Kitchen: Done (Mostly)

She Says:

So the kitchen is mostly finished... mostly.  Fully functional, there's a lot of little touch ups to do, crown moulding, some task lighting and the like, but we need to get on to the next room.  So we decided to call it good at this point.  Would you like to see?

Here's where we started:

And here's our after:

A word on appliances: if you're patient, you can find some really great deals.  We've been haunting the local Home Depot, Lowes, and even Best Buy watching for deals, discounts and floor models.  We chose all stainless steel appliances (except the wine fridge, which we found on sale for $100) including the sink.  The range hood is an Ikea find, 50% off.  The range is a slide in, and we got both the range and microwave 20% off at Lowes.  The fridge was the most difficult find: a stainless look, counter depth, 15% off.  I found the dishwasher, which was a 50% off floor model, in perfect condition!  

We ordered some of the cabinets without front panels and had specialty glass cut to fit:

Installation isn't difficult (as long as you measure carefully and order the right size glass pieces!)- we caulked a strip of silicone into the frame, laid the glass in and used a glazing point gun to mount the glass.  We found this gun on Amazon for $30.  
It will also come in handy when we finally get to the point where we can start decorating and hanging things on the walls (oh happy day, will you ever arrive?)...

I think this is my favorite part: the coffee and wine bar!

 Everything you need for the perfect cup of coffee, or a great glass of wine (or something stronger)!

And here are a couple of close ups of our custom island:

A space for loose spices, vinegars, cookbooks, and extra hand towels- I can never have too many towels around, especially during a reno!

So now that we have a real, live kitchen,  I'll probably post a recipe or two every now and then... HoneyDo and I really love to cook, and we've missed it terribly.  Stay tuned!

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  1. Wow - what a transformation! Looks fantastic! (found you at the Funky Junk linky.)

  2. Your kitchen looks amazing, wow - you've done a wonderful job and I love the colour on your cabinets!

  3. WOW, what an awesome job! Love the colors of your new kitchen!
    (coming over from Roeshel's)

  4. It looks so high end! LOVE the coffee/wine station. And the color you picked! It sure is a bear to remodel a kitchen; I know what you mean about wondering when the happy day will come when all you have left to do is decorate!

  5. Popped over from Serenity Now. I gotta say - that is one of the most drastic makeovers I have seen in a while! You must be just loving your new kitchen - it is gorgeous! and I love a who loves a deal! Enjoy your fab' new kitchen! ~ Lisa

  6. That is really nice! Love the color and it looks so fresh.

  7. Gorgeous before and after!! Thank you so much for linking up your lovely new kitchen to the Pretty Things link party :)

    xo, Tanya

  8. What?! No way that's the same kitchen! lol WOW! What an amazing transformation! Beautiful beautiful job! Love every detail! I'm including a link back in this week's DIY favorites! ;) Thanks so much for sharing your hard work!

    1. Thanks so much Roeshel for the kind words, and the DIY Showoff shout out!

  9. WOW! that is an amazing transformation! I would be so overwhelmed with the before, I wouldn't know where to start. I lOVE LOVE LOVE your cabinets! Please share this on my linky party, if you get a chance:

  10. Beautiful, just beautiful. And you have the most fabulous accessory I can imagine...... a darling kitty kat.

  11. Had to take a look around your blog more. I really like your "After" on the kitchen. Love all your personal added touches. They really make the area look so much prettier.

  12. What a lot of work and an absolutely beautiful kitchen remodel. I'm so inspired!