The major parts of the kitchen project are all done! Of course, there are still things left to do: hem the curtains, artwork, change out microwave, touch up painting, fix holes in the ceiling, and probably some more I’ve forgotten right now. But those things are easy and we shall get to them soon enough.
To review, the major goals for the kitchen ( as first discussed in this post) were:
Replace cabinet doors and drawers and/orreplace cabinets altogether (Check!)
- Remove upper cabinets above peninsula (Check!)
- Replace countertops (I discussed options here and showed you the installation here) and add a 12 inch overhang to create a counter height bar on peninsula (Check!)
- Replace backsplash (Check!)
- Paint: trim, doors, and new wall color (Check!)
Replace current refrigerator with counter depth model(This goal has been deferred as we decided to continue using current refrigerator)
- Replace current dishwasher (Check!)
I just noticed “Replace ugly ceiling fans” wasn’t even on the list. But we can check that off too.
Here we go!
The refrigerator side of the kitchen:
The stove peninsula:
Additional shots and angles:
I moved the bar cart from the dining room into the kitchen (
and I still plan on painting the door and painted the door).
And put a few things on the shelves (seems to change frequently).
Close up of the pendant we discussed in this post and the last minute faucet.
I recently found pictures of the kitchen floor before we had it refinished and you can see a tiny glimpse of the cabinets and trim (and original oven) the way they were when we first moved in. It’s come a long way.
It’s life changing (for real, no cliche) for my vision to come to fruition. I have some DIY ideas for art
that I hope to get to soon (see that update here). Have you guys finished up any major projects? I’d love to see.
Paint Colors We’ve Used