Our Kitchen Remodel is Complete!!!
I am THRILLED to announce that our Kitchen Remodel is complete!
As I mentioned in “Making His House Our Home,” I originally assisted in designing this home 6 years ago when my husband, who was single at the time, elected to build a rustic style home where him and a couple of his roommates would live in “bachelorhood” for the next several years. Little did either one of us know, we would eventually end up getting married and living in the home together!
Soon after we got married we discussed possibly selling the home and building in a neighborhood with a better school district…but because we love the area and do not yet have kids, we decided to stay in the house for the next 3-4 years….I agreed, under one condition of course…that we do a total home make over!
For the last year or so I have been hard at work converting my husband’s bachelor pad into a stylish, more sophisticated home for the two of us. Our latest and most substantial project was our kitchen remodel. In my recent post, “A Little Design Inspiration for Your Wednesday,” I introduced a few of my ideas and inspiration photos. I have been dreaming of white kitchen cabinets, Absolute Black honed granite counter tops and a backsplash filled with White Carrara marble, similar to this kitchen….
I am happy to finally have my dream kitchen become a reality! So with no further ado, here are the photos of our kitchen before….
And here is our kitchen today!
Not only did we paint our cabinets off white, we also added glass uppers to extend the cabinets to the ceiling (of course one of the upper lights went out right before I took the pictures…go figure). I am now on a mission to find the perfect decor for these fun little cabinets. I would love to incorporate the blue-ish turquoise color that used I in the adjacent living room…
We replaced the tiled counter tops with honed Absolute Black granite. I am pleased that I selected honed rather than polished as it gives it a more casual feel…
The tile backsplash has been replaced with a 1/2″ x 1/2″ White Carrara marble which is polished, so when the under cabinet lighting hits it just right, it’s as if it sparkles!
We removed the stained shutter over the kitchen window and replaced it with a fabric shade which was my Friday night D.I.Y project……I’ll tell you more about it later this week!
As you can see from the before pictures, this bar was about 12″ taller before the remodel. We had it dropped to a more comfortable level and added a trash drawer (which I love!), 2 pot and pan drawers and wine storage…which in return added more counter top space. We also added 2 clear glass lantern pendant lights over the serving bar
We selected these satin nickel drawer pulls for the drawers…
And this satin nickel hardware for the cabinet doors…
Thanks for visiting today…I will keep you updated on what I find for the glass uppers…I have a feeling that might turn into a huge project of it’s own…!