Here's a look at what our kitchen looked like before...sad, dingy, and crying out for help.
Problems with our kitchen:
- 50+ year old cabinets that didn't open or close correctly with nasty wrought iron hardware. Every time we took out our pots and pans there would be saw dust inside from the old drawers
- Tangerine colored walls
- Ugly dirty beige porcelain tile, stained grout and broken tiles everywhere
- Exposed washer and dryer. I love having the washer and dryer on our first floor, but I hated how they were out in the open.
- An extra door. That's right, there were two doors going outside from the kitchen. One by the washer and dryer (which we kept) and another in the kitchen (which we closed up).
- No storage, I never had enough room for all my stuff. We just stuffed as much stuff as we could into the cabinets, it was a disorganized hot mess!!
- Ugly, bright blue laminate countertops
- Small opening between the main kitchen and the laundry area
and here's our new kitchen......
|View from Living room looking into Kitchen|
|close up of our Caesarstone countertops (Raven) and white glass and Stone mosaic tile|
|New Stainless Steel appliances and IKEA Adel White cabinets and Stainless steel hardware|
|My husband's coffee & tea bar. He loves his new Keurig. I hate throwing away those little K-cups so we got a plastic filter that way he can use regular coffee instead of the k-cups. Better for the environment!|
|One of my favorite features, chalkboard wall and vinyl monogram decal. This is the side wall of our new laundry closet. You can also see our half bathroom in this photo. We didn't do much but repaint the walls and wainscotting. My father also helped me install 12" x 24" vinyl tile, Ozoloc (http://www.tomkt.com/ ) There's no adhesive, so it the tile basically floats over our old gray and pink 1950 floor tile.|
|Remember that annoying wall that separated the main kitchen from the laundry area? It's gone now. We also put a full glass french door in place of the 50-year old energy deficient wood door we had (it's not shown but just to the left)|
|Porcelain tiles, yes, Porcelain tiles, not hardwood (Marazzi tile, Metalwood)|
|Love my huge undermount stainless steel sink. I actually scored a great deal for this sink on http://www.overstock.com/ . They have a ton of home improvement products on their website and everything ships for only $2.95!|