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New White Kitchen Remodel With Island

15 November 2010

New White Kitchen Remodel With Island
party highlight by Moms Crafty

Today's post is a before and after of the most hideous kitchen in America... mine. Seriously, it was a shame.

The previous owners thought black linoleum would be FAN-tas-tic in the kitchen and they paired it up with two small sections of cheap cabinets. There was only one TINY area we could use to chop or prep food... I'm talking a foot by a foot area, people. It was a true balancing act to cut something and have a plate on the counter simultaneously. A closet backed into the kitchen from an adjacent bedroom so that took up a huge chunk of space. The list goes on and on. Let's just settle it with this: It was a disgrace to kitchens nationwide.

After years of this frowned upon kitchen, my hubby and I decided OUT WITH THE OLD! A few things we knew we wanted: a pantry that was actually IN the kitchen (previous one was in the hall), a big yummy kitchen island, a gas cook top, a kitchen sink with a window above it, double ovens and finally we really wanted an area that our friends, family and children could hang out in while we cooked. Let's face it, the kitchen as we ALL know is the heart of the home and everyone gathers and hangs out there.This was problematic considering that outside our small kitchen space was a deck. Humm.... bye bye deck! Smell ya later!

After hiring an architect drawing my new kitchen on a napkin, we presented it to our very talented builder (Jason Peck - little plug for him)  to revamp the space. 

Here are some pictures of the progress:

This is what you saw when you walked down the hall and entered the kitchen. Don't you want to go there and immediately
whip up a gourmet meal? The exposed wood was the closet we ripped out from an adjoining bedroom.

What a mess! Our dog is staring at the ugly black linoleum floor. That's a sign. She can't believe it either!
A view from butlers pantry of our small kitchen. The open door leads to our deck. Well, the old deck.
The drywall you see is a small room we added on to the end of the kitchen. That used to be a porch and now it's our little cozy nook and our favorite place to be.

This is the wall that had a big fat closet hogging the space.
New window and beginnings of the sink/fridge/dishwasher area
Look! Wash dishes AND look outside at the same time! Delish!

Our new nook! my hubby has no idea he's in this pic.
(View from the hall)
 Wait, no huge fridge and a closet? No linoleum?
Chalkboard paint made this little spot my son's favorite place in the kitchen

We've loveddddd our new kitchen! Thanks for taking a look and hope you enjoyed!


Connie November 15, 2010 at 7:08 AM  

You both work so hard and you accomplish so much. I know you are both young. LOL I have enjoyed your blog and watching what you create. Tell DH that he is definitely a keeper and that he does great work. Many DH's wouldn't know what to do. You are one lucky girl and I know that you are a talented person too. You and DH make an excellent team. Love your kitchen.

Robyn November 15, 2010 at 9:31 AM  

Wow! This is such a great job! I have to ask about the wonderful roman shade over the sink. Is it custom? Where did you get the fabric?



Pudel-design November 15, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

That looks so beautiful and awesome!
I`m in love!
I`ve dreamed of an kitchen island my whole life, but my kitchen is way too small for that!
Lovely greetings...:)

Anonymous,  November 15, 2010 at 10:47 AM  

Ok, so now this morning I'm completely dissatisfied after seeing your kitchen! (:
It's beautiful and clean and white and it looks so fun to cook in! Awesome for you! Can't wait to get to do that to mine! Really great job.

michelle November 15, 2010 at 11:04 AM  

Absolutely beautiful kitchen!!!! I love it and that little curtain is the cutest!!

lizziefitz November 15, 2010 at 11:42 AM  

LOve love love! Would you mind sharing fab blue paint color? justuschickens@hotmail.com Thanks!

Chelsea November 15, 2010 at 2:19 PM  

Gorgeous! It was totally worth the wait, right? Wow! I'm so envious of your new kitchen, but you guys totally deserve it!


la maison LaFortune November 15, 2010 at 8:54 PM  

I love the fabric you used on the roman shade. Who makes it and what's the pattern name? Your kitchen turned out great!

Moms Crafty November 16, 2010 at 8:54 AM  

Thanks or all the great comments!! Our paint color is Santorini Blue by Benjamin Moore and curtain is Serafina print by Pottery Barn. Thanks for stopping by! Katie

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