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Monday, July 21, 2014

Kitchen Remodel {REVEAL}

I'm sure by now you are tired of reading about our kitchen remodel...I know I am!
It only took about 7 months to finish, but we are finally DONE!
Back in November, our neighbor who does kitchens helped us order cabinets from Ikea and he was going to put them together for us.
Then my husband decided to get a bid to see how much it would cost to extend our wall out six feet.  This is when the project got a whole lot bigger, longer and more expensive!
Here is what we started with....
BEFORE
AFTER
 BEFORE

AFTER

This was the plan...

DURING...
My husband tore out the decorative drop down ceiling.
 I wish we had done that years ago, it really opened up the space.
Then we started with the total tear out of our old kitchen.
They started the extension of our kitchen/Dining room six feet...
We lived with plastic walls for a few weeks...
 It was so shocking how much the the six foot addition opened up the whole kitchen...
 We put the kids to work adding to our existing wood floors...
 We lived in chaos for MONTHS, but it was worth it in the end.
I still can't believe this is even the same house!
Here is another BEFORE...
AFTER
BEFORE
AFTER
 You can read more about our fireplace makeover HERE.
It was also quite an amazing transformation!
Our contractor Jesse completed the addition, the woodwork on our fireplace, windows, baseboards,  pillars and ceiling.
I don't think you can ever go wrong adding woodwork!  
It totally changes the whole look and feel of a room.

Here are some of my favorite parts of the kitchen:

The ceiling...
We did a planked ceiling with beams.  
It added so much character and made the whole room feel bigger. 
 It did add to the cost, but I'm so glad we did it!

The Island...
It turned out huge!
This side is totally functioning and even has a garbage can drawer...
This was another great decision!
Jeff, our cabinet guy, made our corbels and oven hood and they turned out AMAZING!!!
I can't believe how much character they add...
I had add to add one more picture...
I was shocked at how gorgeous the hood turned out!
It's even more beautiful in person...
I love the shelf and corbels!  
The corbels on the bottom match the corbels on the island.

The farmhouse sink...
It's a single bowl and I love how much room there is!

All of our cabinets and hardware are from Ikea.  
They are the Adel cabinets in white.
Our cabinet guy added the crown molding to the top, which made them look more custom.
I love the cabinets and drawers! 
They are easy to wipe clean & the cupboards and drawers are all soft close, which is surprisingly nice!
We also ordered our countertops from Ikea.
 They are quartz and the color was nougat.

I love that with the added space, our table isn't right up by the window anymore.
It was also a fun area to decorate...
This is where I added a pop of color to our all white kitchen!

 Sorry this was such a LONG post, but this was a LONG project!
In the end, it was worth the time and stress.
 I am thrilled with how it turned out!
It's always nice when you go through a remodel and it turns out better than you imagined.
 Here is one more before & after because I LOVE a good before and after!
I'm sharing with these blogs:

65 comments:

  1. Oh. My. God.
    This is unbelievably gorgeous !
    I'm in love with every single detail - what an over the top amazing makeover !
    Off to pin - this may be my favorite kitchen remodel ever!!!
    xoxo

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  2. Amazing! My favorite detail is the ceiling over the dining room table,

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  3. Perfect photo title because this is an absolutely stunning transformation! I love all the details. The woodwork, pendants and hardware are all beautiful! It looks so fresh and clean with all the white, but I love that you went with darker hardware and floors for some interesting contrast.

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  4. Fabulous!!!! I love it all!!

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  5. Oh Wow! This may be my dream kitchen. I think I would wait close to a year for a reno like this to be done...just because it is so amazing!

    Deb
    @Seeking Lavender Lane

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  6. Amazingly beautiful! I know that had to be so much grief to live through but now you must stand in awe every day!! It's so pretty.

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  7. Love love love it! I'm so happy for you!

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  8. GORGEOUS!!! I love every last detail.

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  9. What an awesome kitchen now. I could spend hours in there - love the added space. The ceiling and beams make it look really amazing! Thank goodness all the mess is done with now. Those columns look great too. We have a small kitchen and I've thought about pushing out the back of our house, but wondered if it would be way too expensive and easier to just move.

