Sunday, July 7, 2013

My NEW Kitchen - The Reveal

The day has finally come to share my brand spankin' new kitchen! Woohooo! I am so so excited! This post is going to be super picture heavy, and I'll try to keep the talking to a minimum.

First up - some BEFORE pictures (eeeeek). I seriously had pretty much forgotten what the old icky kitchen looked like. Prepare yourself people. No bueno.

BEFORE:



Ick. Right!? Don't get me wrong, I am grateful that I had a fully functional kitchen with working appliances and a place to feed my family. Seriously, I am a very lucky lady. BUT - when we are speaking about efficiency and aesthetics, this kitchen was seriously not cuttin' it.

ok - are you ready to see the {zillion} AFTER shots?? I am so ready to show you!

AFTER:




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(btw - my amazingly talented father in law built us this gorgeous custom range hood. We used a stain by varathane called "Sun Bleached" to give it a grayish "sun bleached" look. Can you say, one of a kind!? Yeah baby!)

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See that gorgeous shiny white subway tile. Dreamy! Our friend Mica installed it for us and did an amazing job. Just perfect!

This {double basin apron front farmhouse sink} is straight from my dreams! It was one of my non-negotiables.

Apron front!!!!!
(and I may have strong armed my hubby into the gold hardware. I mean, c'mon! The coolest, right!? My other non-negotiable)

See this corner cabinet.....
It pulls out!!!!!!!

Poof! There are now cabinets where there once were none.

Oh - and see this before picture below. See that closet OUTSIDE the kitchen. Yep, that's a coat closet that was turned into a pantry. The food was being stored OUTSIDE the kitchen people.

Now!!!!

And they pull out!!!!!
Food. INSIDE the kitchen. I know, I know!

This is our little home office nook...
These drawers have our office type stuff like stamps, envelopes, coupons, etc. They also hold the kid's art supplies and coloring books, etc. Very handy if you ask me :)

And this is the wall where the black buffet used to be. We kept it pretty bare so there would be a clear walkway to the sliding door that leads to the backyard. No more bottleneck!

Soooo!!!?? What do you think!!? Do you loooooooove it!? I love it so much, I want to shout it from the rooftop. I am such a happy girl!

Here are the basic details:
CUSTOM Range Hood - OOAK (one of a kind and made with love by the fabulous Tom Miller)
Cabinets - Ikea
Gold hardware - Overstock.com
Granite counters - Home Depot
Floor/Back splash tile - Home Depot
Sink - Signature Hardware

So, there you have it. My new {beachy glam} kitchen makeover. It really is my dream kitchen and I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. Thanks for coming along for the ride. I hope the reveal lived up to the hype. lol.
Happy happy happy!!!!!!!




38 comments:

  1. it looks so beautiful!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!! i love the touch of aqua in your chandy. :) love all those awesome pull out shelves!

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  2. So pretty and so functional too! You put a lot of thought into this project and it shows!

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  3. Wow, SO amazing and gorgeous! It looks perfect! An apron front sink would be a non-negotiable for me too. I love all the shelves that pull out, so handy! :)

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  4. Your new kitchen is just perfect Ali! Love the beautiful white cabinets, the classic subway tile, the dreamy sink and that range hood is just awesome! And you will so enjoy all the special features, like the pull-out drawers and tons of storage. Plus you got a neat little home office space. Yes, it's perfect! It will make you smile for many years to come!

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  5. Holy Guacamole - I love every detail. It came out amazing. Great job!!!

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  6. Your kitchen look AH-MAZING! Just gorgeous you lucky gal! Loving your sink too - definitely a non-negotiable! ;)

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  7. Wow! This is so gorgeous! Excellent choices in sink and hardware, too, btw! :o)

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  8. GORGEOUS!! I love all the little touches- the hood, the hardware, the planked wall- so pretty!! It has transformed your space. I can imagine the usability has skyrocketed with all those sliding cabinets- I am so happy for you!! Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo

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  9. So happy for you that your dream kitchen came true! It's all so beautiful, Ali!

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  10. WOW!!! What a difference! I'm so excited for you. It is gorgeous...really, really pretty. I love the chandelier over the sink, too. And that pantry is killer!

