Kitchen Progress

I have decided to start sharing progress photos of all the rooms in my house. It has been a full year that we’ve been in our humble abode and by golly we have accomplished a lot! I guess I was always waiting for things to be completed before sharing, but heck nothing is ever complete. The first room to reveal? The kitchen.

Oh and now would be a good time to mention Hubby accidently deleted the folder with all my before pics of the house. :( So here is what we could come up with after trying to recover said photos. 

Here is an action shot of ripping up the flooring. Hooray!

Upper cabinets are getting installed and painting is complete.

And here is what our kitchen looks like today. We decided to vary the height and depth of the cabinets for a more custom look. It also makes the space look bigger as opposed to making them go all the way to the ceiling (that would have made them 5 ft cabinets). Plus I would never use the space up there. To be honest I don’t even have enough stuff to fill all my current cabinet space! Hence the pitchers and fake plants in there. I am still searching for the perfect items to take their place.

And a reminder of the before and after:

So there you have it! A whole lot of progress on our kitchen. We couldn’t be happier with the result.

Oh and in case you’re wondering:

  • Granite color is Kashmir White
  • Cabinets: We kept the lower cabinets(replaced doors and drawers), and had a cabinet guy my hubby used to work for build the upper cabinets. He was originally going to paint them himself, but with flooring and other projects going on he opted to have them professionally painted too.
  • Appliances are all LG and have held up amazingly
  • Faucet is from home depot you can find out more about it here
  • Cabinet hardware is from Lowe’s
  • Lighting is from Lamps Plus

And I think that about covers it! If you’d like to know where I got anything else, just ask.

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75 responses to “Kitchen Progress

  1. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

    Oh my goodness, what a transformation. I am totally impressed. Love, love, love it all. Hugs, Marty

  2. Sabra Powell

    Are your floors tile? It is beautiful.

  3. I’m coming over from Better After and I LOVE your kitchen! I’d take everything!!! I love the idea of tile floor that looks like wood. We have wood throughout our house but our kitchen has hidiously ugly white tile with gigantic grout lines (a diy job gone bad from the previous homeowner). Some day I will have a kitchen like yours!!!!! I can’t wait to see what you do with the rest of your house!

  4. (trying to comment after wordpress kicked me out)… I came over from Better After and I LOVE your kitchen! I hope that mine will look that good some day once we start our remodel. I’d even take the BEFORE photos compared to my nasty kitchen! Some day. I can’t wait to see the rest of your house as you remodel!

    • That is exactly why we went with wood tiles, so we wouldn’t have to tile the kitchen in something different. There is nothing I love more than white cabinets against dark wood. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Jae

    It’s beautiful. We are on the same wavelength (chose white cabinets and kashmir white granite as well)!

  6. Marcy

    What color is on the walls?

  7. reshmasanjeev

    Love everything about your new kitchen. It looks beautiful.

  8. Oh my stars and heart… that is stunning!!!!!! I love dark floors and white cabinets! We just bought a new home and I couldn’t find one that had white cabinets! Yours are gorgeous!!! You have a great eye!

  9. Sarah

    Love everything about your kitchen…especially the pendent lights. They are amazing! Great job on everything!

  10. angie

    Hey there…I came over from Better After as well. I love your entire kitchen but am really smitten with the pendent lighting!!!!

  11. Maywine

    I love to follow decorating blogs and your kitchen is amazing. Congratulations!!!

    Would you please consider adding info if or when your appliances require maintenance, repair or replacement? I come from a time when stoves, refrigerators and laundry equipment lasted 15 to 20 years (or more) and even a dishwasher was about 10 years.

    Not talking about color or improvements……..which can happen much sooner. Simply does it work as advertised and continues to do so.

    In any event…….keep up the incredibly good work!

    May

    • Well I am no expert in appliances, but so far we have had no problems with any of them. My hubby is a big researcher so if he says LG is good, then it must be good! lol. I am hoping that we can get a good 15 to 20 years out of them!

