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The Kitchen

May 20, 2011

Hey Folks,

I’m back with pictures of our kitchen renovation.  Its been done since February, and my only regret is that we didn’t renovate sooner.  It has changed our lives!  Because the before and after will be more dramatic this way, I’m using pictures from when the house was on the market for the befores…

So that is what we saw when we first moved in.  Lots of reds, greens, navys, creams, and laminate. (although it was suuuuper clean)  The layout was the biggest problem.  Within two weeks of moving in, we bought a new refrigerator and dishwasher, and while the new refrigerator was great, it partially blocked the only four drawers, so we couldn’t open our silverware drawer all the way.  There was not a lot of countertop space anywhere, and the layout just made everything feel cramped and closed off from the rest of the world.  So, after a year of coming up with every new layout imaginable- and it was hard because every wall either had a window or door in the way- we decided to close off the window in the carport (which didn’t bring in much light anyway) and gain a wall for cabinets.

The goals were more countertop space, to open up the kitchen to the keeping room with the fireplace and the dining room/den, to not lose too much cabinet storage space, to gain a pantry, and to make everything more efficient.  And the afters…

This is probably the best picture to show the actual color of the bottom cabinets.  They are a medium gray.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Brittan permalink
    May 20, 2011 5:21 pm

    Of course, I love it and I am so glad you are back to blogging!

  2. May 20, 2011 7:04 pm

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! so very Urban Grace of you!!

    might just need to blog about your redo!

    miss you 🙂

  3. Mary Cox permalink
    May 20, 2011 7:14 pm

    umm absolutley beautiful! not that i would expect anything less….. when am i invited for dinner. xo

  4. May 20, 2011 11:47 pm

    it looks so great tyler!!! I love all of it!!

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