Friday, July 2, 2010

Kitchen Makeover

Here is our kitchen before.  These photos were taken before we closed on the house. 

This first photo is a view from the living room.  I love how open the kitchen is. 

Here you can see that the countertops were tiled with the same tile that was used on the floor.  We are replacing it with granite. I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but the tile is sort of a pink color. 

Lots of counter space and storage.  I intend to make the island look more like a piece of furniture by adding legs to the four corners and painting it a dark chocolate or expresso brown.  The rest of the cabinets will receive a brown glaze.

We will also change out the appliances for stainless.  The microwave quit working the day after we moved in, so it was replaced almost immediately. 

The sink will be a brown composit granite sink and the faucet will be oil rubbed bronze.  We will eventually replace the floors too... but that will have to wait for now.

Here is a photo of the granite I selected.
The wall color is a warm color that goes well with the granite.  The corbels for the bar area.  These corbels are 14" long by 8" deep and I found them locally for just $37 each... a great price for corbels that size.  Much better than anything I found at Lowe's or Home Depot.  The brand is Du Bois in case anyone in interested. 

The legs I purchased for the island and the hardware for the cabinets. 

I forgot to take a photo of the tile, sink and faucet, but this post already has enough photos anyway.  :-)

The granite and tile guys are finishing up today, so I will post some after photos in the next day or so. 
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cajunsis said...

Oooo... I can't wait to see your pics! Love the big kitchen - and I know you will do a miracle make-over. Post pics soon!

Carole said...

Can't wait to see the final results!

Lyn S said...

Your kitchen looks lovely and spacious, can't wait to see your 'after' pics too!

Terry said...

Wow, you've got yourself one gorgeous kitchen now and even better after. Why would someone put the same tile on the countertop that was used for the floor? Did they think no one would notice? Can't wait to see how your kitchen turns out! Good luck!

FlyAwayHome said...

WOW, i could get lost in that huge kitchen! I can't wait to see the changes. I really enjoy your blog, you have some very creative ideas and I will be trying the crockpot chicken recipe too. Thanks for sharing.

Jen @ said...

I can't wait to see more. It is already beautiful. Great space!