  12. This is my dream kitchen! You guys did an absolutely beautiful job! I would love to know what kind of flooring you have–Its so pretty!

  13. Very pretty. I like the white cabinets against the darker floors.

  14. Christine

    What a beautiful kitchen makeover! Very elegant looking! Can I ask what the measurements of the kitchen are? Also, are the countertops granite? What is the manufacturer name & color of countertops? Great job!

    • It’s about 8 x 13 feet including the cabinets. And yes the countertops are a granite called Kashmire White, we got it at a local place but I think I’ve seen it at Home Depot? Any granite place should carry it and it is reasonably priced too. Hope that helps! :)

  15. Ksimms

    Omg I love it! My favorite though is the pendant lighting! I am going back and forth from traditional to modern to a blend of the two, cannot decide! But I love yours! Great job though!

  16. Ksimms

    Where is it from?

  17. Stopping by from BetterAfter and so glad I did. Your kitchen is amazing. Great job! I am saving these pictures to do my kitchen in the future. White cabinets & dark floors are the best. Love every bit of it!

  18. WOW! What a HUGE improvement!! Really you guys did a fantastic job on your kitchen. Found you from Better After. Thanks for sharing your finnished kitchen.
    Lindsay @ countrygirlhome.blogspot.com

  19. nonsense_with_stars

    Beautiful! Any chance of getting a budget breakdown? We have a 9×12 kitchen that looks eerily similar that we’re thinking of remodeling…probably to something that still looks eerily similar! ;)

  20. nonsense_with_stars

    Beautiful! Any chance of a budget breakdown? Our kitchen is almost identical to yours (the measurements and placement of appliances, anyway). :)

  21. Christine

    This is amazing! Do you mind if I ask what the total cost was?

  22. Laura

    Just love what you’ve done, the Ho hum kitchen comes alive!

  23. vicky and jack

    The subtle attention to detail is what makes this kitchen–little things like the grout not being white. I’m in the process of ordering my cabinets and would love some help! Can you tell me the measurement of the height of your smallest drawer front? And the raised panels on those same drawers (Stiles and rails)? I was told I can’t have raised panels on my drawers since the fronts are only 5.5″ high. ;-( Any help is appreciated.

    • How exciting! It’s so much fun to pick stuff out. The measurement of my smallest drawer is 5.5″ so I’m not sure why they would say you can’t have raised panels on yours? Unless the stile and rails are thicker than ours? I wish I could be of more help but I’m not very knowledgable in the cabinet department!

  24. Have you done a post on the budget for this kitchen? My husband and I are wanting to renovate our small kitchen and getting a rough estimate would be great. Thanks!

    • Yes it is my most recent post. I don’t have an exact price for everything, and some of the prices include multiple things (not including kitchen stuff) but at least you can get an idea? Trav and I called around to get estimates of things and made a rough budget before starting. It was exhausting at times, but well worth it in the end!

  25. bridget

    where did you buy just cabinet doors?

    • We had a cabinet guy make them. We would have loved to buy them ourselves if we weren’t replacing the upper cabinets already. It is a shaker style door if that helps?

  26. Christine

    Hi There,
    Love your kitchen! You mentioned that you had your cupboards professionally painted… I have a few questions. First, what colour did you use for the cabinets, how long does something like this take? Also, what kind of price would it be to have that done?

    • Well not sure on the color, we basically told him a bright white and left it in his hands. As far as the painting, it took him half a day to prep and paint. Luckily it was nice outside and we were able to have the windows open to air the place out. The pricing I’m not sure on either since it was included in the price of building our upper cabinets, entertainment center, and built in desk with cabinets. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  27. Jill

    Beautiful! Do you know the name Or a key word for the penant lighting? I can’t find the beauties at lamps plus….

  28. Carrie

    What an amazing transformation! I am a HUGE fan of white cabinets and counters with subway tile backsplash and dark floors. It makes the work area so light and bright and the dark floor keeps a nice contrast. Great job!

  29. Deborah Zelewski

    Beautiful kitchen. Is your subway tile shiny and is the grout gray?

