Friday, January 15, 2010

TA-DA.......New KITCHEN Before and Afters


I can't believe this is really in my house......
  After talking a new kitchen into existence for 8 LONG years....I finally got a new space.  
Presenting.............KITCHEN/Family Room Remodel 2010
We knocked down 3 walls, 2 of them load bearing.... we put in a beam and a post.  We retextured walls, got stainless appliances, granite and solid surface counter tops, knotty alder painted and stained cabinetry, canned lighting, and added new flooring.  
It only took  a little over 2 months ......and many sleepover nights at my mom's, but it was well worth it..  
 We have a new laundry/bathroom too which makes it a joy to do laundry...yeah, right. Who am I kidding. 
This is actually what started it all last January.  
The only bathroom that we didn't re-do in our bath remodel of 2007-2008 was the laundry one on the main floor.  The toilet began to leak into the ceiling of the new downstairs bathroom.  We turned off the water and didn't use the toilet for almost a year. 
" IF we are having to get a new bath, we might as well do a kitchen at the same time.....?"


It worked.
I'm ecstatic about our new space!!! Maybe even ecstatic enough to want to cook and feed my family glorious meals every night.....what?  I got a bit carried away.


 Enough of the blah--blah....let's have a look see.


This is a picture of the Family room before...............


And the family room with new paint.....and furniture arrangement. (and a dog wandering through)





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Painted the back door with chalk board paint...the kids are loving it.







I painted out my old dining set white and blue.....

AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER... Wouldn't it be great if a remodel really did solve all of life's problems?

11 comments:

erin noelle said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! Favorite things

paint color
the separating woodwork/beam between dining and kitchen
the tiffanyish hanging lights
your dining room table and chairs
back door

LOVE IT!!!

Peggy said...

Woo, hoo! I have been waiting for these pictures. What a great remodel. It is beautiful, and I am so happy for you.

Now, I just want to see it in real life. I'll be right over for dinner.

Peggy

Mark and Jill said...

Absolutly Gorgeous! Enjoy it!

Diane said...

Oh how fun! Thanks for all the pictures and from all the different angles. I absolutely love it! It really inspires me to do my kitchen, which I have been talking about doing for a long time as well. Congratulations on a job well done! Now enjoy!

The Bentley Family and Aussiemuminthekitchen said...

Phenomenal! I'll come cook/eat with you ANYTIME! So happy for you to finally have such a gorgeous space to enjoy!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Lesley said...

I LOVE IT!!! I've always loved white cabinets with a wood floor. I need you to come over and help with with ideas and give me encouragement for more nails in the wall. It is absolutely beautiful and I'm soooo happy for you. You deserve it.

heidi said...

Wow!! It's BEAUTIFUL!!

Melanie said...

Love the pictures, it looks even better than it did last week. I need to come over for closer inspection. you did a FANTASTIC job!

Kimi said...

I am so impressed that you designed the whole thing yourself! The finished space is gorgeous and open and feels good when you're in there. I'm so happy the wait is over and you can finally enjoy your new KITCHEN!!! And laundry room, of course.

Shanna said...

Melinda it looks fabulous!! I love how it opened up the space in the kitchen. And I absolutely love the baby blue paint! I'm super excited for you guys!!

Si said...

Good Gravy. I'm so glad you FINALLY got your kitchen! It is beautiful. Dinner. Soon.