Welcome to my kitchen!
This is how this beauty looked when I moved into this house 5 years ago. Ugh. Cupboard doors hung crooked, complete with a totally disfuctional layout. Small window, counter in that goofy U shape.
I bought some time by painting everything in sight right away, including countertops! The cupboards were a deep mocha with black drybrushed highlights. Countertops I painted every season for a fresh new look.
And then there’s the goofy wall. I had the hole cut in it, but as soon as I found out it wasn’t a load bearing wall, I wanted it ALL gone. I wanted an open floor plan soooo badly!
Reno day was finally approaching 4 years later, so I allowed Cody and his friend to draw all over the old lino floors right before they were ripped out. FUN!
The goofy wall is gone! I LOVED it at this point already.
Three windows were installed and the door was removed. The beginnings of the hardwood floors started here too. Note the angle of the flooring in the kitchen area to flow with the angled island position.
Cupboards and new appliances arrive! Buh bye old stove!
And this is what you see today. The entire upstairs is now open floor plan. It’s roomy, bright and very functional!
A funky metal tops a custom built island. I had it designed so we could sit at both sides of it. LOVE it!
And my dream windows! You can see the entire backyard now. Countertops are laminate. LOVE the sink with the two different sized tubs. And that high end tap set is the only jewellery I’ll EVER desire!
All new Bosch appliances. I love them not only for their quality, but also because they’re a play of both stainless and black, not just one or the other. The cupboard hardware is very rustic, that wears a worn metal appearance. For the backsplash, I did a board and batten treatment to bring in more whites. The cupboards are a shaker style that now go right to the ceiling. I chose alder wood for it’s rustic hold of the stain.
And because it’s all one room now.. the dining room when I moved in…
… went to this, and then…
… finally to this. Which now serves as my blog office.
More reno pics of the building of this kitchen can also be seen at my other blog, Our Extreme Home Makeover Experience.