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Bright and Beautiful Kitchen Remodel

14 June 2011

Bright and Beautiful Kitchen Remodel by Jeanne

Hi Remodelaholic readers, I'm Jeanne from JandJHome.  I am so excited to be here today sharing one of our crazy renovations.  I am a School Psychologist by day and a lover of design, DIY, and crafts by night.  We bought a 1955 house that was in 'gross' condition 8 years ago.  We actually spent a year fixing it before being able to move in.  I'm going to share with your our kitchen overhaul.  This room below was classified by the previous owners as a den.  We actually moved our kitchen from it's previous spot and made it our dining room.  We gutted out the closet, walls, bookshelves, and moved the window over a bit. 
Here's the before.

Here's the after.

We knocked down the bookshelf wall and opened up the kitchen to our family room.  The cabinets are Ikea Abstrakt doors and Akurum bases.  The doors have a beautiful lacquered sheen to them. We built these all ourselves.  I actually did the initial build, and my husband tightened and installed them with his dad.  The  appliances and lighting were all installed by an electrician friend, my husband, and my father-in-law.
 This view is what you see from our family room.
Here you can see how we opened up the space to create an open floor plan.  You can see our dining room and family room.

We spent about a year without a kitchen.  We had a folding table with a toaster oven, microwave, and a refrigerator, which made for some interesting meals.  If you want to see even more details about our kitchen and other remodels, I'd love for you to stop by JandJHome and say hi.  Cassity, thank you so much for having me here.  

If you would like to see some other great kitchen remodels check them out here:


Directions Not Included June 14, 2011 at 7:20 AM  

Lovely kitchen from a lovely blog! She was one of the reason's I was not so terrified to buy our complete fixer upper!

Tanya Ott June 14, 2011 at 8:20 AM  

That is pretty fabulous! We're hoping to open ours up similarly. Just wish we had all those window and natural light!

MEGMAC June 14, 2011 at 8:50 AM  

Holy Smokes! That is one hefty transformation!! I love that it's modern with a twist of industrial. WONDERFUL job. Your hard work has definitely paid off!


Style & Poise June 14, 2011 at 9:55 AM  

WOW!!! I want an exact duplicate of this kitchen!!! FABULOUS!!!! So jealous..:-)

Shel June 14, 2011 at 1:18 PM  

Wow your kitchen turned out great! Where did you find the cute bar chairs?

jandjhome June 14, 2011 at 7:26 PM  

Hi. Thanks for all the love! Shel, the barstools are from CB2, but a few years ago. I'm not sure if they still have them.

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