  30. Aaron Blake

    Great look for your Kitchen, I am an australian interior / Kitchen designer
    first time on this site, just one Question. I noticed that all the microwave ovens in your kitchens stick out from the cabinets, we install ours flush to the cabinets. is this a regulatory requirement?

    • Hmm, good question and I’m sorry to say I have no idea on the answer. It is flush with the cabinet above the microwave but the other cabinets are varied depths so maybe it’s just how we told him we wanted the depths? I wasn’t really involved in the measurement conversations with the guy that built them… wish I could be more help!

  31. There was really a big transformation on this. I have to say, though, that I actually like both. I really love wooden furniture and appearance, so the before kitchen was okay. Nonetheless, you really did a great job. The kitchen looks so modern and very fresh-looking. Thank you for sharing this.

  32. We’re in the process of remodeling a tiny galley kitchen and I hope it turns out to be half as beautiful as yours! I do have some questions about your over-the-range microwave. First, how high is the bottom of the microwave from the top of the range? We’re getting conflicting messages from others about what is “standard.” Also, does your microwave attach to ventilation or does the fan vent out of the front? Thanks in advance for you any help you can provide!

    • Hello Kate! We ended up using the same format that was there before. So from the top of our countertop to the bottom of the microwave it measures 17 inches. Not sure if this is “standard” but I assume so because that is what the way the builder built it for the original owners. As for the ventilation, ours goes through the wall and outside directly behind where it is installed. Hope this helps a little! Good luck with your renovations. :)

  33. Julie

    What is the color of paint you used on your walls? Love it!

  34. Tnale

    I love your kitchen and am actually going to see how I might be able to make something similar work for me!!! I’m wondering – can you tell me the width of your bar counter top? My kitchen is set up almost exactly like yours and my current breakfast bar is a bit too wide, I think. Wondering what your width?

    • Sorry for the delay! Our breakfast bar width is 94″ width by 16″ depth. Looking back I probably would have done a little more of an overhang for bar stools as the current depth only gives us 8 “. Hope this helps! Good luck. :)

  35. Amy

    What color are your floors and where did you get them? Are they real hardwood?

  36. Loooooove the counter! I’ll have to tuck that one away for later, great job!

  37. Meghan

    I also want to replace upper cabinets and lower cabinet doors with a white finish. For the things you bought, did you purchased white finished cabinets/doors or unfinished oak and painted it so it matched the painted lower cabinets? I’m just concerned about the finish matching. Thanks so much for sharing your remodeling adventures!

    • Hey Meghan!

      We bought finished white cabinets (so they have smoother finish than oak). You can see a bit of texture in the lower cabinets where we painted over oak but not enough to notice unless you are really looking. Hope this helps! Good Luck!

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  39. Jill Samples

    We are having that exact flooring installed right now! Love, love, love it! Can you please tell me the color of grout you used? Our installer is trying to tell me to use one close in color to the flooring but i like the lighter color!

    • I know isn’t it great! The grout color is called Cajun Coffee. Honestly though we did the grout ourselves and it turned out way lighter than the color swatch. I would talk to your installer and see how accurate the color will come out and plan accordingly. :) Good luck!

  40. RT89

    Great job!!! Wish I can do something similar in my apartment. I liked a lot the glass doors where you can see the decor.
    Can you please upload/email a picture of the cabinets from the other side (below faucet, dishwasher, etc) r.trevino.e at gmail com thanks!!!

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  42. So I have a question. I want to order this flooring and was wondering, you now have had to live with the tile for a while. Has it chipped or anything? Do you still love it? Do you have any regrets about it? Your response will be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks so much Kalie! :) And fab kitchen!

    • We really love it! I think it’s a great option for wood tile flooring. We did notice a few chips after the installation, which was probably there before the tile went down and we didn’t notice. Nothing a permanent brown marker couldn’t fix! Other than that it still looks brand new. Good luck!!!

  43. Ann

    How to you clean the floor?

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