So here is what our kitchen looked like before we moved in. The pics are tagged, "Northstar MLS" because they were the photos when the house was on the market.
In about 3 months time...our kitchen went from this...
...to this. By
our my own two hands. Things have changed slightly since this picture, like the microwave cart in the lower left of the picture is now next to the microwave and the coffee maker is in the other corner, but for the most part....same.
Then, I took down all of the cabinet doors, gave them a fresh coat of paint and replaced the hinges and pulls. That made a world of improvement, but the longer we have used them, the more we realized how much we wish we would have gotten new ones. So that is what started the "new kitchen" ideas. Finally, I did the backsplash. Plain, white subway tiles. It looks great and has held up great. But, in order to get the granite off to replace the cabinets, the backsplash will be destroyed.
So, in about a week, we will be demo-ing our kitchen and taking it apart just to replace the cabinets and open the wall between the living/dining room and the kitchen. Stay tuned for kitchen progress as well as a run-down on how other areas of our house have progressed in the last 4 years!