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  10. Oh one other thing, I'd be interested in seeing the finished back side of your house now that the addition has been added - another post perhaps. Thanks.

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  11. I will definitely post pictures soon! We just have to wrap a few of the wood poles & then I'll post a few pictures

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  12. Oh my gracious! Awesome remodel! The hood, the details in the woodwork at the ends of the island, the hardware are all beautiful! I have kitchen envy!

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  13. Absolutely incredible transformation! Love the oven hood, corbels, and custom crown on Ikea cabinets. Pure genius. Wow. Just wow. This is perfection!

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  14. This looks awesome, can you please tell me the source for the floors you used ?

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  15. What a fantastic job you did. I love the ceiling especially as it really takes the whole kitchen up a notch.

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  16. I love the new look of your modern kitchen! You definitely have more space in your kitchen/dining room. I love the white finishes.

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  17. This is a GORGEOUS makeover. I love everything about it!

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  18. Absolutely stunning!!! What an incredible transformation! Love it.

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  19. Your kitchen, family room, and fireplace transformations are just amazing!! That gives me the encouragement I need while we are looking for a house and not necessarily finding what we like. I am going to use your posts as inspiration because I love absolutely everything about what you did. Can you tell me the paint color? It's just perfect and I know that grays can be very tricky to pick out.

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    1. We had Sherwin Williams color match the color to the Benjamin Moore paint color Pelican Gray. I really love how it turned out! Good luck with the house hunting and thank you for the sweet comment!!

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  20. Wow really beautiful! We completely gutted put house and remodeled it. It is so hard but so worth it! We did the entire house so the kitchen didn't get quite as much attention as I would have liked but it's WAY better than before! Yours is amazing with all those details!

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  21. I LOVE it! So beautiful!! A few weeks ago I moved into a new house and I'm planning on redoing the kitchen - this is almost exactly what I want!

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  22. I would love to know where you got your pendants from. I am also doing white cabinets with black pulls and Nougat counters! :)

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    1. Tasha- I actually got my pendant lights from Lowe's. I have the link in this blog post:
      http://loveofhomes.blogspot.com/2014/04/messes-everywhere.html
      Good luck with your new kitchen!!

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  23. What a transformation! You make a good point that spending some additional money (if you can) is well worth it so that the end product is something that you truly love.

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  24. Hi Sally, I'm visiting from "Hit me with your best shot" link party and had to comment. Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous. We are in the beginning stages of adding a garage and mudroom/kitchen addition and your kitchen is exactly what I am envisioning. I would love for you to link up to "Your Designs This Time" Monday morning at 8:00!

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  25. WOW! Your new kitchen is absolutely beautiful! What a difference that extra 6 feet of space made!

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  26. I'm still in shock over the before/after pics! Wish I could visit in person! Seeing your results helps me with my patience!!! Featuring your beautiful kitchen tomorrow! XO, Aimee

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  27. It looks amazing! The six food addition was well worth it and your house looks beautiful!

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  28. What a HUGE transformation! I love everything and I am definitely PINNING!

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  29. Stunningly gorgeous! I love the growed up country look. :) Would love to see you share at The Weekend re-Treat Link Party tonight! www.akadesign.ca

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  30. What an amazing transformation, I love the white cupboards and the addition makes it look like a completely different house, you did a wonderful job!

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  31. Just beyond beautiful. It's amazing inspiration for the work we're about to undertake in our kitchen. It won't be nearly as drastic, but I hope it turns out half as beautiful!

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  32. Wow! Your space is so beautiful. Well worth the wait! I am curious as to how well you feel the cabinets are holding up. I have bought Ikea furniture in the past but consider it a temporary solution. We will be redoing our kitchen next year and I really love their white cabinets like the ones in your kitchen. I am worried about having them fall apart like some of the furniture. I really would like to hear your experience. Thank you so much. Great job!

