HI EVERYONE! My husband and I bought our home extremely builders grade in 2013, but larger home, in a gated community on a cul de sac, knowing we would want to someday raise a family here and the house would be plenty big and safe for it. These before pictures of the kitchen below is when we were just looking at the home, so this is none of our stuff in it and all I could find for before pictures.
We ended remodeling our kitchen at the end of 2016 as in totally gutting it. We or “I” wanted a different layout that functioned better for us. We were just two people and had a little bistro type table in the kitchen and our large dining room table was “what seemed” so far away to bring all the dishes and food for meal times. Which again, being only the two of us, we usually ate on the couch anyways. We had our first baby December 29th, 2015 and I really wanted a eat in kitchen area.
Before we gutted it, small changes we had made were stainless steel appliances (well that one was kinda big) 🙂 Added a glass tile backsplash, new faucet and updated the pantry door which you can find here: http://butterflykissphotos.com/pantry-door-update/
When we bought the home, we ripped all carpet up in the downstairs, and tore up this lovely salmon colored tile in the kitchen and laid a dark laminate floor. That alone was a huge difference! Oh and cant forget that beautiful light hanging… we replaced it with a simple track light.
The gutted remodel…. (kept all the changes I mentioned, appliances, backsplash, pantry door, and our awesome touch faucet)
Soooo wen’t for a large kitchen island mainly because we added the end space where the X design is for the kitchen table! Woo hoo! There is enough space for 6 people to eat at counter, but right now since our son was born, its been perfect for the 3 of us just at the end. (When our son was younger, we had a clip on high chair that went right onto the counter top, which was amazing for all meal times).
The light hanging is from West Elm and my favorite light in the whole house!
Cabinet drawers are also so great to have on the lower half! We did a mix of drawers, cabinets, pull out spice cabinet, and a large corner cabinet for stuff like crockpot and small appliances. On the top we added two glass cabinets one that features our plates and bowls, and one that has all of our bar ware.
Backsplash is a very light blue, gray, and stone.
After many. many, many, countertop warehouses, I finally found one that I loved! It is a Quartzite material (so i guess its not quite Quartz, but its higher grade then granite) I just loved the colors and pattern and has some slight sparkle to it!
We just recently trimmed our kitchen window as well which I am so in love with! (this though is going to be addicting… I want all windows done and our slider glass door now) But that will come in time especially with our baby girl due now in just 5 short weeks. 🙂
Before and After Picture of window Trim:
The End! So glad we did this remodel, its like it changed our whole house, but just the function of it has made cooking and eating so much better! We also added 3 LED can lights as well to circle our kitchen for more light rather then just our pretty chandelier.