Tuesday, June 22, 2010

FINALLY, the kitchen is done!


* Let's recap...


* Before the kitchen remodel


* After the kitchen remodel


And finally ~
After the installation of the cabinet/drawer pulls.
After the installation of the barn lights. Love em!
After we finally found the new bar stools.
After we decorated ~ my favorite part.


We bought our BERĂ–M handles at IKEA months before I would commit to the actual installation. I would spend hours pouring over hundreds of handles but always came back to these. So with fear & trepidation, we took a chance and I have had no regrets. I love the clean, simple, brushed nickel design. It was important that the handles not upstage my classic cherry cabinets. And they happen to match my Ladylux Grohe faucet. Ya gotta love it.

* Our dream kitchen plans


* Our dream kitchen come true

We found the bar stools by accident at Target. I was showing my husband the stools I wanted, that were terribly uncomfortable but cute, when he noticed these for $24.99. I am serious, the most comfortable, sturdy stools I have ever sat on! And I love the steel frame that matches the steel rack we recently installed. Gotta love my practical and cute husband!


* Before the handles, lighting, stools and such.


* After!
We're finally done! And SOOO very happy!


Be sure to click (or double click) to enlarge each image.
Read Kitchen Remodel Reflections for more details of the transformation and THIS post for some pretty serious demolition pics.

15 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Yeah! Congratulations!!

Lori said...

Wow, why the refrigerator move from one side to the other? Seems like added expense, but there must have been a reason. Looks wonderful. The stools are perfect.

Vivian said...

So, so pretty. It really is a dream kitchen.

Ellie said...

It's beautiful! Enjoy!

Judi said...

LOVE IT! Your photos look like magazine photos. Good job accessorizing, lighting, and photographing. I love the color you chose for the cabinets, too. And the new stools make such an impact. Beautiful!

Karen said...

Fabulous!! Love your new kitchen. Those cabinets. Wow! I know you're going to enjoy it.
By the way, you're ahead of me. I don't have my handles yet. I better get busy.
Hugs,
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Linda Q said...

Really nice redo, sure opened it up.
Linda

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Linda,
Your kitchen is looking so spiffy girlfriend! I just love the new look~ You've created such a charming and lovely look! Enjoy!
Hugs,
Cindy

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Your kitchen looks just beautiful! I love how you really opened it up and made a bigger barstool area. VERY nice!!

Tricia said...

Beautiful kitchen!!

Sailing Simply said...

I am visiting you from TT! What a a great transformation! You must be thrilled. This really opened up your kitchen! I love it!

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

Wow! Your kitchen looks much better now.

-Rene

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

A job well done!!!

My Show n Tell is 'showing off the flowers...". Do come by if you have time today, I'd love to have you visit with me.

Hootin' Anni's SHADES OF SUMMER

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your kitchen looks utterly charming! Perfect for a bloggy lunch. Hee hee.

Leah said...

OH, I've been wanting a kitchen re-do for sooo long. You've inspired me, but also scared the heck out of me. What an ordeal!! The outcome is gorgeous!!