Friday, October 19, 2007

Kitchen pics!!

Wow!! It looks so freaking good! I wish we had done this years ago!

Here are some before pics. They don't really do it justice, you can't quite make out the peeling formica on the counters, the linoleum worn so thin that it could not be cleaned, the stained glass light fixture that is straight out of TGIF.riday's...but you'll get the general idea.

It's messy but you can see the really dark cabinets, covered in 30 years worth of grease that won't wash off, barely any counter space, and the huge gap between the dishwasher and fridge with the insulation of the dishwasher hanging out.

This picture is actually nice, just wanted to give an idea of the 'before' color.

Are you ready??????

First he raised the cabinets by 5 inches. We had about a 6 in gap between the cabinets and the ceiling before. It was my cat's favorite spot in the whole house but he'll get over it. He also moved everything over about 4 inches. It gives us a little more counter space but just makes everything look a little neater. The biggest plus was the new cabinets. We had all this wasted space in the corner before but the angled cabinet and the Lazy Susan make such a difference. We were unpacking everything today and don't know what to do with all the space!

Here's the new color. And you can see a bit of the floor, and Hobbes' tail!

Here's a better pic of the floor...and my kitty. I can not wait to cook tomorrow night! (don't repeat that to anyone and do not let Mr H know). I honestly didn't even mind washing dishes tonight.
Off to finish un-packing everything!! Hope you all like it!


Shelby said...

Wow!! That is absolutely amazing! I love before/after pics of kitchens. The cabinets are gorgeous, and the perfect color, and the floor is great too! Not to mention the countertop. I'm drooling over here! I know...I get excited over kitchens, what can I say?! Enjoy cooking!

dmarie said...

I love it! The new color is great. Your counters make me want to come over and cook. I'm sure dinner turned out yummy!

Fertilize Me said...

Excellent Choice of color scheme and l;ayouts!! awesome job

Kim said...

Love it all - color, cabinets, counter, floor and kitty!

You have to be so excited!

Pamela Jeanne said...

Gorgeous! Nice job. It's yet another reminder that we have to do something similar with our kitchen. You've given me some new motivation to get on it!

LJ said...

Wow, that's wonderful. I'm so impressed.

infertility just sucks said...

Oh Lordy - how I love me a remodel!

Love the paint, love the cabinets, love the floor!

Congrats to you and your new kitchen!

Now, cook something stupid-elaborate for dinner tomorrow that dirties every pan in the house. Be one with the awesome kitchen.

Diana said...

WOW! What a difference! Thanks for sharing the pics, your kitchen looks fantastic! I'm soooo jealous!