Our recent renovation was complete a while ago, but I haven’t been able (read: lazy) to take photos or blog about it for quite some time. It’s funny, but unless I blog about it, I don’t feel I can cross it off my list.
Ignore the less than ideal lighting — it’s a rainy day today but I didn’t want to delay any longer or else I would probably never get around to making my kitchen presentable (read: clean-up the food, dishes, mess on the counters) and taking more photos again. So without further adu… here is my reno reveal.
This is the overall view of our kitchen looking in from our dining room:
This is the view standing in the kitchen:
We changed the layout of the kitchen by removing the U-shaped counter and adding an island. We chose to go with cabinet doors in a simple recessed style, in an antique white colour based on our home’s age, style and neighbourhood.
This is the view of our kitchen from the main foyer:
This is the view looking from our kitchen into the dining area:
We removed the wall dividing the kitchen and the dining room and added double French patio doors into our backyard.
This is the view looking at the other side of our kitchen where the refrigerator and pantry is:
We kept this layout the same, however, added a shelf for the microwave and overhead pot lighting on either sides of the doorway (leading into the office and main foyer).
New appliances were not part of our budget and we were a little nervous about how our original appliances (Jenn-Air black glass) would fit in our new kitchen. All of the photos that we saw showed examples with stainless steel appliances. Really, there are very little makeover photos using black appliances, however, we really love how the colours came together and complemented each other.
Overall, we are in love with our new space. Every time we come home, we feel like we’re walking into a brand new house. I love the feeling. I guess there’s something to be said about doing your renovation after you’ve lived in your home for a little while first.
Here’s the nitty gritty:
Cabinets: Kitchen Kraft; door style: Chatham; colour: Seashell
Hardware: Amerock, style: Revitalize
Countertop: granite, Antique Brown
Island: Calacatta marble
Flooring: natural stone, honed travertine, 12×24
Backsplash: botticino marble tiles
Paint: Benjamin Moore meditation
This is only part of our renovation, albeit the major part. Next time, I’ll show you my new favourite part of the house — our mudroom!