As I mentioned in our Long Overdue Weight Loss Update, we’ve been working on several home improvement projects. Now that we are nearing completion I thought it would be fun to share where we started out and what we’ve done to (hopefully!) improve our space.
Let’s start with the kitchen.
Here’s what our kitchen looked like when we bought our home 14 years ago. Our realtor took pictures of the entire house at the inspection, so everything is set up to the old homeowners likings.
Our house is a split level and the kitchen is downstairs. When we bought the house it was kind of like a cave in the kitchen, dark cabinets, navy wallpaper with strawberries on it, old brown appliances (except for the dishwasher) and dark carpet (!). So, obviously, we needed to brighten it up a bit.
The first thing we did was to paint the walls a very light and happy yellow.
We replaced the appliances as the old ones stopped working (thankfully not all at once).
As a temporary solution, we tore up the carpet and layed down black and white peel-and-stick tile.
We refaced the cabinets with classic white doors and brushed nickle hardware.