Monday, April 19, 2010

The old kitchen loses out to the new one

We built our home 27 years ago. Even then we were saying that the Formica countertops were "temporary". This picture shows my new wood floors, but they  replaced the linoleum flooring that were "temporary" as well.

It is probably hard to make out in this picture, but the counter is actually a bar ... and it was never used as the counter where the boys could do their homework or eat an after school snack... as we always saw in Better Homes and Gardens. That was because it was too narrow!

So... finally we remodeled last November! Yayy!!

Out went the Formica and in came the granite. Wow! It took three men who struggled to bring the granite into the house. It weighed over 300 pounds.
I had a black sink put it... one of those composite sinks. You can barely see the faucet, but it's really a nice one... and I love it. The old ovens are still in this picture, but a few weeks later the Thermador ovens were delivered and installed.
You can see the Thermador induction cooktop. I had beadboard put on the island and it was "antiqued"... copper colored paint underneath and black on top. With the purchase of the ovens and cooktop I got a "free" Thermador dishwasher.
The backsplash is tiny stone.

I am really enjoying having all this work space now on the counter. I'm still trying to figure out my deocrating style. I've been tied up with other things lately and just haven't gotten to it, but it will happen.

We improved on some of the other rooms, but that will be for another time.

It's so good to go back and look how far we've come with our redo! Thanks to Between Naps on the Porch!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous kitchen. I love your new granite and wood floors. Your new appliances are fabulous. Great transformation. Hugs, Marty

linda t said...

Oh Karen, I love your kitchen! In fact your backsplash is the inspiration for my future backsplash... whenever we get around to adding it :)
Yes, it's all about the journey. Who knows when I'll get around to decorating my kitchen either!
I ordered 1/4 inch glass shelves with a rounded edge and they should be able to hold most anything. So the lighting will filter on down through the glass shelves. Can't wait to get them so I can display my colorful Pyrex collection.
Thank you for your kind words Karen. You have been such an encouragement through the whole remodel. You truly knew what I was going through.

Laura said...

I just love your kitchen.
Do you love having new ovens?
That's on my ever-growing list!


My Slice of Heaven said...

Your counters are just beautiful. Love the new look!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Karen, I love your new sink and faucet. Our old home needs one so badly and has gotten so bad that it is stained at the slightest touch of anything...
Lucky you! How do you like the color black? I probably will stick with white..but black has certainly crossed my pretty.

Rettabug said...

What a splendid place you have to prepare meals for your family, Karen! You did a fabulous job of updating the entire room.
This is my first visit to your blog...I'm going back to enjoy some of your older posts now.
Thanks for sharing your world!

Liz said...

You have a beautiful kitchen! But the granite makes it so elegant! :) Love it!


Julie Harward said...

I love your new look here...a bit of change makes it so much nicer! Come say hi :D

Cathy said...

Your new kitchen is wonderful, Karen. I would love to have new granite countertops...sigh. I think black is so dramatic in a kitchen. You've done a beautiful job.

I'm so happy to find your blog. Can't wait to explore older posts. And thank you so much for visiting me and leaving a comment. I hope you will come back again soon.