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Tuesday, June 19

A Spectacular Kitchen Remodel

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Quite a few of my clients have old kitchens.
Not really old as in 
"quaint vintage old"
it's more like
"infamous 80's outdated".

Joan & Alan have a big family &
their kitchen had been well-loved!
Here's the before . . .
As you can see, the trend when the home was built 
meant the big cabinetry hanging over the bar.
I don't like it because it closes off the kitchen so much.

Like many of my clients lately,
Joan & Alan decided to start from scratch.
{Meaning they had the entire thing torn out!}

Our goals for a fresh, new kitchen:
- Raise the ceiling to give a feeling of more space
{this includes loosing the scary light fixture}
-Remove the cabinets over the bar
- Change the shape of the bar
-Add a backsplash
- New cabinets, countertop, & appliances

Here's the after:

What a remarkable change!

 The hardwood floor was patched
{where the shape of the bar was changed}
& re-stained. It looks so great.

Joan loves her new sink.
It is made of a granite composite &
it is so easy to keep clean.
I don't think she can say the same about her new
stainless steel appliances, but she loves them anyway!
As you can see, she has plenty of cabinets so she doesn't
miss them over her bar.
The remodel was a sacrifice, but so worth it.
{They do have a full kitchen in their basement, so it wasn't TOO bad.}
If you're going to put some cash into your home,
the kitchen is certainly the place to do it.

What do you think of the changes?
CLICK HERE to see another 
amazing kitchen transformation!


  1. Spectacular!!!!
    I have stainless steel appliances too, and although I think they look FAB, I hate cleaning them and the finger marks that they attract etc.

    When I was divorced back in 1994, I totally redid all the cabinets in my kitchen in West Jordan. They were the DARK wood kind, and I painted them all white. It was all I could afford to do at the time, and I did all the work myself....with new knobs.
    It made a Tremendous cheery difference.
    but........I have to admit, I'd hate to tackle THAT job again.

  2. Wow! I can't believe there aren't a ton of comments on this. The kitchen looks amazing!!! It is so nice to see more pictures out there of darker cabinets. Nice job!!

    ~Stephanie @loveolympiajune

    1. Hi Stephanie, Thank you for your sweet message. My blog is always "poor" when it comes to comments! I even have a "Will blog for comments" sign! Ha ha. I'm always amazed when I visit other blogs & they have 40 comments on a table setting. ANYWHO . . . I"M NOT BITTER! ;D I'll pop over to visit you & I'll be sure to leave a comment!

      Warmly, MIchelle

  3. Love this kitchen! You did a great job with this remodel!

  4. This looks great! My kitchen looks very much like the BEFORE! Blah! So - pardon my insolence - I am extremely curious as to an estimate of how much this renovation cost? This is definitely something I want to do!

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