Today over at The DIY Showoff is the final installment of Roomspiration. The big finale...kitchens. The kitchen is the heart of the home and where everyone seems to congregate. A few years back we did a major remodel of our kitchen. Here is a tour of the before and after photos of my kitchen.
Here is our renovated kitchen:
But it's not where we began. This is how we began:
|Our original kitchen|
The kitchen is a very large space, but the way it was set up it seemed like two small spaces. The kitchen had a peninsula which we thought we loved until we really started working in the kitchen and realized it locked the person cooking into one area and separated them from everyone else.
|Peninsula which divided the kitchen|
|Desk area before|
|What a difference!!|
|Another view of the old kitchen|
Here is the after. I still loved the table and didn't really want to get rid of it. Instead I painted the table base and all of the chairs a bronze color (originally it was grey which didn't go with the new kitchen). I then reupholstered all of the chairs in a fabric that coordinated with the new color scheme. The tablecloth is actually no longer on the table - instead I have four place mats that match the window treatment.
Chandelier is by ABC Crystal. It was perfect for over the huge island.
View of the valance and window treatment over the sink.
It was a huge project. The project did not go smoothly...at all...there was a very bad middle section, but in the end it turned out just the way we wanted.
Now it's your turn. Head on over to The DIY Showoff and showoff your kitchen. I can't wait to be inspired.
I hope you all had a good time at Roomspiration and found lots of inspiration. Thanks for participating!
Have a great weekend!