September 17, 2012

Before & After

We got our kitchen back last week. Not just the crappy old kitchen we had when we left for the beach in August. The new and improved kitchen of eternal awesomeness.

Here's what it looked like last month.

We chose materials carefully, not wanting the kitchen to be outdated in five years.

And as of last Thursday, we now cook in this.

It is a massive improvement. And it's gorgeous. We sit in the living room most evenings staring not at the TV but the kitchen.

So, whatcha think?

Posted by Chris at September 17, 2012 7:30 AM

Beautiful! I'm jealous, I admit it.

Posted by: Elizabeth at September 17, 2012 8:13 AM

Big difference! Very pretty too. I really like the island and moving the stove and frig. gave you guys so much more room. Very pretty. What is the flooring, can't really tell. It doesnt look like tile.

Posted by: linda at September 17, 2012 8:31 AM

Pardon, I just drooled on myself. It's WONDERFUL!

Posted by: Emily at September 17, 2012 8:35 AM


Posted by: cyndy at September 17, 2012 8:46 AM

Dude - awesome! I am jealous

Posted by: Kaz at September 17, 2012 8:51 AM

Dude - awesome! I am jealous

Posted by: Kaz at September 17, 2012 8:51 AM

Dude - awesome! I am jealous

Posted by: Kaz at September 17, 2012 8:51 AM

That is a gorgeous kitchen! I love the color you chose for the cabinets. Also, you picked awesome light fixtures.

Posted by: Hillary at September 17, 2012 9:12 AM

All is can say is Wow! It is gorgeous.

Posted by: Kerry at September 17, 2012 9:29 AM

*whistle whistle*

That's right, I just construction-worker-whistled at your new kitchen. It's gorgeous! Enjoy!

Posted by: Erin at September 17, 2012 9:33 AM

I love that you brought the cabinets to the ceiling. I hate this style that you see a lot (kind of like you had) where the cabinets don't go up to the ceiling and you get this area that is nothing more than a dust trap. Gorgeous kitchen!!

Posted by: darren at September 17, 2012 9:55 AM

Beautiful! I'm definitely jealous.

Posted by: akofaolain at September 17, 2012 9:55 AM

This is amazing. Wonderful choices. The kitchen is truly the hub of the house and its worth the investment. Nice.

Posted by: Brad at September 17, 2012 10:12 AM


Posted by: Maribeth at September 17, 2012 10:13 AM

Gorgeous! Will you come do bine now?

Posted by: Laura at September 17, 2012 10:15 AM

Love it!

Posted by: Alison at September 17, 2012 10:55 AM

I am in awe at your new kitchen's fabulousness!! And also insanely jealous.

Posted by: Jenn at September 17, 2012 11:14 AM

Very nice. Love the new island.

Posted by: j at September 17, 2012 11:24 AM

Damn, that is one sexy kitchen!

Posted by: stephanie at September 17, 2012 11:24 AM

I get to use my new fave quote - apples and zebras, my friend! Apples and Zebras! No comparison!!! Enjoy it!

Posted by: Niki at September 17, 2012 12:03 PM

Absolutely incredible!!! I am jealous and want to come cook in your new kitchen!

Posted by: Krush at September 17, 2012 12:13 PM


Posted by: alektra at September 17, 2012 12:35 PM

Gorgeous! Congrats!

Posted by: James Proffitt at September 17, 2012 12:35 PM

Echoing all of the sentiments above--that is a kitchen straight out of HGTV. I Love it. May you and your family enjoy many years of wonderful meals in that kitchen.

Posted by: bacioni at September 17, 2012 1:14 PM


Posted by: Heather at September 17, 2012 1:21 PM

Ohhhhh it's gorgeous. Congrats!

Posted by: Issa at September 17, 2012 4:43 PM

It's beautiful! Congratulations and here is too many years of use and enjoyment!

Posted by: Mindy at September 17, 2012 6:31 PM

GORGEOUS! I particularly love the backsplash and lighting.

Posted by: lorien at September 17, 2012 11:55 PM

beautiful, I have kitchen envy....sigh....

Posted by: Roberta at September 18, 2012 7:59 AM

perfect. Our before is quite similar and I love how moving the island opened it up. Your choices are gorgeous!

Posted by: crookedeyebrow at September 18, 2012 8:39 AM

Wowzers - that's amazing! I think I would actually COOK if I had a kitchen like that. Yay for you guys!!

Posted by: Kim K at September 18, 2012 9:15 AM

I really love the lighting and the backsplash. Gorgeous. Congratulations on having your kitchen back.

Posted by: Annie at September 18, 2012 2:05 PM

love it! it's beautiful!

Posted by: kati at September 18, 2012 3:44 PM

I really like the way you switched the peninsula to an island and moving the fridge to the other wall. It created a great "drop spot" as you come in the door!

Posted by: NancyB at September 18, 2012 7:46 PM

Love it! Congratulations on making it through the reno.

Posted by: Heather at September 19, 2012 1:12 AM

Love it! Congratulations on making it through the reno.

Posted by: Heather at September 19, 2012 1:12 AM

Stunning! Absolutely stunning! I bet it makes the kitchen the center of the house again!

Posted by: Julie Andel at September 19, 2012 12:16 PM

Sorry that I am late. But, I LOVE the kitchen. Especially the lighting! Enjoy....

Posted by: One Mom's Opinion at September 19, 2012 9:13 PM

Gorgeous! I especially love the back splash!

Posted by: Jennifer at September 20, 2012 1:02 PM

Spectacular. :)

Posted by: Poppy at September 20, 2012 11:03 PM