Are you ready for this? You're about to get a crap load of posts about remodels, babies and one happy wife and mommy who almost has her life back.
We broke ground mid-April on what we thought would be a two month project. Four months later we're wrapping up the last two segments of the remodel, one of which was a last minute add on with Jeff doing all of the work.
This "Part 1" post is showcasing the "cooks" portion of the kitchen. We've repositioned appliances, hung fresh sheet rock, replaced ceiling, refinished floors, well, every inch in this space is brand new.
These cabinets you see, they're Ikea. You might not recognize them if you've considered using their product because these are not one of the ten panel options they carry. Instead, there's a company that builds custom doors and drawer faces for ikea cabinets called Semi-Handmade. It's handmade craftsmanship for a lower price, which allowed us to splurge a little in other places. It was imperative for me to have a kitchen that was clean, open and airy. I didn't even want a gas stove, the idea of running a cleaning rag across a flat induction cooktop was way more appealing to me, and lets face it, I'm not a chef by any means. We also opted to do without upper cabinets because I want to live minimally; this space is really organized for our daily cooking and eating. It's nice to not have room to store multiples of things and stay clutter free. It doesn't seem like that much cabinet space but the bottom large drawer by the fridge is completely empty. There is however a very large pantry that beautifully stores our food, small appliances and bakeware which I'll show in Part 2 or 3.
Jeff and I work really well together on remodels, we both appreciate good design and love the challenge of rehabbing old homes. But we're both glad it's almost over.
Details of this remodel after photo's below.
BEFORE pictures of original kitchen:
Lighting : Cedar & Moss
Door handles : School House Electric
Countertops : Caesarstone Pure White Quartz
Sink Faucet : Newport Brass
Pot Filler : Newport Brass
Wall Shelf with Brass Prism Brackets : West Elm