It's been awhile since I've shared a before and after of our kitchen! A lot of blood, sweat, tears, and long long nights went into this kitchen. Before we get started let me preface this post by saying our original kitchen when we moved in had to go. We definitely believe in saving money and recycling, unfortunately that wasn't the case with our old kitchen.
For starters, it was blue wood stained paneling from floor to ceiling. Aside from that it was dated and most importantly roach infested. The lights throughout the kitchen had no grounding, and posed a HUGE fire hazard, which we wanted to immediately eliminate! We didn't want to mess around with 1963 wiring. Lastly, it was so dark, and the photographer in me wanted to give our kitchen the natural light it deserved. In case you're new to this space, here's a before and after photo of our current kitchen.
The old layout of our kitchen wasn't practical for our family. We needed more space and the
"U" shape it had before was hindering to the general flow of the space. By placing all appliances and cabinets on one long wall allowed for not only more walking room, but also made the kitchen look so much larger! We left the existing windows, but built a header to equal them out.
For the full kitchen gut and all the before photos, click here.