Before and After

Although it’s been finished for over 2 months, I have finally decided to share with you my before and after pictures.  Not wanting to seem pretentious in any way, I’ve hesitated to do this, but not all of you are able to visit with me and see it in person.  Every time I walk into my new kitchen, I am just amazed at how beautiful it is.  And I am thankful for every little bit of it!

A year ago, I would not have believed that I would have sold the house Les and I contracted together and purchased a new place of my own.  If you’ve been reading my blog posts, then you know my story.  With all my heart, I truly believe this past year was 100% orchestrated by my heavenly Father.  It just worked out too smoothly not to be His doing.

Taking everything out of the kitchen right down to the sheet rock was drastic and scary.  But the end result was worth it all.  Not only is it a beautiful room, it is a highly functional room.  It has already proved to be a perfect room for hosting large gatherings.  My new “office” has worked out well, too.  I do, however, have to be more careful about filing things right away and not letting them pile up which is so easy to do.

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This is the “before” picture.  It was definitely a workable kitchen, clean and fairly new appliances.  I could have moved right in and made it work.

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As I watched them tear out the old kitchen, I was both excited and nervous!

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This area became my “office.”  The downside was all the kitchen storage I was forced to give up.  But I’ve made it work.  None of us NEED all the stuff we have crammed in every nook and cranny of our homes, that’s for sure!

 

And now, for the reveal!!!!

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Taking out the peninsula and adding the island, along with the hardwood floors, actually made the room seem larger.  In fact, my aunt asked me how I made the kitchen bigger and a friend thought I had gone out into the garage to gain extra square footage. It is amazing how the same space can look so different, isn’t it?  The cabinet color is called espresso, which is a dark chocolate-brown; almost black.  The counter tops are quartz which is very low maintenance.  I love the contrast of the floor, cabinets, and counter tops. The only piece of furniture I purchased was a new kitchen table which is black. You can see it in the picture.

The rest of the townhome looks different also, but that’s mostly due to the addition of hardwood floors throughout and a bright splash of color in my dining room.  The bulk of the work (and money!) went into the kitchen area.  I won’t bore you with more pictures unless you request them.  If you live close by, I’d love to have you stop by and visit.

Thanks for letting me share this part of my journey with you. I would love to hear what you think of the remodel!

Lots of love, Sharon


One thought on “Before and After

  1. I’m so proud of you and the amazing job you did fixing up your new home. What a challenge. Why a beauty.

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