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If you’ve been reading this blog for more than a minute, you know that I’ve been renovating the home we bought at the end of June. We finally moved in this week, so I’ll be posting about the makeovers of each room. There are still a few finishing touches to happen, like creating and hanging some more art, getting new throw pillows, etc., but they’re close enough to “done” to post pictures.

Today, I’m sharing the kitchen renovation. Luckily, the last owner had updated the countertops with a nice quartz, so that saved us a ton of money. I resurfaced all the cabinets and put in new hardware, scraped and painted the popcorn ceilings, painted the walls grey, and then S installed new light fixtures. We added little lights underneath the cabinets, too, to brighten things up a bit more. Next, we sold the old white appliances and put in stainless steel ones. The fridge is enormous, and honestly, a little too large for the space (we ended up having to raise the cabinets above it to fit it in), but we were so tired of not having enough room in our previous freezers and refrigerators that we said screw it and went for big. We also had bamboo flooring installed throughout the first level of the house. Not counting the appliances and the floors, the total cost for this room was about $200 and a crapton of labor. Were I to do it again, I might go with white cabinets instead because the space is pretty small, but overall, I’m happy with it.

Here are the before and after shots:

Kitchen makeover 1 Kitchen makeover 2