Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Before and After: Kitchen

I decided it's high time I post about at least one of the rooms I've redone. Because I ended up redoing multiple rooms at once, there are still a lot of little things that need to be finished, but I can't say when they'll be 100% done, so I'll show you now. First up is the kitchen. Keep in mind there's some backsplash missing (I'd eventually like to do subway tiles and get stainless steel appliances).

Before:


I loved the green while it was up, but I thought going with a color similar to the cabinets would open the space up and I was right!

After:


The color I went with is Behr- Creamy White. I didn't want it too stark or hospital feeling, and this was a great choice. I don't miss the green a bit! I tend to think that every wall or empty space needs to be filled, but I'm really loving the clean, uncluttered look. It's bright, open and airy- just what I wanted!





The other change is the addition of the "island". I've always wanted an island in here, but didn't think it was a possibility because the kitchen is small as it is. But I was flipping through some Costco coupons and saw this stainless steel work table for a great price and the dimensions were perfect! I thought it would take some getting used to and that I'd be running into it all the time, but it hasn't been a problem at all. I love the little bit of extra counter space it gives, and the shelf underneath is perfect for storing aprons, tablecloths, and dishtowels.




Up next, Clay's room!

5 comments:

Pooh said...

Looks great! I like the shade you chose for the walls, and the island was a great idea!
Jennifer

Rie said...

love it! i really liked the old one, but like the new even better!

cammac said...

Maren, it turned out lovely! I can't imagine painting up that high. Did they (or you!) have to use scaffloding?

A Room For Everyone said...

Everything about your kitchen is gorgeous! And beautifully decorated too..It does feel very open with the lighter colour on the wall, although the green was gorgeous too..Rachaelxx

Bev said...

I love every single bit of it!! It's beautiful! Love the island too!