Builder Grade Kitchen Remodel

Pretty Distressed
by Pretty Distressed
4 Weeks
Our house was built in early 2000, but the kitchen was stuck in the 90's. We did a lot of work on our own including painting and installing new light fixtures, but when it came time for a kitchen overhaul, we knew we needed to bring in some professionals.
I thought about painting the cabinets myself to lighten up the space, but these things were on the verge of failing and did not maximize the storage area we had in the kitchen. There was a filler 24 inches wide next to the stove. What a waste.
I am in love with the results. We worked with some great vendors and products.
This is the part of the kitchen that made the least sense to me. There was this little tiny piece of counter by the refrigerator that was only good for collecting junk, mail, toys and anything else we could stuff on there. We decided to box out the refrigerator and add a pantry cabinet with pull out shelves. The amount of space we have gained over here is amazing. We also moved the fridge over to the right side of this space to allow more room for seating at the island.
The bottom of this cabinet was rotted out and the sink was really thin and shallow. I must confess, I really wanted an apron front sink but my husband and our cabinet designer talked me out of it. In the end, I am really happy with this single basin sink we went with. This thing is huge and really solid, and we saved around $1,000 as opposed to going with a farmhouse sink.
Before our remodel, we only had five drawers in the whole kitchen. Now, we have a bank by the range and another by the sliding door. Not to mention, we had these two weird skinny cabinets and some huge fillers by the sink. Now, we have wall to wall cabinets with tons of storage and room to grow.

If you want more info on the kitchen remodel check out my blog for all the details on the products and vendors we used as well as see more photos.
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  • Dee Dee on Dec 30, 2016

  • Karen D Karen D on Jul 12, 2021

    This is almost exactly my kitchen, but the owners were stingier with drawerd and window size and the opening to the left went to the laundry room and half bath. We're about to start renovations.