Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Kitchen reveal

I'm am thrilled to finally be sharing our kitchen makeover with you today! Our counter tops were delivered last week and my husband had them installed in one afternoon. Now our kitchen is {mostly} complete!

We had a tight budget to complete our entire kitchen on which had to include all new appliances. Luckily I have an extremely handy husband who did all of the work himself and saved us a lot of dinero. 

We spent just around $5,000 for everything! The largest part of our budget went towards new appliances {$3,000}. We spent the rest of our budget {$2,000} on everything else. The largest portion of that budget went towards new stock cabinet s and new laminate counter tops.

I can't wait any longer...here is my new favorite room in our house.











Now let's take a look at where we started this journey. If you missed earlier posts about our renovation you can find them hereherehereand lastly here.



Our pantry was way too small and that empty wall was underutilized. 



We removed all of the cabinets on the frig wall and moved our new refrigerator down slightly to make room for what would become our new larger pantry.


We {well mostly my husband} removed the old pantry.



Then my husband built a new larger corner pantry.



We also added new stock cabinets to that empty wall.


Some crown molding, paint, and new counter tops complete the room.


This side of the room stayed mostly the same.



We did remove the cabinet over the microwave and add a larger one.




My husband cut out the doors and added glass to the cabinets over the microwave. He also added interior lights inside the cabinet.

We replaced the faucet and light over the sink. I love the look of our new laminate counter tops. 


 I couldn't find a great before photo of our island, this is during appliance swapping.


My husband added wainscoting and trim to the island and then I painted it black. We liked the idea of the island being a different color then the rest of the cabinets.




BEFORE

AFTER


I am beyond thrilled with our new kitchen. Of course there are things we would still like to do in the future such as a tile backsplash and new flooring, but we are happy for now!

The best part is that we can say we did it all ourselves and didn't break the bank doing it {thanks hubby}!

                                                                                       Amy


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73 comments:

  1. WOW! That looks amazing. I can't believe how much you were able to do with your budget. Makes me think there is hope for my kitchen. :)

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    1. Do you happen to remember the dimensions of the pantry? This looks like what I want to do, and the same size!

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  2. Hey good job ! I love it! Thanks for the post !
    You're amazing!
    Iris
    THE {colored} MARRIED LIFE

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  3. WOW! this is awesome! I love the different colored island (compared to the cabinets) and the corner pantry is brilliant! I'm currently looking to buy a condo and have my eyes open for either something newer & move-in ready but if I can find a cheaper place and do some upgrades that would be cool too! :) Definitely pinning this!

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  4. What an awesome transformation! I love the white cabinets, with the addition of crown molding, and the varying heights. Painting the island balck really grounded the whole room.

    I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. Thanks Deborah! I would love to link up to your party, thanks for the invite!

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  5. You guys did a great job! Your kitchen looks fabulous!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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  6. Your new kitchen is awesome! I love the new countertops - I'm so jealous! I really like how you painted the island a different color than the cabinets. You did such a fabulous job ... and on a budget too. Amazing!

    Lori

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  7. well done - it looks like a brand new kitchen now!

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  8. Hi! I hopped over from House of Hepworths... love what you guys did! It looks terrific! We are taking on our kitchen (one of these days) so I am always interested to see other peoples transformations on a budget. Great job!
    Krista @thehappyhousie

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    1. Thanks so much! Good luck on your renovation!

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  9. Great job! I'd love for you to stop by my weekly link party and link this up. http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-36.html

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  10. yay, this looks amazing! great job to you and hubby!

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  11. What a transformation! Love the white cabinets and stainless steel.

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  12. Awesome job!! It is beautiful!! Love the colors you choose and the hardware! You should both be proud!!

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  13. You and your spouse did a great job! It's really cute! I love how he built you a new pantry; it is much better use of the space. You also saved a ton of money by using and painting many of the original cabinets, which from the photos look to be real wood!

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    1. yes, painting the cabinets and doing the work ourselves saved us a ton of money! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. do you have video on how you painted the cabinets? what type of paint did you use?



