Kitchen renovation complete
The kitchen renovation finished over 16 months ago, it was the reason I started this blog in the first place.
And since then things have snowballed into all the projects you see on the blog today.
I’m sharing the kitchen makeover as it looks today because I get lots of questions about all the details, here’s the full story.
Behind this wall on the right is the old kitchen:
We took down the wall and now:
From inside the kitchen before (the girls are standing against the wall that came down):
Bye bye linoleum and bisque appliances:
What used to be three rooms – living room, dining room and kitchen is now one great room.
Living room into dining room and island:
To see how I made the knock off mirror click here.
From the island into the kitchen:
(I highly recommend the double oven, I use the small top one all the time – it heats up faster and uses less gas in general.)
The cabinets are Ikea Lidingo.
They did come flat packed and I put them all together in our garage, you can see some pics in a short post here.
The contractor installed the cabinets on 2×4 bases hidden behind this toe kick rather than the plastic feet that come with the bases:
and he added lots of crown molding for a more custom built look:
The hardware is Aubrey from Restoration Hardware.
Back to cabinets for one minute, we don’t have a mudroom space therefore part of the kitchen was designed with three locker style cabinets:
For three kids to each have their own storage:
More details, the sink is double wide and I don’t think I will ever go back to a single:
For more storage I added a sideboard by the dining table with open shelving:
Found in the basement when we moved in, solid but needed some work (see that post here):
Now more useful here:
With some simple shelves trimmed with eyelet fabric:
A view from the dining table:
(The hanging pendants are Pottery Barn rustic glass pendants.)
But it wasn’t always so pretty:
After day one of demolition:
The chandelier came with the house too, mounted above the door practically flush to the ceiling:
After some ORB spray paint and recovered shades with braided jute trim:
Here you can see the wall dividing the kitchen and dining room before:
That wall came down too, they moved the radiator and added a new support beam:
The wood floor was continued throughout and the entire first floor was sanded and refinished in Antique Brown.
We tried to make the space we have work the best for our family.
Now it’s where we spend all our time and it was worth the wait.