Thursday, May 29, 2014

Kitchen Renovation | The Before

So you know what this means, right? If I'm posting "befores" of our kitchen, the "after" is around the corner. I'm happy to post that our kitchen renovation is 100% done and the "after" shots will be revealed in a few days.

The before shots are so dramatically different than what we have now, that they deserve their own post. Above are some photos of what the kitchen looked like when we bought the house. The fridge is blocking the doorway, we had a rolly-dishwasher that you had to attach to the sink (that was blocking the doorway to the basement). We had gross peel and sick floor tiles and one ugly light figure. Over the last three years of living in our house we did small minor improvements to the kitchen to make it liveable (and clean). You can see a the "in between stage" in this post. More photos of the kitchen, and how we lived with it for 3 years after the jump.

So above is a shot of what we lived with for the three years after moving in. The kitchen's "in-between" stage is really quite nice. Small changes including new "peel & stick" flooring, fresh paint, and some updates to the eat-in area of the house really make the area feel better. But even with it being cleaned up, main issues still remained. The lighting was terrible, the cupboard space sucked, and our appliances were dying.  I'm pretty excited to show you the "After" because it's a huge improvement. :) YAY!