Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tour my house: Part II

It has been a while since I posted , so I thought I should get something up here! I have no festive ideas to share, so I thought why not continue with the house.

Next up is the kitchen. There are still a few things that aren't quite right, (like I want to add a dark brown bamboo blind as opposed to the white to warm up the space a bit) but I will get to those.

Here is the kitchen before renos (note: new appliances had been added cause there weren't any when we moved in, and the handles on the cabinets had been changed):

And here is the after:

This breakfast bar and cabinets are new. Nothing existed on these walls before, which in a small house was a huge waste of space I thought.

So, all in all we:

-Painted the cabinets
-Installed new counter tops
-Installed new cabinets and a breakfast bar on the opposite wall of the existing cabinets
-Painted the walls
-Dman built out a bulkhead and installed a pantry door instead of that nasty plastic accordian door that came with the house
-Installed new light fixtures
-Installed a counter to ceiling glass mosaic and marble backsplash

I would have LOVED to have continued the hardwood floors into the kitchen, but alas, our budget did not allow for that. We may tile somewhere way down the road, but who knows.

It was ALOT of work, but well worth the result I think.


  1. Well once again I am in LOVE with your house, and your taste. Do you wanna come over and do mine? You have a serious talent-although I think I have written this already in part 1 of your home decor. I love the marble/tile backsplash (thanks for the close up), as well as the photo board. Also, are those fresh baked cookies on the breakfast are making all of the rest of us look really bad! :)

  2. Looks awesome Leah! You are so lucky your cabinets has good bones! Like the shaker style of them gave you so much to work with! Love the breakfast nook your added,how nice to have that extra storage and place to eat! Very nice work and color combos!

  3. Looks amazing!! Great job! I especially love the canvas collage of you guys. Can't wait to see more of your house and I can't wait to see that baby!