Here's the before picture of our lovely 70s kitchen:
|Obviously this is the "we just moved in" photo. Notice the closed wall, ugly color, and wasted space near the ceiling.|
|Let there be light!|
|I came home from work to this lovely surprise!|
|The bottom cabinets went in the next week. We moved the sink, dishwasher, and stove to maximize counter-space and make the kitchen more intuitive.|
|I love that we have drawers with special slide-outs for silverware. The big bottom cabinets also have pull-out shelves for easy access!|
|We still need to install the microwave/Advantium oven. It's all coming together!|
Our granite countertop was measured this week, so it will be installed in the next 10 days or so; I've been looking at backsplashes because we'll be installing that as soon as the countertop is done. And once the counters are in, we can get the water all hooked up and I'll be able to really cook again! We need to choose hardware for the cabinets and finish some detail work along the ceiling and floor. We'll probably change out the lights and the fan...but all that is cosmetic!
|This is the kind of granite we're getting...|
|...and this is one of the backsplashes I'm thinking of. I like the look of frosted glass. We may go with something with a blue undertone.|
It's been a long, long overhaul, but it's going to be so worth it. Most importantly, it will be done in time for Passover, so I'll be able to host as usual. Even though Passover is in late April, I've already sent out invitations because I'm so excited!
Have you ever done a big home-improvement project?
What does your dream kitchen look like?