My husband and I finally have finished our kitchen renovation, which we started last spring. Most of the work has been done for awhile but we recently added the finishing touches this winter. I’ve been sharing this process since we first bought our home 2 years ago. You can see the initial redesign here: Home Sweet Home-Kitchen Redesign
This was how it looked before we did this final renovation:
I had a few main inspirations for the space but mostly wanted a country kitchen with all free standing pieces. You can read more about the items we bought here and a look into my search for artwork here.
Here are some photos from the demo:
My husband, Dan, and I are both very handy, being artists and DIYers. We painted all the pieces we found, built a custom sink cabinet with open shelving, and transformed a breakfast nook into an island. We purchased a new oven and sink, as well as all new lighting, new flooring, and paneling for the ceiling, which Dan installed and painted himself. The sink butcher block countertop was purchased at Ikea but the other two were bought online unfinished. I sanded and stained them myself to save on the cost. We had a little help with the demo and drywall, which took longer than we planned due to issues with the house, but all in all we can’t complain. We are both just happy it’s done!
Of course I am always changing things up but its great to have a space we love. My vision came alive and we both worked as a team to create our dream kitchen. Here is what it looks like today. All our hard work paid off.