Tuesday, April 13, 2010

kitchen remodel- THE BIG REVEAL!!

Welcome to my newly remodeled kitchen! Truly the heart of my home.
This is what I posted back in April so you can see the transformation unfolding.

I couldn't wait another day!
I had to show you my new kitchen!
I absolutely love my cherry cabinets.
I can't keep my hands off the cold quartz counter tops.
And hello! how gorgeous is my Ladylux GROHE in her new digs!

* before

* after

Oh my gosh, the island is humongous ~ 9'9" X 4'3"!! Whatever will I do with all that space!
We do have plans to get new stools someday, but I wanted you to see them in both the before & after photos to give you some perspective.

We have so much more that we need to to do, but we are just so relieved to finally have a working kitchen. Who knows when it'll be completely done. So rather than wait till we install the lighting, the glass in the cabinets, finish the painting, install the back splash and drawer pulls & cabinet handles and much, much more... I had to let you see how far we've come.

Thanks to Chris and Chris for installing our cabinets. They did an amazing job! Check em out if you live in the Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Gilbert areas.
And a huge thank you to Tim Morari of SHOWCASE KITCHENS for the design of this kitchen. It's more than I ever dreamed!

We only had to wait a few days after the cabinets were installed before our Viatera quartz counter tops arrived. I was so nervous I could hardly stand to watch them haul the slab through the front door, so I snapped a quick pic and then ran back in my room.

Later Randy came and got me for the big reveal. I about cried. I was completely stunned. And then Randy installed my Ladylux and finished up the plumbing. It was finished. My kitchen was complete. And you guys, I am beyond thankful.
God does cause all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Because of the flood I have a new kitchen!

* You can read the story about my BARN LIGHTS HERE!  Reminds me of the farm in Wisconsin.

** And also the story about MY RED HUTCH HERE! Thanks to those that asked about the story!

*** Be sure to check out the Kitchen Remodel posts in the March archives to see the total transformation.


Skerrib said...

Absolutely fantastic. Love it!!

Angie in AZ said...

Linda, it's beautiful! I'm so happy for you!

Nancy said...

It is so beautiful! How nice to have it open -- just think of all the fun & fellowship you will have around your island. Tickled for you!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

WOW...it looks soooo GREAT! Luv the new look:) Thanks for coming to NTT!


Amy T Schubert said...

It looks SO GORGEOUS! I could SLEEP on that island.
I won't.
But I could.
especially on a hot summer AZ night?

RV Roof Repair said...

Its really an awesome design. I am going to remodel my kitchen. I 'll try to follow the design.

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Looks amazing, cant believe all that bench space ~ bliss!

Creations By Cindy said...

This is so nice! I know you must be proud! It is so inviting! Be blessed. Cindy

Unknown said...

golly, it's beautiful!! Love the countertops and the cherry cabinets are gorgeous!! What fun things are you going to display in the glass-fronted cabinets? And where did all the Pyrex go again?

NanAZ said...

Linda, It is absolutely gorgeous even without the finishing touches! So warm and homey. Just perfect for your house. I can't wait till we can all hang out around the island at the first home group when we're invited back. LOVE it!

eariii said...

VERY COOL LINDA!!!! Now, all you guys need is a good ole' water leak or something to really break it in!

I know... sick, ill-timed, humor! I've been told that a time or two.

Love you guys,
Skip (& Jenny)

Judi said...

Beautiful! So nice and open. I can imagine how WONDERFUL it is to have a functioning kitchen again! Enjoy!

Room to Inspire said...

Wow, it is really beautiful - I am sure you are just in love! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.


Al said...

It looks fantastic - good for you

Pauline Wiles said...

So exciting! I know you're going to spend many happy hours in here.

Simply Domestic said...

Beautiful!! I love the open look! The island is amazing! Congratulations on your new kitchen. I'm new to your blog!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Congratulations Linda!!!
The kitchen is gorgeous! I love cherry, love those cabinets, love the countertop and the wonderful island! YOU LUCKY Gal YOU! I bet you will so appreciate it and have fun decorating it as well. Thanks for coming by and wishing me well, today is lovely here, about 78 for a high and the tulips and daffodils are in full bloom.

