Today I'm giving you a tour of my kitchen workspace. If you're anything like me, you love peering into other people's houses to see what it looks like (thank you HGTV for furthering this obsession).
|panoramic shot of the kitchen|
So I cook and bake in here, of course, as well as clean up messes a two-year-old loves to make, entertain, write my blogposts... you know, basically what everyone's kitchen has become- the everything room!
We've lived in our house for over 7 years and renovated the kitchen about 4 years ago. Here's a bunch of before and after photos.
|after! No more faux, dirty brick. Hurrah!|
|look how dark the kitchen was! Lot's of lighting was added|
|this kitchen was crying for an island (ok, I was the one crying)|
|so we put in some base cabinets and created an island (no more tears)|
|we ditched the hardware but kept the cabinets and had them painted white|
|the orange countertops were replaced with a black granite|
|there was this weird picture window wall between the dining room and kitchen|
|so we tore down the wall to create one kitchen and dining space.|
|putting hardwood floors throughout also helps tie them together|
|the hutch Tracy helped me paint (and Jen too!) Flowers curtesy of Natalie!|
Renovating is no fun. The construction mess, parting ways with a lot of money, etc. but the AFTER is pretty great.
Do you need to renovate your kitchen, or have you been through a recent renovation?