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  11. It is absolutely gorgeous! I love the cabinetry and the gold hardware against the cabinets is beautiful! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs! http://rainonatinroof.com/2013/07/give-me-the-goods-monday-link-party-16/
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  12. I am in love with it too! It seriously looks like it came from a magazine! I love all the little details too!

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  13. Wow, Ali! What an amazing job you did, it's just beautiful! So fresh and clean!

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  14. I LOVE it!!!! I love the backsplash tile, I love your chandelier, I love your counter tops, and I love your floor tile! Thank you for sharing. I am pinning this for when I get a chance to redo my kitchen. :)

    Melissa
    redflycreations.com

    P.s. I would love to have you share this at our Simply Create Link Party that is going on right now if you have the time. :)

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  15. It's so lovely!! I love the backsplash, the hood, the chandy and everything! I pinned it :)

    xoxo

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  16. Such a gorgeous kitchen - I am in envy over here!!

    Can you give me some info on the pantry slide-outs? I'm in need of something like that!

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  17. Oh MY! What a beautiful transformation. It is so elegant, I love it! If you get a chance, please link this up to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/sunday-linky-16.html

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  18. Great makeover! It's so crisp and clean---perfect for a kitchen. I really like your unique range hood too. Very cool!

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  19. Wow- it is a total stunner. I love the sink, the rangehood cover is absolutely incredible... the whole thing is perfect. Fabulous amazing job!! So jealous... my old melamine cabinets are bubbled and peeling and in need of some serious attention... hopefully one day soon I can have a kitchen half this fab!

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  21. What an amazing kitchen makeover! I adore it. I'd love it if you linked it up at my weekly party...Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life - http://www.modvintagelife.com

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  22. New kitchens make your house feel brand new! So lovely. We are actually gutting ours for a full Reno this week, wish us luck!!
    -Charlotte

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  23. Your new kitchen looks amazing! I really love the pull-out storage. I'm sure it makes for happier times preparing meals when you don't have to bury your head in a cabinet to reach for what you need. And by the way, kudos to your father-in-law for making that beautiful range hood! -Gregoria Newsome @ Woods Custom Kitchens

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  24. Oh my gosh! That is freakin' nuts, Ali! I adore your custom vent and the tile and the cabs and EVERYTHING!

    A Dream come true... I know it must be!!!

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  25. It's gorgeous! Love all of the cabinet features like the pull-put pantry drawers, and it's awesome that your FIL could build that custom hood for you!

    And imagine that....food inside the kitchen. You're onto something with that idea. ;)

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  26. When I saw your old kitchen, the first thing that I thought was to remodel it. It was kinda plain and a little cluttered. Good thing it's already done and the way it looks now, I'm sure you spend a great deal of time in your kitchen. With a beautiful space like this, who doesn't, right? Everything looks perfect, especially the pull-out cabinets.

    Terence Watthens @ TheFidusGroup.com

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  27. So perfect! I'd hang in there all. day. long.

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  28. Upon seeing your current kitchen, "Wow" just popped out in my mouth! I honestly can't see any hint of the looks of your previous kitchen. You were able to give your kitchen a transformation beyond words! Good job, Ali!

    -Kristopher Diss @ BlairGCRoofing

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  29. Ooh la la! I love the gold hardware and soft gray color! And hooray for food INSIDE the kitchen!

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  30. Love this! Do you have any more info about the slide-out pantry shelves? :) We need something like that and I love the look of yours!

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    1. They are the basic slide out pantry shelves from ikea. They are awesome!!

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  31. I see that you "liked" the Reinhard farmhouse sink from signature hardware . I'm in California and really like the looks from this picture, but am wondering if you have personal experience with this sink. The fact that it is half what most other brands cost makes me wonder if it is poorly made?any thoughts you care to share would be appreciated.

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    1. We've had the sink for almost 2 years and it still looks like new!! Great quality! I highly recommend this sink :)

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  32. Just found your site and I love it! This kitchen is absolutely breathtaking! I love everything about it.

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  33. Nice blog! and nice design of kitchen, this type of kitchen make homes attractive.

    Poulin Design Center
    Kitchen Cabinet Santa Fe

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