SAY WHAAAAAT!? I’ve been planning, dreaming, designing, anticipating and preparing this reveal blog post for 6 MONTHS! It’s finally here! Our huge renovation is 95% complete! Enough to do a blog post and show you the big picture. I’m sure you have caught glimpses of a few things here and there on stories, but not enough to give you the full meal deal! It’s been the most exhausting, exciting, dreadful, fun and frustrating roller coaster ride. A project that was suppose to take 2-3 months ended up taking 6+months. We had quite a few setbacks that were out of our control. The construction world, am I right?
It’s crazy to think that when we began this journey, there was a foot of snow on the ground and we were heading to the coast the day after Christmas. CHRISTMAS! That was forever ago! And here we are now, almost the 4th of July and still not 100% done yet, but mostly!
Okay, I’m going to jump right on into the good stuff because I know that’s what you want! I’ll blab more and go into more detail at the end of the post but first, let’s start with some before and after pictures! The “before” pictures kill me!
The first picture below is a glimpse of what the kitchen looked like when we were touring the property, before we bought the house.
mmmm that 1970’s brick linoleum! That’s one thing I’m sure will never come back into style. We did some cosmetic upgrades right after we bought the house. Painted the cabinets, laid new flooring, bought new appliances and replaced all the windows. Just enough to “get us by” without having to do a full-blown renovation. Below, is a picture of the morning we left for the coast and the day before demo started.
And below this is the REVEAL!
Another Before shot…
Worth it. It was all worth it! I’m so in love with how every little decision and detail collectively came together to create our dream kitchen. I literally returned 14 different pendant lights before I found the ones that just fit this space perfectly! My ultimate goal was to brighten up our space. If I could live in a glass house, that would be a dream come true! I just can’t get enough of natural bright light. I wanted to stick to my minimalist style but also create a warm and inviting space. The natural tones in the hickory flooring, the open shelving and all the greenery played a huge part in warming up this space. There’s obviously a lot of white going on, and I feel like every detail from hardware, to bar stools, to light fixtures played a role in providing some soft contrasts without being to harsh. I originally picked out large black pendants but once everything started to come together, I felt like the black was a little too much and would take away from the light, airy feeling I was going for.
If I had to pick my favorite part about this kitchen, it would be the backsplash! I went back and forth on this for months and I have no regrets. It’s classic and clean but also has a fun edge with the geometric pattern. We have had the most compliments about the backsplash. I love it so much!
It’s been so much fun watching all of this come together and to be able to share it with all of you! I’ve enjoyed all of your sweet comments, encouragement and words of the wise! Thank you so much for following along!
There’s a little more to do in the edition of the laundry/mudroom and then I’ll reveal that as well! Also, we are finishing up the installation of our pantry/bar area. That is one part of the kitchen you haven’t seen yet. So stay tuned! If you’re not already following along on Instagram, be sure to! That is where you can always find me and where I share the most. Hope you all have a great week and a Happy 4th! Below are links to some of the products we used or similar products!
Wall Color-Ultra White by Behr
Flooring– Natural Hickory Engineered Hardwood from Carpet One (linked to a similar product)