Today I’m sharing a before and after tour of my kitchen remodel with you through pictures and videos.
Before and After Kitchen Remodel (video)
If you’re like me you love a good before and after. I love watching HGTV with my husband and watching a whole house undergo a transformation in about 30-60 minutes. It’s so satisfying.
For the past 5 weeks I’ve been an eye witness to my own kitchen remodel and it’s been a lot of fun! I have loved being able to watch the whole process from demolition to finished product. I am happier with the end result than I thought I would be! I made a video so you can see the kitchen remodel afters better than you would be able to in pictures.
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Greg and I had an idea to make better use of the space in our kitchen.
As you can see in the picture we had a wall that wasn’t being utilized to its full potential. There was also an arch that we wanted to knock down to make the kitchen look bigger and brighter.
I feel like this part of the remodel was the biggest transformation ever! Look how that wall filled with cabinets and the arch knocked down makes such a big difference!
We also decided to pull out the island and make it much larger.
You can tell how much floor space we had between where the kitchen ended and where the living room started.
So why not pull the island out and make it larger?
There’s still plenty of space for a walkway but now the island is a beautiful centerpiece of the kitchen.
Don’t you love the clean lines on the ceiling now?
The arch gone really makes it so much more open and bright! Everything just flows and is less choppy.
We chose a 3×6 inch gray subway tile as the back splash. I love how the tile goes around the kitchen window. The sink is a composite material and is one huge vessel with no dividers. I love it already!
One thing that I am so excited about is my new Cafe Range. It is dual fuel so it has a gas top and the oven is electric. Perfect for cooking and perfect for baking. The double oven is a huge bonus and perfect for the many batches of cookies I’ll be baking. The hood is GE and it’s the first time I’ve ever had a proper venting hood!
I am in love with my kitchen and am so grateful and happy to have it completed! Now to get cooking!!!
Contractors and Materials…
Contractor: We hired a general contractor to manage the whole remodel. Scott Janke did a wonderful job and his guys do meticulous work. I can honestly say that I was happy with the timeline he followed and the quality of work that was done. They did demo, installed can lights, fixed tile, knocked down the arch, installed under-mounted cabinet lights, put a gas line in, tiled the back splash, installed the gas range, etc. I recommend hiring Janke Contstruction for your remodeling projects.
Counter tops: The counters and sink were from Marble Ventures. They are a white quartz with gray specks. The quartz is from Han Stone and it’s called Aurora Snow. The sink is a composite sink and it’s called “smoke gray.”
Cabinets: The cabinets were made and installed by Legacy Mill. We went with a soft white color and the island is called pigeon gray. The drawer pulls are a brushed nickel (T-bar pull brushed nickel berenson hardware). Legacy Mill worked so hard to meet our timeline expectations. We were so grateful and happy with the work they did.
Back Splash: After searching fruitlessly for the perfect subway tile in gray all around town I finally ordered a tile online from Home Depot. I was crossing my fingers that it would be perfect. And it was! The name is “Jeffrey Court Wolfe Grey 3 in. x 6 in. Glossy Ceramic Wall Tile.”
Stools: I ordered my bar stools from Amazon* and assembled them in about 30 minutes. They are super cute and you can easily wipe them off.
Range and Hood and Microwave: I ordered the range, hood and microwave directly from GE. I haven’t use them much yet because this project literally got finished yesterday. But I can’t wait to start using them!
- Café™ 30″ Smart Slide-In, Front-Control, Dual-Fuel, Double-Oven Range with Convection
- GE® 30″ Wall-Mount Pyramid Chimney Hood
- GE Profile™ 2.2 Cu. Ft. Countertop Sensor Microwave Oven
Flooring: We kept the same tile flooring that we had before. It is Mohawk brand and it’s name is Treyburne Antique Chateau.
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