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  14. Hi - Stopping over from the Sweet Little Gals link party. NICE WORK on this kitchen. We might be undergoing our own rennovation here very soon...

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  15. This is look awesome!!! I'm in the middle of giving my kitchen a facelift so I really appreciate everything that you did. The cabinets are so fresh and I love that you left a few open and what a cool pantry!

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  16. You did a lot of work and it looks amazing! My favorite element is what you did with the pantry.

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  17. Stopping by from Tater Tots & Jello. STUNNING transformation! Love it so much.

    Elisabeth@Simply Parkers

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  18. Great job Amy! The crown molding totally transformed the cabinets together with the white paint. I'm a big fan of white kitchens!

    Gaby x

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  19. What a wonderful transformation, Amy! I can see why you are so thrilled -- it looks amazing! You were so smart to add the corner pantry and the additional cabinetry. That bit of genius made such a huge difference. Job well done!

    Carol

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    1. Thanks so much! The pantry makes such a difference in our kitchen. I finally have room to store and organize everything!

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  20. I love your new Kitchen! its an amazing transformation, and for $5,000. We also did a $5,000 kitchen makeover 2 years ago. Please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-linky-party-2.html

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  21. You SHOULD be beyond thrilled and I'm so happy for you! What an amazing job. Just proves that you don't need a huge budget to create a high-end look. Kudos to you and your husband on a job very well done. Looks GREAT!!

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  22. This looks fantastic. Great work!!

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  23. Looks wonderful! Just shows how much you can do on a tight budget and still make it look great! :)

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  24. WOW this makeover is beautiful!! Thanks so much for linking up at my {all things creative} party!

    http://www.theblissfulbeeblog.com/2013/04/1-year-blogiversary-linky-party.html

    xo
    amy

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  25. Love how your kitchen turned out!!! I love your counter top too...can you tell me where you got it and what the band and color is.

    Thanks!

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    1. We purchased our counter tops at Home Depot. They are made by Wilsonart Laminate and the color is bahia granite.

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  26. Drool...love, love, love your makeover and can't believe you did all of this on such a tight budget! Really, really loving your island most of all.... Great job! You must be so thrilled with your new space!

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  27. It looks awesome! Great job, love it!

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  28. we just finished our remodeled kitchen in Dec. Your kitchen is great! you were able to use all the space and make it efficient for all areas of kitchen prep. I like the island. Just a great job!

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  29. That looks fabulous! Simple, clean. I love the black island. It all works beautifully!

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  30. This is beautiful!! I love how you built out the pantry! I found you at Home Stories A to Z--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  31. Gorgeous renovation! What a great change on a small budget! Everything looks beautiful! I dream of white cabinets someday : )
    Thanks for partying with us at Time to Sparkle Tuesday!

    xoxo Liz

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  32. Wow I love your new kitchen! I am about to start a remodel myself your blog gave me such inspiration! Thanks! Nicole

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    1. Thanks Nicole! Good luck on your kitchen renovation!

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  33. This is such a great new look. I bet it was tons of work, but well worth it. I'm featuring it at my Terrific Tuesdays link party

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  34. It's perfect!!!...you must be so happy...we spend so much time in our kitchens, it is so worth all the work in the end. Amazingly low budget you used for such a phenomenal look!...LOVE the new pantry!!...I'm now following. We repainted/remodeled our kitchen about a hear and a half ago...please come on over and visit my blog and check it out. Let me know what you think....nice to meet you....Have a happy day, Mariaelena

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    1. Thank you!I would love to stop by and check out your kitchen! Thanks for following!

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  35. This looks so good. Great job! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers-and-more-curtains.html

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  36. Wow, I think this looks so fantastic! And I love that pantry. :) Would love for you to link this up to Crafty Tuesday this week. http://www.bloominghomestead.com/2013/04/crafty-tuesday-link-party_9.html

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  38. This is amazing!! LOVE everything about it...would like to know what type of countertops, fridge brand name, and type of cupboards if you wouldn't mind as we are planning to build next year. I love your choices!

