I’m so glad you all enjoyed my friend Colleen’s beautiful bathroom renovation, and I know you’re waiting to see the kitchen remodel. It’s a good one, so grab your cup of coffee and cozy up for some kitchen goodness. What I love even more about this remodel is that she essentially worked with the existing footprint, while making it beautiful and functional. Not always an easy task, when you’re dealing with a home built in the 1950’s, when “open concept” wasn’t a thing.
And a peek at it now, in all its glory.
Notice again, that the basic footprint is the same! But all of the details – the molding, the fixtures, the seeded glass front cabinets – it adds to the “Wow” factor, and takes the whole space up a few notches. I love that Colleen was able to create such a high end look without taking down walls and starting from scratch.
You can see that there was an adjustment to this wall to make the kitchen more workable, and because it just makes sense. Although if memory serves, I think there was a legitimate reason that this wall was there – ductwork or HVAC maybe?
Amazing how such little changes can make such a big difference, isn’t it? In our second house, we took out a pony wall, and I was blown away at what a difference it made!
Now let’s take a look at the wall opposite of the window wall. Here it is before the remodel. The before photos don’t get much better than this, do they? Thank you Colleen for your blogger-like thinking on this project!
I told you it was good, didn’t I?
Again with the beautiful details!
But the original footprint remains.
And now a new angle – as if you’re near the sink.
Isn’t this a great little nook that makes use of space that was previously unused and wasted? I love the color of these cabinets too. So pretty. And who doesn’t love a cute chalkboard in a kitchen?
Here’s another before and after look at this functional little nook.
It’s cracking me up looking at these photos with the cat in them, but refusing to look at the camera. Cats are such divas, aren’t they?
Before, the fridge was like the homely girl at the dance – hidden away in the corner, looking lonely and sad.
Now she’s had a complete makeover and is all dressed up for the dance, with wine at the ready! My kind of girl. I love the look of an enclosed fridge – it just really adds to the custom factor for me.
Again, the cat. I swear, it’s a real cat. You guys might start thinking it’s a stuffed, prop-cat or something with the same pose in every photo.
And here is the before photo of the area from the kitchen that leads back to the bathroom.
With that wall opened up just enough, we now have this gorgeous cabinet that looks like it was made to be here from the beginning. Cutting back the wall and adding a full glass paned door really brings in some more natural light too, doesn’t it?
You can see how the space leading outside looked before the remodel – the glass paned door that’s in place now is just a great addition!
It just felt dark going back here with the previous layout.
Lighting is from Restoration Hardware.
Wall color is a custom color tweaked from French Gray and Light French Gray.
Thanks again Colleen for opening your home and allowing me to share it with the world!