New Kitchen Remodel
So I’m finally getting around to posting some pictures of my newly remodeled kitchen. I’ve previously posted shots of the bathrooms and mudroom I re-did, but this job was considerably bigger. That said, I knocked it out in 7 weeks start to finish (while working full time at my day job). I’m pretty proud, and just thought I’d share. I get lots of benefit from the pros on this forum, and like to share some DIY work once in a while.
First, the “before” pictures:
And the "after" photos:
I have to confess, I have a problem when I see pictures attached in that I look at them before I read the message.
When I opened the pic's in the "before" post I thought, ah, nice stock oak cabinets, but if thats what you like then ok, looked like a decent job.
Then I saw the "after" shots and WOW, what a transformation.
Looks really good, you should be proud. Nice work.
Thanks a lot. Sometimes when I show the before pictures people say "why did you change that?" All I can say is trust me, it photographed better than it actually looked in person.
Sometimes when I show the before pictures people say "why did you change that?"
that's what I would have said.
Until I saw the 'after' pics.
Looks really nice.
"It's always better to have regrets for things you've done than for things you wish you had done..........."ponytl
Thanks. We prefer the "after" too. ;-)
As Doug said , very nice .
Mike, that is a beautiful kitchen....You ought to post that over in Cooks Talk! They love kitchens....
Nice job, thanks for posting large photos. I looked at the first ones, couldn't make out much.
It looks like you've got great lighting for the workspaces, too.zak
"so it goes"
Yep - lot's of under cabinet xenon fixtures. LOTS of light (but have you ever heard anyone complain about having too much light in their kitchen?).
Like coffee 'eh?
Turned out very nice, espceially considering only 7 weeks. Is that a trim kit sitting on top of the microwave? What's the new floor? How hard was it to get up the old tile?
Oh yea, you were supposed to close the bathroom door in one of the After pics - from what I can see it is still in Before status - LOL. Thanks for sharing.
Wrudiger - Yeah, we like our coffee. The espresso machine is a La Spaziale S1 dual boiler unit - plumbed and drained - awesome. Big investment, but pays off at $5.00/cup from $tarbuck$. Those are cutting boards sitting on top of the microwave. The new floor is 18" travertine. The old floor was 12" porcelain tile set on a 1 1/4" mud job with wire mesh throughout. Prior to the kitchen, I took up the same floor in two upstairs bathrooms, the foyer, and the mudroom, so I had developed a pretty efficient technique - set a circular saw with a diamond blade to just the right depth (barely nick the sub-floor) and cut the floor into 2' x 2' sections, which can then be carried out to the dumpster. It was extremely loud (use good ear protection) and dusty (use a strong shop-vac right down at the saw and a good dust mask), but it only took two of us about 1/2 a day to get it all out.
I know this is a little after the fact, but I love your kitchen. Very tastefully done. Did you desin it yourself? BTW, I have a feeling I really like your laundry room off the kitchen as well, from what I could see. Is that a Laundry/mudroom? I have an obsession with those off the kitchen lately. Could you post some pics of that? NIce work!
Thanks a lot. Yes, I did design it myself. We're really enjoying it. We did the mudroom last fall. Sort of a test run for the kitchen project. As you can see from comparing the before & after pictures, we took out the closet at the end of the mudroom, and put in a few tall pantry cabinets to replace the large pantry that used to be in the kitchen space next to the desk. I built the cubbies from scratch.
Nice...what kind of washer dryer is that fitting under a standard height counter?
Asko Washer & Dryer.
Mike...2 things..ok, maybe 3.
1. This kitchen looks awfuly familiar!!! I just did a re-do myself and the layout is almost identical...heck, even the cabs, counter and appliances match! This house was in Plymouth..where about's are you?
2. What did you do with the old table? is it possible to get a closer picture of it? I'm looking to make one just like it and want to steal a few ideas...or is it "available" to "store" for a while?
3. Nice job!!!
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Thanks, Charlie. I'm in Mendota Heights. The table in the "before" pictures is actually from the former owners of the house, so I can't help you with any additional pics.
I have the same old cabinets in my kitchen, and keep telling my self they still look pretty good. After looking at your new pictures, its time I looked into an upgrade.
After my wife I attended the fest last week, she now reads breaktime- This could be trouble- once she sees your post.
Greg in Connecticut