It’s finished! It wasn’t nearly as painful as I thought it would be. I did reuse my cabinets and just had the doors and drawers replaced and the frames resprayed. I purchased new honed granite countertops, appliances and handles on the drawers. I reused my sink, faucet, trash can and knobs on the doors because I liked them enough and my budget was tight. In case you can’t remember the before…
Notice the wall? That was the reason this whole renovation took place. My cooktop was under that very low microwave. I spent my whole life in that little corner. My whole big kitchen was behind me.
Here is how it looks now…
My favorite parts of the new kitchen are my new cooking surface, my dinner bell (sorry I have no idea how to turn pictures) and my glass rack.
I couldn’t decide on a backsplash. I looked at a million things and couldn’t commit. I decided to use special handwritten family recipes until I find a backsplash I love. Who knows? Maybe this will stay?
I ask you all for advice on the counter stools. I looked forever for something I loved and could hold up to my kids (tough combo to find). I decided I needed warmer wood and leather tones to warm up the black and white space. I went with a distressed oak stool from Arhaus for the island and a leather one from Restoration Hardware for the peninsula. The piping on the Restoration Hardware chairs is horrible so they are replacing them for me in October. Hopefully my children won’t destroy them in the meantime!
(sorry I can’t turn the pictures. Also, just noticed the cracked outlet cover, nice!)
I hope you enjoyed my little tour. I really wish I was a better photographer and that I knew how to edit my pictures to turn them correctly, but you get the idea!