It’s been a long process and the big kitchen reveal is finally here. If you’re planning a kitchen remodeling project of your own I have a few words of advice- be prepared for take out, and lots of it. It never failed to amaze me that no matter how detailed my preparation was for dinner, if there was a project going on in the kitchen it usually called for alternative dinner options.
It also helps to have a Habitat For Humanity’s ReStore in your area to buy materials from. I was constantly shopping there, pricing materials, and allowing the creative juices to flow. The proceeds are filtered back into the community and the materials are all being repurposed. It really benefits all parties involved. Here’s the before shots:Notice the portable dishwasher and 1960’s lamp.
You know when you check the, it’s complicated box for a relationship status? Yea, my kitchen was a, it’s complicated mess of issues. It needed a restoration.
And here’s the after photos:A professional plumber installed the dishwasher and garbage disposal. The new light fixture is from the ReStore. Roughly half the price of what it would have cost and it was still in the box.We installed lighting underneath the cabinetry for more focused task light. It seems a little bright in the picture but trust me, it really helps when preparing a meal. And the other side of the kitchen: An Island.I feel 100% more confident if we ever decide to take on another kitchen remodel. If I had about 4 more years in this house, I would paint the walls in the kitchen a light grey color because all of the elements in the kitchen have grey tones in them. But, we’re moving in about two weeks so that will be a decision for the renters! Every person views color differently and reacts to different hues. What color would you suggest? I’m sure there are more color combinations to paint to compliment this kitchen. Check out the individual posts on all of the pieces to this restoration below.