Before & After Kitchen

Here's where we started. I married a man with a son who were living in a home that had never been updated. Just a couple of bachelors (one big, one little) with a sad, yellow kitchen.
This is where we started. A small, square kitchen, portable dishwasher, wall between the kitchen and a dining area/family room. A very large coal stove and chimney that had to be removed. We kept the brick wall. 

Stove and chimney removed but hole still in ceiling. Built-in bar with mirror tiles over (apparently to nicely reflect liquor bottles?
We kept the existing window over the sink.
The wall between the kitchen and FR (with cook top and built-in oven came down.)

Stove & microhood are where the old fridge was. A door to the backyard was closed up and the fridge takes its place.

Maple glass door cabinets and built-in desk replaced a bare wall and portable dishwasher. The desk was created by using upper cabinets as lower to allow room for knee space under the countertop of the desk.

I'm linking back to the blog (Wednesday Before and After).


  1. Love the remodel. Old kitchens just cry out for renovation, don't they ?~! You have made miracles here. Jolly well done. The color transformation is delightful and I LOVE the hanging rack over the island--it adds character like no other accessory ever has, in my humble opinion. And although I am not a huge pink fan, you have made it work here with lights and glass doors and open spaces. Bet your (former) bachelors are delighted.

    (fyi-i came here via your comment [Sept 18, 2015] on Alicia's "Posie Gets Cozy". I wonder where people find my blog-thought perhaps you might as well.)

    1. Thanks for commenting. Love Alicia's blog as well! I'm sorry my painted walls appear to be pink. They're actually a dark red called "Sienna". I try to photograph with natural lighting because a flash bleaches everything out. Unfortunately, natural lighting doesn't always work either lol!

  2. Lovely job! You are one of the features at The Round-Up from the Before & After party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again tonight at the Before & After bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. You did such a beautiful job. Thank you for sharing it on SYC! Jo

  4. Really a great makeover. love the white cabinets! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. I'm sure it's not intentional, but I'm not seeing a link back to the party. I tried to follow you, but it says page not found. I'll try next time.

  5. That is one great transformation!

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!


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