Hey Friends!! I took a break from creating blog posts but I am BACK with an amazing home transformation; Our Kitchen Remodel! If you have been following along for some time, you know that we always have at least one home project going on. We purchased our home in 2016 and have been slowly flipping it ever since. Everything was original when we moved in…like 2001 OAK original. GROSS! Our last transformation was our Master Bedroom, post linked HERE. It took a lot of work but it has become one of my favorite rooms. Towards the end of last year when we were coming close to the end of that remodel we realized our kitchen HAD to be next. We had a major health concern with the space and it included MOLD; a homeowners nightmare. We started ripping the kitchen apart at the end of October and it has been one of my favorite transformations we have done.
Our Kitchen Remodel
When we moved into our home, we knew we would have a lot of remodeling to do. We purchased this home for its potential and its location. I wanted to be close to my parents and have a home we could grow into until we were ready to build. Almost every time we transform a space, we always find a covered up issue. It is obvious the previous owners did not do a great job at tackling issues in the home as they came. One of the issues was a leak under the kitchen sink. That leak only intensified with time which left us with mold covering the entire dry wall under the sink. When the sink cabinet was taken out to fix the issue, even more mold was discovered. The entire lower wall had to be removed and a new cabinet had to be made.
Wasn’t she lovely? 😉 Why was oak a thing!?
Since the kitchen is small, there wasn’t a lot of remodel freedom. I originally wanted to have higher cabinets or add to the tops since we have high ceilings, take out cabinets for open shelving, and redo the entire structure of the island. You know… A LOT! With any remodeling project, you find out how FAST things add up. We kept it simple. No matter what we did, we knew it would still be an amazing transformation. It was all original and all outdated.
The white really did it for this space! It made it so much more open and clean. I am still not too happy with leaving the cabinet structure as is but I still think this space will pop to anyone who walks in the front door. The pendants add character and are eye catching. I love sitting under them at night with only them for light when I work or eat before bed with Brody.
The one thing I would not budge on was a waterfall edge. I had to have it! The space is small and it NEEDED something that would stand out. The waterfall really does make the space. I LOVE the lines in the quartz. We chose Statuary Classique. I so wish I could have had it as or backlash also but Brody said I hit my spending limit! 😉
The farmhouse sink was also non-negotiable! We are a family that EATS. We are constantly doing dishes and since I am home all day I love being able to have a sink that can handle all the dirty things that the girls throw my way! I don’t like having to fill the dishwasher everyday when I can just wash them as they come. Our faucet is one that I am so happy with, too. It is a touch Delta and you can find it HERE. It is on the pricey side but I absolutely love all the features. The head comes off and has 3 different spraying functions. The faucet is able to turn on and off by touch and will automatically shut off after a certain amount of time. I love how sleek it is and how it stands out in all of the white. Delta is a great brand for anyone looking for a new faucet!
The shelving that Brody made for the space was the perfect finishing touch. He made these fairly quickly and it makes me want to add open shelving to other areas of the home! Styling the shelves was fun for me. My favorite part is my Dad’s Bible that we look at often. I remember writing in it when I was little. The pages are filled with all his notes and markings. There is so much life in it. I left it on the shelf one day to make room for cleaning and it has stayed ever since (unless we are reading out of it). I feel like it adds my Dad’s protection. It is one of those things that I will always keep!
There are many days I regret having a “flipper” for a house. It is exhausting, expensive, and frustrating at times. Then I have days where I look at how far we have come with this home and there is beauty in our labor (well….Brody’s labor). To take something old and make new is exciting. Stay tuned for more remodels! The Master Bathroom is next! Xx
ITS IN THE DETAILS
Cabinet Color: Sherwin-Williams WHITE
Counter Tops: Statuary Classique installed by A-1 Kitchen and Bath
Floating Shelves: Made by Brody!
Backsplash: White Subway Tiles
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