It has officially been six months since we broke drywall on this project, but we can finally say that we are finished! It’s actually been finished for about a month now, but there were little odds and ends that needed to be
painted completed before I could finally snap all those before and after photos.
The last hurdle we had to jump was to paint the bi-fold laundry doors white. We’ve been putting this project off for a while because of all the lattice pieces that would have to be deglossed and painted. But, salvation came in the form of my wonderful sister, Lanie, who decided to come and spend the weekend with us since she successfully defended her thesis for her masters program! She wanted to get out of the house and do a little celebrating and we were more than happy to help her in that endeavor. So, we did some celebrating and then some sweatshop painting. 🙂
Lanie was a great help in painting. We also had some fun by heading over to “Creative Canvas” for a sister’s night out and actually doing some FUN painting. I even made the comment to Lanie that I couldn’t believe after all the painting at the house that I would actually elect to go paint for fun. Ha!
Anyway, on to what you’ve been waiting for … BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS!!! When putting these all together it was hard to believe that our kitchen used to look like that. It’s definitely come a long way and we couldn’t be happier with the results!
Here is the finished remodel:
Here are the before and afters:
Tore out the paneling and installed new drywall (posts here, here and here)
Installed new Engineered Hardwood Flooring – Wirebrushed Elm
Installed new crown moulding, baseboards and door casings
Painted the ceiling
Moved cabinets over the peninsula
Painted and installed old cabinets in new layout
New 180fx Formica brand countertop in Soapstone Sequoia
Installed old doors with new hinges and hardware
Installed a natural stone backsplash
New back door installed
LOTS of caulking and painting
Oh and last but not least, here are some of our Christmas decorations in the kitchen and dining room. It’s not much, but the baby Jesus manger scene has a few extra characters:
There are still lots of mini-projects to go, but we are calling this project complete! Thanks for checking in on our crazy lives these past few months. If you missed out on some posts or just want to see how we completed each step, click on the links under each heading in this post or at the top of this page titled “The Kitchen Remodel” or click here.
Oh and sometime within the next week or so I’ll have a complete cost break-down. This entire project cost us about $7,000 so I’ll let you know how and where we spent that money.
UPDATE: We are still completely in LOVE with our remodel … especially our countertops! If you want to check out how much this entire overhaul cost us, go here. We break down every part of the project, where we went over/under budget and where all that money went!