Thursday, September 22, 2016

My New Kitchen

Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz
Here it is the after pictures, which means the kitchen is totally finished!  Woo Hoo
This is going to be a very picture heavy post so you are warned.  I am going start with several  of the new kitchen followed by before and after photos so you can see how the old layout was and what is the new layout.
Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz

We took out the ceiling in the kitchen and vaulted the kitchen/dining area.  In the upstairs we would only be giving up a small hallway, the stairway and a closet.  This was an easy decision, the windows you see in the vault were always there, we just put in a framed window versus a double hung.

Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz

Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz

This is a before from same angle

Or here before I painted the cabinets


Here is new island, which I just love - all the room for prep and to eat.  It is amazing.


Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz

Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz

Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz and custom island


I can't get the entire kitchen in one photo.  The refrigerator is just on the other side of the opening.  It may seem like not the best location but for us it works just fine.  I love all the built-ins around it and I have so much storage.

Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz

Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz

This is what was in the refrigerator area before, a desk area.  These cabinets went to my second oldest daughter's house and she put them up in her office.  Notice the wall is now gone to the left.
Let me talk about what greeted you when you walked in the side door. It was a small 3 foot landing then you went down to the basement, to the right to the kitchen or left to the dining room.


Now this is what you see
Custom railing for new stairway

Now let me share from the other side, coming down the hallway from the bedrooms

Now you see this
Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz

here is another shot
Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz

Where I once saw this

I see this
Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz
Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz


Stove area before

Stove area after
Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz

Farmhouse sink
Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz and farmhouse sink

Countertops
Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz

What I once saw here

I see this
New table area with Pier One chairs, dining table and new lighting


Here is some more railing pictures  These were all fabricated from a shop here in my hometown.  The did an amazing job and the railings are just like I described to them.  
Kitchen remodel and new stairway with custom fabricated railing

Kitchen remodel and new stairway with custom fabricated railing

Kitchen remodel and new stairway with custom fabricated railing


Right here you can see into my sewing loft.  I have such a beautiful view now, no more looking at the furnace and the plumbing!

Kitchen remodel and new stairway with custom fabricated railing

Kitchen remodel and new stairway with custom fabricated railing


The ceiling is one of those changes in the middle of construction decisions.  We had thought we were going to do beams but they were not needed for the structure.  Once the area was opened up and vaulted, Mike and I knew we didn't want to break up the space.  We were nervous about sheetrock and possible cracks.  The contractor suggested this and we instantly knew that is what we wanted.  This is a tongue and groove product which is prefinished.  Isn't it funny how you want one thing but have to go with another and that ends up the perfect solution?  Initially, I wanted a white washed finish for the ceiling, that would have taken 3 weeks.  We did  not have 3 weeks, we needed it now, so we went with the clear finish on the pine.  Oh, I am so happy the white washed didn't work out.

Kitchen remodel with vaulted ceilings, finished with tongue and groove pine


Kitchen remodel with vaulted ceilings, finished with tongue and groove pine

Kitchen remodel with vaulted ceilings, finished with tongue and groove pine and windmill fan from Shades of Light

Kitchen remodel with vaulted ceilings, finished with tongue and groove pine

Kitchen remodel with vaulted ceilings, finished with tongue and groove pine



Before we had a single door on the north side. 
and the window, which we closed up.  Also, note the decorating changes through the years


Now we have these beautiful double doors, which are great to move furniture in and out and also remind me of old store doors.
Double door in kitchen remodel with custom cabinets and hardwood floor


The old view when you opened the front door.  I use to take my dressform photos here, so I could  get natural light

Now I see this
View from front door, new kitchen and new stairway


And the view from my sewing loft
View of remodeled kitchen, with Cambria Berwyn quartz countertop



Thanks for looking.  I walk around my kitchen in total amazement feeling so blessed and fortunate to have such a beautiful place to cook and entertain.  This is one of those cases where the results are so much better than the picture in my head!  

This is our first and only house and did the initial kitchen remodel 24 years ago. One thing my mother-in-law said many years ago, when you are farmers, the first thing you look for is the land, then the house comes with it.  That was the case for us, the house has gone through many transformations and this one is really the one that is us.

Details

Wall Paint - Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Island color - Benjamin Moore Galveston Gray

Cabinet color - Sherwin Williams Alabastor

Windmill fan from Shades of Light

Sink Faucet from Home Depot

Hickory Hardwood floor and beveled subway tile - Flooring America

Countertop - Cambria Berwynn

Lights above dining table  - Metro Lighting

Barstools - Overstock

Cabinets - made locally by a great friend and talented cabinet maker

Appliances - locally purchased







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54 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning!

