room & opened the dining room up into the kitchen.  We added a window over the bar.
The oven used to be in the island and there was very little counter space.

Since we pushed the kitchen out, there was more room for a larger island.

You can see from this picture where the french doors used to be...

You can see that there is now a window where the door used to be...
There is also a cabinet on the backside/underneath the bar with double pull-outs
for extra storage.
AND I love my bookshelf for cookbooks!!!

Here's more pics of our new kitchen...

This is the appliance garage...I wanted a door instead of a tambour. 
I love it!  It holds several appliances and has plugs inside!

I got all the drawer pulls, knobs, and plug covers from Hobby Lobby!  :)

I LOVE our island!  I had them build open shelves for baskets...I keep bread in one, onions in another, and potatoes in the large one on the bottom...we have 7 kiddos...we are always using bread and potatoes!  :)
The double cabinet has two pull out shelves and the single cabinet on the right has a pull-out
trash can.

I love our two pantries...lots of storage!  :)

I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE our kitchen. We spend so much time here and
we feel very blessed!

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