It’s hard to believe that we tackled our kitchen remodel 4 years ago already. This was our first big project as home owners. The housing market was pretty slim when we purchased but the location of our home totally sold us. There were parts of the house that we didn’t love – mostly the main floor area. No big deal right? I felt like we were on an episode of Fixer Upper when we said we’d just take out a wall and give it more of an open floor plan. Shockingly we did just that!
Here’s what it looked like prior to the renovation. YIKES! See how small and closed off it feels with that wall?
Once we moved past demo it was time to redesign the kitchen space and lay out where the cabinets would go. We used 90% of the old cabinets and only had to purchase a few additional. While I didn’t like the color of the cabinets they were high quality maple cabinets so we decided to have them painted instead of purchasing new. This was a huge cost savings as well.
Next up was wall paint, cabinet paint, appliances, counter tops, back splash and flooring. The cabinet color is Cityscape by Sherwin Williams and the wall color is Dolphin Finn. My husband did all of the work with the exception of painting the cabinets and the granite install. We decided to hire those projects out.
Since the kitchen renovation we’ve eliminated the living room on the main floor (we had two – I will get to that), transformed the old living room into the dining room and the old dining room into just a sitting area. With an open multilevel home this seemed like the best use of our space plus we wanted the ability to have a larger dining room table.
Scroll through the photos below to see how it looks today. Such a difference!
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