Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kitchen "After" Photos...Well, Sorta

After all the hard work tearing out, rebuilding, re-flooring and re-hooking-up (I made that one up), here is one of the "Almost After" Photos. However, the kitchen wasn't 100% complete at this point.
It looks a lot better, doesn't it? This is just one more phase of the work. Handy Man built a new soffit (the area above the cabinets.) He moved the sink, and rearranged a few cabinets. He also moved the dishwasher to be closer to the sink. However, there was still work to be done.

See the mirror above the sink? We wanted to add a small window to the wall there...but it had to wait until spring time and warmer weather. Also, we painted the soffit and the cabinets white; but that also waited until warmer weather.

I thought I would add the mirror above the sink to reflect some light, until we could put the window in.

The stove was moved over to the left, onto this wall. I know that above this area, it looks oddly blank! However, we put two decorative shelves up above the stove and put some knick-knacks on them. During the holidays, I put Christmas-y things on the shelves. Eventually, Handy Man will build upper cabinets for this area.
Pictures of the cabinets, painted white, and the new window above the sink will follow soon. I just wanted to show how we did the kitchen in stages. Part of the reason was so that we didn't need to have the kitchen torn apart for a very long period of time. Another reason was to spread out the expenses.

One more shot of our nice, new, non-yukky floor:

Ahhhh...!!! Shiny and clean!


Kristin said...

Oh, it's gorgeous -- he did a GREAT job! I wish mine was more of a "handy man", but he's learned a lot. Funny, we just tore out the ugly vinyl in our kitchen this fall, to expose the original maple flooring under-neath. We still need to stain and varnish it, but it's a million times better than that yucky stuff! So fun to see all the improvements you've made. :)

Romeo Paloma said...

I agree with you 100%

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