Design on a Budget, Home Design

Say What?? Our Kitchen is Remodeled!

Whew! It feels like this post has been a long time coming! Since we bought this house we knew we would be doing quite a bit of updating and remodeling. I guess that’s what you get when you buy a house built in the 1930’s! Two of the main areas were our master suite and kitchen. We finished the master in the spring and took a little break from remodeling. We recently got back on the remodel train and completed our kitchen!

In case you’re new here or have forgotten. This is what our kitchen looked like when we moved in…

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kitchen remodel

kitchen remodel

kitchen remodel

kitchen remodel

These pictures make it look better than it really was. I guess that’s what real estate photos will do šŸ˜‚ Our remodel plans for the kitchen have changed about 20 times over. We originally wanted new cabinets and to remove a wall. After remodeling our master bed and bath we were a little burnt out and decided we needed to be more realistic for the purposes of resale. 

Instead of doing a total gut we decided to make do with the space as it was laid out and just do some minor updates. I’m more than happy with our “minor updates” as they make it feel like a brand new space! Here’s a look at the progress…

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Of course you can’t have a remodel with a surprise. Found out it was plaster behind the previous backsplash so we had to replace the drywall prior to putting in the new backs.

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Bye-bye black granite tiles!

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Hello beautiful!

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And it’s starting to look like a real kitchen again. Ready to check out the final product??

First we got all new appliances, we went with Samsung’s black stainless. And then I repainted the cabinet doors to spruce them up a bit. Seriously, I think people underestimate the power of paint. I also painted the walls and ceilings, which made a huge differene in the space feeling updated.

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After that came changing out the cabinet hardware to these gold pulls. The ones I linked are an amazing price if you’re looking for some beautiful gold pulls.

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And then the really crazy transformation came with new countertops and backsplash.

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I chose to go with this backsplash from Lowes paired with gray quartz countertops.

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I love the backsplash we ended up with and its a great bang for your buck. I also love how classic and timeless it looks which fits the age of the home.

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Also, the keurig wanted to be decorated for Christmas as well!

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I never knew I could love a faucet so much. But, I do. I really, really do! 

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Last but not least I updated the light fixtures. If you haven’t checked out lighting on Esty you’re seriously missing out! I purchased this one. Lighting is also another area in my opinion that can dress up and update a space fairly easily. Also, lighting doesn’t have to be expensive. Check out Wayfair, Lowes and Etsy for reasonable lighting options!

 

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So what do you think? We are so happy with our kitchen remodel transformation! To find out more about where I purchased the items check out the list below!

Backsplash: Lowes

Gold Pulls: Amazon

Semi Flush Chandelier: Etsy

Faucet: Amazon

Gray Quartz Countertops: A1 Kitchen &  Bath

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