You guys! Today's the day, I finally get to show you our new kitchen! We actually finished last weekend but we've had so much rain here I wasn't able to photograph it until the sun came out today. Before we dive in, let's have a quick reminder of the "before" of the kitchen.
In case you don't know, we are a military family and Randy (my husband) is retiring from the service this year and this is our "stay put" home. We have never lived anywhere longer than 2 years so going on three here is a big deal for us! It's so nice to have our dream kitchen a reality moving forward!
This was the kitchen when we moved into our home two and half years ago. We painted right away as well as switched out the light fixtures but it has looked like this up until a month ago.
The peachy-colored cabinets, black corian counters and raised breakfast bar bothered me so much. Beyond aesthetics, the cooktop, oven, microwave and hood were all 15 years old and didn't work very well.
Are you ready for the new kitchen????
I showed you our renovation plan, along with how we lowered the breakfast bar ourselves previously. I have more blog posts about the painting of the cabinets and all the rest of the DIY work we did in here to come!
It is absolutely amazing to me how different it looks. I still feel somewhat shocked every time I see it.
The lowered breakfast bar really opens the kitchen up to the living room and gives us SO much more counter space. It also is way more functional now that it is big enough to have barstools.
We chose a white quartz and this large undermount sink. Y'all...I never knew I could think a sink was beautiful until I saw this one. I love it so.
The tile was a clearance selection from Floor & Decor (they don't have it in solid blue anymore, but they do in white.) Can you believe we got all the tile for $130? I'll do a full cost breakdown of the renovation this week to share all those details.
We installed the tile ourselves and I was very happy with the end result. Luckily we had purchased an inexpensive tile saw when we did our fireplace makeover last year and that gave us some good practice for the fish scale tile which was a little more tricky than the fireplace subway tile.
We replaced the old electric cooktop with an induction cooktop and I am so glad we splurged on that. It has been amazing to cook with! I'll be sharing more about the cooktop upcoming as well.
We started looking for the appliances months ago and snagged the cooktop on sale before Christmas last year. The hood was replaced as well so all the appliances are now stainless steel.
The wall oven and microwave were also new. All the new appliances we chose are GE.
And of course, I can't share any sort of room tour without showing off my plant hoard! This snake plant is my new favorite, during the kitchen renovation we moved our trash can to a pull-out in-cabinet can so I had to fill the space the trash used to be somehow, right?
Thank you all for following along with our kitchen renovation, I've been so excited to share the progress with you. If you have any questions you want me to follow up on, please leave them in the comments!