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  39. You did an amazing job! Love all of your choices and the wall color is fabulous. How great is it to have a new kitchen? Found you at The Winthrop Chronicles.
    Kate

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  40. What a crazy-awesome difference! Congrats on a job very well done!

    -andi

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  41. What a difference!! I Love the makeover. It looks so gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation. Your post got the most views so I am going to be featuring it at tonights link party!
    Jill

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    1. How exciting! Thank you so much!

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  42. Very nice! I hope you will stop by and link with us! http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/2013/04/creative-things-thursday-link-party.html

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  43. I love your new kitchen. What a talented hubby you have. I have one question: Can you show up photos of the inside of your pantry please? I ask because this corner pantry would work in our little kitchen and I am wondering how much it can hold and how the shelves are situated. Thanks so much!!

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    1. I actually wrote a post all about my new pantry. Just check out the March posts! thanks for stopping by!

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  44. Wow what a great remodel! I hope one day my kitchen will look like that.. I really love kitchen islands; I think they bring people into the kitchen when a get together is happening, like a party or something. I love to talk to people when I'm making dinner! I will pin this. :)
    Liz
    http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/

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  45. The addition of the pantry was a genius idea! (Love the grocery sign too!)

    We just completed our kitchen as well... Although not as spectacular as yours, I would love for you to check it out!

    http://www.toddlindsey.com/2013/04/kitchen-reveal.html

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  46. The remodel of the kitchen looks great!! Love the white cabinets. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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  47. I have been dreaming of a new kitchen for quite some time. Way to long of what-if's and how-about's. LOL! There is so much of your before pictures that reminds me of my current kitchen. Exact same cabinets and finish. Honey Oak gets old doesn't it? LOL!! If you don't mind I do have a few questions. When you sanded down your cabinets, do you believe you could have stained them instead of painting. I have no white at all in my house and I'm afraid white would be too much of a contrast with the rest of the house. Secondly, do you mind sharing the dimensions of your panty? I am guessing a 30X30 (by the way it sits against your refrigerator). Do you feel there is lots of storage? Would you mind sharing an inside picture? Sorry for so many questions...just don't want to do and then already want to re-do. LOL!! Thanks so much from a kitchen-bummed-out mom in VA!

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    1. Inside pictures would be great! And do you have any pictures of how the fridge doors interact with your pantry...like when the fridge is opened up all the way?

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  48. Amy,
    Would you post the dimisions of your new Pantry? We are purchasing a home, and the kitchen needs a remodel. I would like to build one in the corner. Thanks, Robin

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  49. Amy,
    I love your corner pantry that your husband built! Do you have a 'how-to' on your corner pantry? I am beginning a remodel and I have a corner and no pantry at all. I would love to add a pantry like you have.
    Thanks,
    Jessy

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  51. What are the dimensions of the pantry (particularly the length between the corners to the outside edge of the drywall next to the cabinets) and what size is the door?

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  52. Love your remodel and love that you did it yourselves! It looks great. I would love to paint our cabinets. My husband cringes at the mention of it! :o LOL! Someday not too far off!

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  53. What are the dimensions of your pantry? I'm in the middle of drawing up a sketch for a kitchen remodel and want to have a pantry very similar. Do you have any problems with the fridge and the pantry doors interfering with each other? Would love to see a picture of the inside of your pantry too. Thanks so much.

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  54. What are the dimensions of your pantry? I'm in the middle of drawing up a sketch for a kitchen remodel and want to have a pantry very similar. Do you have any problems with the fridge and the pantry doors interfering with each other? Would love to see a picture of the inside of your pantry too. Thanks so much.

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  55. This is one of the most amazing transformations I’ve ever seen! Your kitchen is beautiful!

    Parker Home Furniture
    Kitchen Cabinets Parker

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  56. I absolutely LOVE what you did with your kitchen! you are amazing.

    Kitchen Cabinet Santa Fe
    Home Kitchen Remodeling

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