Friday, June 14, 2013

Kitchen Renovation

At the beginning of the week, I told you that I'd be showing you home improvement projects, big and small.  Well, this is definitely one of the big ones!  We moved into this house a few years ago, and there are some wonderful features in it.  The kitchen, however, was not one of them.  Soak in these before pictures to see what I mean:
Formica counter tops... you can't see it here, but it's a lovely green pattern
This fluorescent light was great for adding brightness, but it was heating the pantry!  It had to go.
Do you see that?  That's Formica ON THE WALL behind the stove.  Uffdah.
And of course, who doesn't love an exposed fluorescent bulb light fixture?
Pale green patterned Formica; on the counter or on the walls, it's ugly.  And stained.  It's just bad.
The first step was to get granite counter tops installed.  We actually got a different shade than we ordered, but it turned out to be a happy accident, because we love how it turned out!  We also added in a tiled back splash and a new light fixture.  The improvements, plus a little reorganizing gave us so much more useable (and attractive) space in the kitchen.
Our shiny new granite!
A close up of our back splash- there's a mix of silver, smoky blues, and natural stone.  Love!
I am in LOVE with our new Delta faucet!
No more Formica on the walls!
I love this new light fixture, but let's be honest, anything would be better than the "before"
So, what do you think?  Are there any rooms in your home that you're dying to give a facelift?

6 comments:

  1. hmm I wanna renovate mine too lol

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  2. I wish I could do the same =(
    kisses
    looks great BTW
    www.petitgraphie.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow this looks so great! I love what you did. In our apartment I would have to say our bathroom and kitchen are the worst. But unfortunately, I can't renovate, so I can only cover. Haha. But I love your countertop and back splash. And that huge facet is great! I need more light by my sink. Any suggestions??

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    1. We ended up putting up a strip of LED lighting above our sink- it's super low cost to run, and very slim so it is barely noticeable when it's off

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  4. Wow, the renovation looks amazing!! Seriously.

    xo erica

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  5. So pretty!! Love the backsplash and the light fixture is really cute!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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