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Stunning Kitchen Remodel

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We completely remodeled our kitchen! We have lived in our house for 10 years and finally got around to this big project. At first, we were going to rip out the bar and drop down ceiling and put in white Ikea cabinets. Then we decided to add 6 feet. This gave us the space to add the island of our dreams! We still used the Ikea Adel cabinets in white. Then we added custom crown molding. It is amazing that it's even the same kitchen! You can see more on my blog: www.loveofhomes.com
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This is the before picture of our kitchen. We ended up doing a total tear out, but we started by removing the drop down ceiling, which in itself made a huge difference (I wish we had done that years ago!).
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Then we decided to extend the whole kitchen area out 6 feet. This is when are original plans of making this a pretty simple remodel got a whole lot bigger, longer and more expensive.
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We saved quite a bit of money by doing the tear out ourselves...these boys thought that part was pretty fun!
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The expansion went up pretty quick! We also decided to have part of our deck covered, another decision I'm very happy with!
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I'll admit, I wasn't sure if it was worth the extra money to expand out. I'm glad I listened to my husband, when they took down the temporary wall, I was in SHOCK at how much space it added! We did also add new windows. We ordered them through Home Depot and both windows were only about $400.
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We did put wood floors in the kitchen area and addition. We removed the tile during the tear out phase of the remodel. It had been over 7 years since we had replaced our carpet with the wood in the dining area and it was a little difficult to match it up. After a few tears, we did find it! It is by Mohawk and it is an engineered wood that is hand scraped. The color is walnut. It is beautiful!
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We decided to have a planked and beamed ceiling put in. Our contractor did an amazing job! He actually saved us money by putting in sheets of paneled wood instead of each plank of wood at a time. In the end it turned out perfect. The beam on the right is where our old kitchen ended and is a real support beam. Then they built up a faux beam to match on the other side.
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Here is the AMAZING after! The Cabinets, countertops, and hardware on the cabinets are all from Ikea! The 6ft. addition made a huge difference and allowed us to have the island of our dreams!
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Our island is completely functional and holds the microwave, a garbage/recycle can drawer & plenty of storage!
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I am so happy to have the garbage can drawer! It's nice to have bigger cans that are hidden.
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We used Ikea cabinets and added a custom hood over the stove and custom crown molding on the top of the cabinets.
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Here is our beamed and planked ceiling all painted white! It is one of my favorite additions to the kitchen remodel!
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Here is one last BEFORE...
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Here is the AFTER!

To see more: http://loveofhomes.blogspot.com/2014/07/kitchen-remodel-reveal.html

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Sep 26, 2014

    Your kitchen is stunning, Sally. All the custom touches really took it to the next level. Welcome to Hometalk, btw!

  • Katrina Warren
    Katrina Warren Levelland, TX
    on Sep 29, 2014

    Gorgeous!

  • Nena Lynn
    Nena Lynn Greenville, SC
    on Sep 29, 2014

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love a clean white kitchen, and you certainly did it right!

  • Amy Heinbach
    Amy Heinbach Hephzibah, GA
    on Sep 29, 2014

    Gorgeous

  • Nancy A. Creese
    Nancy A. Creese Baltimore, MD
    on Sep 29, 2014

    looks beautiful and I'm sure now you don't mind spending time in there... really looks great.

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