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  2. I think your new kitchen looks fabulous - so light and bright and new! Looking forward to the sewing loft reveal. . .

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    1. Thank you so much, the light is amazing now. It was just a north window before, so the amount of light is vastly different.

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  3. Lori - it's a stunning new kitchen! Of course I'm still waiting on the sewing loft! 😉

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn, I am waiting for the loft to be done. The cabinet maker still hasn't started on the pencil drawers. I really want it to be all done for the pictures. I did get a text my cutting table is done!

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  4. Congrats, it's a wonderful make over!

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  5. WOW Lori...what a beautiful space to gather with family and freinds. Sewing room tour next?

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    1. Lisa, thanks so much, had a big family get together and the space so great - 18 of us and not crowded at all. No one wanted to leave the space

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  6. I LoVE it!!! Now yoy have this beautiful, light filled space to enjoy for years. I am planning on painting m cabinets as well. Did you do them yourself or have your contractor? They look phenomenal.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy, These are new cabinets and the cabinet maker did the painting. I painted the old cabinets and they took some time. There is lots of information on the web.

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  7. Oh Lori, what an amazing transformation! Worth the wait for sure. As we look at house plans for a new home that will be built, Lord willing in the next few years, the kitchen it the room I'm most concerned with. It's really the heart of the home in my house and can see it's the same for you. Bon appetite!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa, it is amazing isn't it? I still walk around amazed it is my home. You are right Kitchen is so important

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  8. Beautiful and functional!

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  9. gorgeous - I noticed the ceiling and then you wrote about it - very interesting and it worked out so well. It's a pain to live through the remodel but so worth it in the end.

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    1. Thanks, Beth, you no first hand with a remodel sometimes you have to adapt!

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  10. Beautiful! I love how open and bright it is.

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    1. Thank you, tomasa -me too!

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  11. Lori, your renovation turned out beautiful. Enjoy the new kitchen/eating area/sewing area.

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  12. Lori, your renovation turned out beautiful. Enjoy the new kitchen/eating area/sewing area.

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  13. Wow. Speechless. So lovely. I know you and the family are really enjoying the changed/new spaces. Thks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Coco, we really love the space

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  14. Congratulations Lori! It's LOVEY!

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  15. Fabulous! Love the contrast of the ceiling, it's perfect. Can't wait to see the sewing loft :-)!

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    1. Thanks, Patty, I love the ceiling, too, it was one of those things I was a bit worried about it but once it went up all was good.

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  16. WOW, WOW, WOW! This is just too fabulous Lori! I LOVE everything about it! When's the open house? xo

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    1. Thanks, Sue, I am so blessed. Open house soon, working on invites! LOl

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  17. Gorgeous! You must be so excited to have such a lovely space - both for cooking and sewing.

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    1. Thanks and yes, I am.

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  18. Oh Lori, I am in LOVE with your new kitchen! It looks so refreshing. All the changes you made really took the space to a whole new dimension. You painted your own cabinets? OMGosh! We need to talk. I've been so torn about our kitchen cabinets. It's either stain them darker or paint them white. I love the crisp and clean look of the white. You've done an amazing job!

    Anita

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    1. Thank you, Anita, it is like a breath of fresh air. I painted the old kitchen cabinets - the new ones were painted by the cabinet maker.

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  19. This. Is. Fabulous! I love it so, so much!!! COngratulations on your beautiful new space ~ Tracy

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  20. Just fabulous! You have been transplanted to another world! Congratulations!!

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    1. You are so right, it is another world!

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  21. Lori, This kitchen is beautiful!

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  22. OMG!! This is so gorgeous. I watch makeovers all the time on HGTV and I must say this is one of the best I've seen.

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    1. Thank you so much. HGTV was much of the inspiration.

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  23. Really, really beautiful! So rich in details- you really did an amazing job!

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    1. Thanks, Ann, this project has been a long time in the making. I had a secret Pinterest board going for it!

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  24. Lucky girl - looks fabulous! I absolutely love the hardwood floors. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks, Joen, me too, the floors are fabulous. Hubby and I looked long and hard to find just the right color.

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  25. What an incredible transformation! It must have been an enormous undertaking, but the results are well worth it.

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    1. Thanks and yes it was but now that it is done, I have about forgotten all the mess!

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  26. BEAUTIFUL TRANSFORMATION. I KNOW YOU ARE IN LOOOOOOVVVVEEEEEE.
    CONGRATS

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    1. Thanks, Angie, I love it so much

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  27. Wow! What a transformation!!! Amazing!

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