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    1. I love the cabinets! I was worried about the same thing! I was afraid they might not hold up too well, but our cabinet guy said, they are totally different from the furniture. They are a great quality & the hardware for the cabinets are also a very good quality. I am actually going to be doing a post soon about what I love about my Ikea cabinets...so far, I'm VERY happy with the quality!

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  33. This is amazing! It is hard to believe that the before and after photos are of the same space. What a beautiful kitchen, I love everything about it, but that ceiling has me drooling!!

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  34. WOW. What a difference. I love it.

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  35. Oh I love it - turned out beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! We opted for the single tub sink too- isn't it fabulous??!!! I love the space. Dying over the ceiling!!! Stunning!!

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous. Would you mind sharing about how much it cost to knock out your wall 6"? I'm struggling with buying a home with a kitchen I could remodel without doing the same thing, and I want to have a general idea of what the budget might look like to do that. I understand if you're not willing to share that. if you are, you can e-mail it to me if you're more comfortable: shellrock1@aol.com

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  37. What a fabulous transformation! I love white kitchens, too! They are so crisp, bright, and clean! Thanks SO much for linking up to Hit Me With Your Best Shot!

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  38. AMAZING transformation!! I love everything about your new kitchen, from the floors to the ceiling. It really is stunning!! -Amy

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  39. Wow! Your kitchen remodel is absolutely gorgeous. I found your post through the Link Party Palooza, and your post caught my eye. Thanks for sharing :)

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  40. STUNNING! Sharing on my blog FB page tomorrow and pinning now. (FB wouldn't let me tag your page in the post. Sorry!)

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  41. Wow! What a transformation! Your kitchen is absolutely stunning! I found your blog through Tatertots and Jello-Great ideas and am so glad I found your blog! I'm sharing your beautiful kitchen on my blog this Friday and would love for you link up to Your Designs This Time link party on Mondays! Hope to see you there!

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  42. Shut Up! This kitchen is just freaking AWESOME and so insanely GORGEOUS! I'm so incredibly jealous, I love every single detail about this kitchen. Thanks for linking this up to The Creative Collection Link Party!

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  43. Definitely THE MOST beautiful kitchen I have ever seen. :)

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  44. This is seriously an amazing makeover! Thanks for linking up to DIY Inspired, I'll be featuring it tonight! :)

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  45. Oh my goodness I LOVE your kitchen!! Wow!! My dream. We are about to start our major kitchen renovation on Tuesday...fingers crossed that it won't take seven months but it just might! Ah! I am pinning like crazy now and showing my husband later on your stunning space!!

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  46. Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love the floors and the dark hardware. Adding the extra space made a huge differentce. Enjoy your lovely space!

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  47. What a huge difference that six feet makes! Unbelievable! Thanks for sharing - what a journey - but well worth it!

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  48. Amazing transformation! It looks fantastic and I am totally wowed that you did so much of the work yourselves. Great job!

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  49. LOVE it! I'm glad you included the countertop information, I was going to ask! I love the look of that light color.

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  50. Your kitchen is INCREDIBLE!!! I'm in love with it. Love the white. ARe your floors hardwood, laminate, or vinyl? WE are in the market for new flooring and I'm trying to get ideas. Thanks for linking up to What You Wish Wednesday.

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  51. This is like its right out of a magazine!!! It is AWESOME! Can I come visit? Just lovely!

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  52. Oh my goodness… LOVE!!!! Must pin this for inspiration. Thank you for linking up with WYWW.

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  53. WOW! What a transformation. The whole kitchen is beautiful, but the island takes the cake. It is huge! Thanks so much for linking up to WYWW!

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  54. My {first} husband is going to hate that I found this kitchen makeover!!!! Love it!!!!
    If you get a chance will you link to Friday Favorites! Thanks for including the details on cabinets etc laura

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  55. Hi Sally- thanks for linking this up! it's a Friday Favs feature tomorrow! Would love to see you again this week! laura

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  56. What did your contractor add to the IKEA cabinet boxes to make them look so custom? Lovely job with the room!

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