The kitchen was the biggest eyesore in our house, so much that I didn't like posting many photos of it. It was old, and clearly hadn't been touched up in a long long time.
We upgraded our fridge also! We kept the old fridge and put it in the basement, it's our beer/gatorade/extra food fridge. It's so nice having that extra space for food/drink.
We ripped out the hardwood in the kitchen also, it was in bad shape. This was the best before photo I took throughout this process, which has dry wall specs all over. We use this side door to come in and out when we swim in our pool, and the constant wetness was putting a damper on the wood. It was getting bad. Underneath all that hardwood, was aluminum flooring, if that's what it's even called.
We replaced the hardwood with porcelain tile. And we love it! Like love it.
My husband did all the tile work, and cutting tile isn't easy. He did a fantastic job!
Under the cabinet, we got a new radio. So much more sleek looking than that old beige huge looking thing.
The radio has a dimmer light which puts off some pretty good light at night.
The pendant lights that hang over the bar area were nice, and they matched the chandelier in the dining room. But they didn't go with our new kitchen so we changed them out.
The new ones are awesome!
Here is the old chandelier.
New chandelier. Matches the bar lights, and the kitchen hardware perfectly!
This side of the cabinets was plain white, nothing on it. We sanded it down, painted chalkboard paint on it so now we can write little sayings or what's for dinner, that sort of thing.
We hung some kitchen prints on the walls, had them printed at FedEx. Framed and done. Super easy.
Soo much better! I get a big silly grin on my face every time I walk into our kitchen now, rather than cringing at the ugliness that was our old kitchen! The only thing we would like to still do are the counter tops. We have this counter top paint we found, and after it's painted it looks like granite! It's a long process to start, so we haven't started it yet. Once we do, I will be sure to update this post. But in the meantime, I hope you've enjoyed this long thorough post about our kitchen. It was so much fun updating everything, it's amazing what a few changes can do.
Tile back splash stickers
Bar light fixtures
Over the sink light fixture
Pipe shelf brackets