Unknown said...

Wow! What a big change. It looks great!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

That is BEAUTIFUL! I love the new open layout! Just fabulous! :)

Debbie said...

Found you on Show and Tell Friday.
This is a BEAUTIFUL transformation. I love the openness AND the products/style that you chose. I dream of a kitchen makeover of my own...

Now,I'm going to have to go read the back story.

Natasha in Oz said...

WOW! That is some kitchen! I love it!
I love every little thing about it and I can see that it will instantly become your favourite room in the house!

Best wishes,

Kimba said...

Oh my word! I'm so impressed with your kitchen remodel. Great job!

Vivian said...

What a transformation! It was fun to watch it happen. The results are beautiful.

junkgarden said...

Wow. That looks fantastic! I want to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Your blog is great and you have a beautiful family!


Decor To Adore said...

Oh my goodness your kitchen turned out so well~just lovely.

Thank you so very much for your recent kind thoughts and comments.

Debbie~ said...

Just beautiful, I looove how open the new floor plan is and your counter top is over the top gorgeous!!! I didn't even notice it wasn't finished until you brought attention to it! Just fabulous! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Liquid Rubber said...

Its so beautiful. I am very much impressed by you kitchen design. I have a plan to remodel my kitchen. I must follow this design coz its looking awesome.

Sandy said...

I remember our big center island being put in place.

I love it. Beautiful. You must be SO happy! :)

orange county kitchen remodel said...

Hello there. That's really looking lovely. That's a kitchen to die for. I'd make this my inspiration for my kitchen if you don't mind :) Thanks a lot!

Kim said...

Stopping by from Shelia's! What a lovely kitchen you have - so big and spacious. You did a wonderful job on the remodel!

Lori Lynn said...

Nice remodel!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

Unknown said...

What great space you have now. Great remodel.

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Oh, I'm so proud for you getting your new kitchen! It's gorgeous! It's so big and you have so much space to work in! Love that pretty red cabinet on the wall too! Oh, your countertops are so beautiful.
Thank you, Linda, for coming to my party!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

Holy Cow!! It is beautiful! They did an amazing job!

I'm so happy for you! :)


Unknown said...

G'day, Linda ~
WOWZERS! That is a fabulous redo. I love the openess & presentation ... so inviting ... where's that pot of tea? Chuckle! Beautiful ...

Have a great day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Richella Parham said...

Wow, Linda--what an amazing kitchen remodel. You must be so very happy with the way it all turned out. Congratulations--it looks awesome!

bj said...

It is just beautiful. No wonder you are so thrilled with it.
Also...love that red "something" in the background. Ya gotta show us.:)

Allison Shops said...

Nice change! You must be thrilled. I like the way the stools tuck out of the way. I'm dropping by from the Note Songs party. I hope you'll come see our kitchens at Atticmag - three for one!


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your kitchen turned out very nice. Open, airy and lots of room for family.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Linda,

I love your kitchen. What a HUGE difference. That counter is super special.

Please come and check out my book giveawys.

Unknown said...

Wow, an amazing transformation! So pretty!

Carolyn said...

Linda, it looks absolutely gorgeous!! Lovely!!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Unknown said...

Wow, although it's kind of late let me say this is a very beautiful kitchen! Congratulations, Linda. If you don't mind me asking, how long did it take to get your kitchen to look like this? You color theme seemed to be in coherence with each other, thus making it more effective. Anyway, thanks for sharing this! :)

Ryann Hoyer @Yancey Company

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North East Factory Direct said...

What an amazing transformation!! you are amazing and very inspiring, Great job.

Furniture Store Denver said...

Very nice job on the kitchen. It is very rewarding to do the work yourself.

Poulin Design Center said...

You did an amazing job!! Your kitchen is stunning. I'm so impressed. thanks for sharing with us

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