Wednesday, March 4, 2015

This will just be a short post, but I wanted to share the photos of the kitchen since they didn't make it into the rest of the house update. First of all, it's important to share the before picture: 

Formerly, my least favorite room in the house. 
The above galley kitchen felt very small. I mean, to be fair, it is pretty small, but we wanted to brighten things up. This is what we ended up doing (or, for the most part: hiring other people to do):

  • Changing the faux wood laminate counter to granite (not as cost prohibitive as I would have thought, given the small area to cover)
  • Updating the ugly florescent light fixture (which you can't really see that well) with track lighting.
  • Painting the cabinets white to brighten the space up a bit. Also adding hardware to the cabinets and drawers.
  • Adding a glass tile backsplash.
  • Updating the sink to a deeper undermount. 
  • Getting rid of the green paint and replacing it with a bright yellow.

Behold, the after!
From the breakfast nook.
From the hallway. 
This is now my favorite room in the house. Which is good because I tend to spend a lot of time in my kitchen. 

Now that you've seen it looking its best, here's one more bonus picture of the during process. The kitchen as it's worst...
We've come a long way. 
We still have a few things left to do. We'll be adding some shelves over the sink and doing a little touch up painting, but other than that, this kitchen is pretty much done.


  1. Super job! It looks so much bigger! You've certainly done a lot of work in a short amount of time. I think I recognize those knobs (brushed nickel?)

  2. Thanks! And they are brushed nickel. You have a good eye for cabinet hardware. I spent a 10 minutes in that aisle of Home Depot trying to decide because after not too long they all start to look the same.

  3. Great job. i love seeing before and after. This is the second time I've commented. maybe you'll get both?