September 21, 2015

• HOUSE & HOME • The Kitchen Reveal

Finally the kitchen makeover that started in December of 2013 (about a week after Christmas) is being revealed. This is far from being a large kitchen, so there wasn't a lot of demo involved; the fact of the matter is...
sometimes DH and I (me more than him) move like pond water!!
And after stating that I was going to reveal it about this time in 2014, I felt really bad for not posting, but I kept tweaking and tweaking and just couldn't stop! Finally I just walked away...

Hope you enjoy the befores and afters:

This is what it looked like until 2013...
BEFORE: corner sink which made one of the cabinets rather difficult to reach or store anything on the middle and top shelf. A bar that couldn't be utilized for eating... if someone was sitting there eating they would have to get up so the back door could be opened.

AFTER...about the same amount of counter space BUT we are able to utilize the cabinet, I can reach everything and no one will block the back door. We removed the tile backsplash and replaced it with beadboard. Replaced the counter tops and purchased a new dishwasher. The chalkboard/message area was also removed.

BEFORE: On the other side of the kitchen is where the stove, frige and a long deep cabinet are.

We decided not to remove the pantry cabinet, instead we are going to install pull out shelves to make things in the back easier to access. We bought a new stove and microwave, removed the doors on the cabinet above the stove so I could store my cookbooks up there.

BEFORE: For a while the breakfast nook area was used as a temporary office space for me. We turned the back side of the bar into shelves for some of my many books. You will also see the wood floors that were in here...they were pulled up and replaced with tile. (you can read about the ARMY FIELD DESK here)

 It is now used as an eating area (mainly by me in the mornings), folding area for laundry, and every now and then... a catch-all for everyones crap!! (double doors to right is the LAUNDRY CLOSET read here) the make-shift sideboard is actually an entertainment center that was given to us.

Looking from the breakfast area.

Looking from the foyer & living room.

A few more images...
a place for dish towels and cutting boards

The jars above the frige hold peppermint candies and cookie cutters.

You can see this basket hanging at the end of the counter to catch the mail.

There it is... our finished kitchen.

*wall paint - olympic one (Lowes) - special mix/satin - $25.97gal
*sink cabinet - (Lowes) - $123.70
*cabinet paint - Rust-Oleum Cabinet transformations (Lowes) - $75.05
*microwave -  Bosch (aafes furniture store) - $299.99
*stove - Samsung flex duo 5 burner stove/oven (aafes furniture store) - $1329.00
*dishwasher - Samsung (aafes furniture store) - $699.99
*flooring - Stainmaster peel & stick groutable tile - color: Crushed Shell + supplies (Lowes) -            $215.00
*decor items - $150.00 (free, purchased or shopped the house*)
*TOTAL - $2,917.71

Hope you enjoyed the reveal!