As many of my on line friends know, I have been remodeling my kitchen since before last Thanksgiving! Still not complete, but slowly getting there. But I must confess now that it has actually been longer than that -- more like over two years now! We first started in spring of 2007 by replacing our white laminate counter tops with granite. Soon after we replaced our white appliances with stainless steel. And then it all STOPPED! However, when we installed our granite I decided not to get the little back splash piece that runs along the wall because I wanted a tile back splash that went from counter top to cabinet. SO...for two years now I've lived with walls of two colors...contractor beige from where the laminate back splash once was, and sage green from where I had painted the walls after we moved in.
But that has all changed! I've painted the walls a nice buttery cream, had my friend's husband, who is a contractor, install under- and over-cabinet lighting and had him install my granite tile back splash! He also installed some cabinet molding to "spice" up my cabinets, as well as crown molding in my kitchen and family room.
But before I give you a sneak peek, I must explain................!
No...my kitchen is not decorated in the prim style! Not even in a country style. I went with a total modern redo! It's nothing like the rest of my house, with my antiques and old quilts scattered about. But there IS a reason!
We don't plan to live here TOO much longer, six years at the most. While I like my home, I know this is not where I want to live forever. I need more space (land), I need ONE level and I need to get out of the city! With that said, I'm remodeling in a way that would make it easier to resell. We live near Seattle, and there are a lot of young urban families that live around here. This area really is not conducive to the "primitive" style, if you know what I mean. And THAT'S why I've gone the route I did! But, you know what? I REALLY like the look! So here's a sneak peak!
The cabinets were SO plain, so I had that simple piece of molding installed on both the bottom and top of the cabinet. I changed out the old brass handles and went with this sleeker look that goes well with the appliances. I still have to put everything back on the cabinet tops, as well as the counter tops. And my curtains need to go up. So once I FINALLY get it all together I'll show you the WHOLE kitchen. Until then, you can probably imagine the mess in the REST of the kitchen! LOL! Stay tuned....! ~~Annie