May 31, 2012 4 Comments
It’s reveal time! Hooray. Hurrah. Kazam. Schlamiel. Schlamozal. Yep, just making up words as I go. But let’s get to some photos, shall we?!
First, a reminder of where we started on move-in day:
And where we are today:
That last view is a big change from where it used to be, huh?
And I’m in love with our open shelving. It’s so easy to grab things now, and with the removal of all those extra cabinets, the kitchen looks twice as big!
Can you believe this was where it started? Ugh–and that soffit making the ceiling feel even lower that it already was (our ceilings are only 7-1/2 ft high, so every inch we can gain is HUGE).
But now it’s gone!!
Obviously we still need to change out the odd leafy light fixture, and down the road I plan on doing something with all the doors (maybe staining them dark? Who knows . . . ), and a later project might be putting some built-ins on that far wall for coat and shoe storage, but at least things are open and airy now, right?
The only soffits left are above the upper cabinets that we decided to keep.
And did you SEE my new sink?!?!
Let me take you even closer, because–yes–it is that good.
It’s so glorious–wide and deep, and the faucet is awesome! It has a great range of motion and a super powerful spray.
We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out (and the fact that it is finally finished, er, well, if you don’t count the fact that we need to put up new light fixtures to replace the weird leafy ones, buy bar stools, maybe put an area rug in front of the sink, hang some art work, and do one last coat of paint on some of the door trim, but let’s just pretend that’s all taken care of, shall we?).
And just for kicks, here’s what I hid from the shot on the other side of the room (didn’t want all that stuff cluttering up my after shots, now did I) . . . ha!
So there you have it, our kitchen renovation!
Next week I’ll do a quick run-down of where we got everything, paint colors, etc., but for now, I’m just enjoying the view . . .