Weren't you impressed with Jessica's transformation? For the past few years I've been going through a gray phase and its still going strong so that kitchen was a fav. I love how gray is becoming the new beige. Anywho...back to the main event, another guest blogger!
This time, please welcome Kathleen of the very designer DIY friendly blog Jeremy & Kathleen. Back into the heat of the kitchen with this before and after. Without further ado, here is Mrs. K herself.
First, I am so excited to be guest blogging for Brooklyn Limestone! I came across Mrs. Limestone's blog about a year ago when I was knee-deep in my own home remodel projects and her (ah-mazing!) before and afters definitely gave me motivation to keep going.I am now happy to share my very own before and afters.I knew when Jeremy and I bought our home together that the kitchen would be the first thing to get a makeover.Check out the before shots:
The cabinets were unoriginal to the home and the craftsmanship felt like a middle-school play set project. The green was a little too mid-1980s for our taste and the layout was slightly awkward.We checked out the pre-fab cabinets available at Home Depot and Lowes but nothing felt quite right. That's when we called up Bob the Builder. He came out with a ruler, wrote out a contract on lined notebook paper, and the process felt JUST right.He got started the very next week.
I will never forget coming home after the first day of demolition. I think I threw up in my mouth a little - I had never seen the guts of a house before.I'm not sure what I was expecting but in my mind it wasn't quite so... Ugly. Bob the Builder finished out the framing and the doors. From there Jeremy and I did all the painting, tiling and finishing touches like drawer pulls and cabinet lighting.And here is the after:
And for fun here is our breakfast nook before and after:
It's amazing how much brighter the space feels.This entire remodel cost us between $8,000 and $9,000. We contracted out the big stuff and did everything else ourselves which saves a lot in the long run. Check out more at jeremyandkathleen.blogspot.com.