Thank you guys so much for all of the encouraging words you’ve shared regarding our living room update. Seeing all of the before and after pictures made everything very surreal for Alex and I. We still can’t believe that we bought our first home, and are raising three little ones in it!!
We have been working our way through multiple renovation projects, and last month, we tackled the kitchen.
So here is Our fixer upper kitchen renovation
The existing kitchen was not my kitchen of choice. However, it was fully functional so we opted to live in it for a few months before we made any changes.
Our fixer upper kitchen renovation
Cabinets: We kept the original hardwood cabinets. They were intact and replacing them would have put us over our budget. Instead, we opted for removing a few of the cabinets and repurposed a nearby closet as pantry/storage. We removed the cabinets that were above the stove, sanded, updated and painted the remaining cabinet doors. I initially wanted dark cabinets like the ones here, but convincing Alex to go that dark was not possible. We compromised for this charcoal color on all the bottom cabinets, white for the uppers and chose dark knobs for the doors.
Floors: Our lovely kitchen had brown/tan linoleum tiles that we wanted to replace. Originally, we were trying to save the Terrazzo floor’s that were under the tiles, but after removing the linoleum, we realized the Terrazzo was stained pretty badly. Alex rented a machine and spent a chunk of time trying to restore the floors with no success. It was a lost cause that resulted in Carrera tiles! We opted for arranging the tiles in a diagonal pattern and really love the way they turned out.
This is my favorite little nook in our kitchen. It highlights the backsplash, our daily use olive oil and balsamic vinegar and our little salt cup (that used to be a candle)
Where our floors meet… and the cutest little red toenails!
And… that’s a wrap my friends. Thank you for visiting our home.
This is still a work in progress and we’d love to hear your ideas as to how we can continue to spruce this room up. Also, have you renovated a room in your home? I’d love to see it! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook!