Yea.....I'm done with the kitchen remodel. It was painful and inconvenient, but....Soooo worth it!
So many of you commented that you liked the old kitchen, but pictures can be very deceiving, this 30 year old kitchen was on it's last leg. The laminate counter tops were covered with nicks and stains, the cabinets had been painted a couple times and were literally falling off the hinges, and the whole right side of the kitchen was wasted space where I was able to add cabinets and a huge counter top.
I only did one glass cabinet since I like to hide my junk lol!
This is my collection of a pattern called "Gay Fad", (What a weird name) It is such a pretty pattern
I love all of the slick storage options I have......
......And the spray faucet and single DEEP sink for hiding dirty dishes. I also replaced the window ledge with matching granite
A nice feature is the drawers and cabinets have a soft close mechanism
Now....When it came down to the backsplash options.....
......In the end I decided to go with small subway tiles for two reasons.....
.......One was cost. The fancy glass tiles were really expensive and since I was not brave enough to install them myself, the final cost would have been about $800 with installation. I was able to install the small subway tiles myself for a total cost of $60
The second reason I used subway tiles is, I thought the colored tiles would be getting to trendy for the look I wanted, where as subway tiles are timeless.
To the right side of the kitchen I did a small granite backsplash
I love to turn on the under cabinet lighting and pendent lights at night
The valance is styrofoam like I did in my bedroom; The tutorial is HERE.
It's screaming for a shabby sign to hang above it....I'll get to it.
My kitchen is painted green, but my plan is to carry out the blues I used in my Hollywood Regency bedroom to the rest of the house so.....That pretty blue color you see in the valance is the color I plan on painting the kitchen in the future......Not right now though....Because I'm EXHAUSTED!
So, I'm done! I did it on a budget, I did not change any appliances, the foot print of the kitchen, or the floor. I installed the backsplash myself and used Ikea cabinets (That's a whole other blog post) that were on sale for 20% off.
I realize it is not exactly a jaw dropping gorgeous kitchen, but it is the prettiest one I've ever had and I'm pleased with how it turned out, mostly for it's fabulous functionality with tons of storage and counter space. The other day I was making a homemade salad dressing and pretending I was on a cooking show....All by myself, no one else around......The worst part is I'm telling you I did it lol!