(Closed) Please post kitchen remodel before and after or ideas for mine

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t have any pictures to share but want to suggest you check out Rate My Space on the HGTV website. Ton’s of people post their remodels there.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t have any pictures either and I second looking at Rate My Space on hgtv’s website. I would suggest removing the cabinets above the stove to give it a more open feeling. Also maybe put beadboard on those bottom cabinets. Your cabinets look like they’re in good shape so maybe just update the hardware and get new counter tops like wood or light marble looking granite would be pretty. P.S. nice appliances! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When are you remodeling your kitchen, @MrsFuzzyFace: ? Fiance and I are going to have ours done soon, we could be kitchen buddies! 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This was a recent blog post for YHL.. 

Reader Redesign: A Kitchen With Pop

 

And they also have a ton more remodels in their site. Also houzz, and pinterest may help you. 

White cuboards are in right now. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

here are our before and after. as you can see we had A LOT to fix up. We did all the work ourselves. Well excpet the granite. we did everything around a 4k budget i dont remember the exact amount. These are from the day we bought it, notice the lovely 2×4’s holding up the sink. Pretty awesome!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MrsJules10: This kitchen looks insane!!!! You guys did an amazing job for only $4,000!!!

@MrsFuzzyFace: I don’t have pictures for you, but I do have a suggestion…why not just have the doors and draws replaced, or re-faced….it should solve your problem, and be a cheaper solution!!! =)

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I would take down the cabinets that are cutting the room in half. That’s killing your light and making the space feel small. It’s a nice sized kitchen!  Here are a few ideas for you:

 

This is probably a similar sized kitchen, but without the overhead cabinets cutting the room off:

 
Here are my kitchen inspiration pics:
http://pinterest.com/smallchic/kitchen-inspiration/

 

Are you doing a totaly gut or are you just hoping to spruce up the finishes? 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I did a simple update of finishes in my kitchen.  I painted the cabinets and walls, added crown to the tops of the cabinets, changed the lighting a little bit, and got granite countertops.

Before:

 

After (still have to paint the laundry room door!):

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@mink: Holy mother of god; I’m in love with your kitchen!!! That’s awesome!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

It wasn’t that expensive, either. The cabinets are the same, I just painted then (labor intensive, but not expensive). New drawer pulls were bought online. The crown was the most frustrating project, but there are lots of tutorials for cutting it properly.

The granite was the most expensive part and probably cost about $2,000. The total project probably cost under $2,400. I wish I could have one a total gut, but it didn’t make sense to “over-improve” a condo in my area. I can’t wait to get to work on a house!

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsFuzzyFace:  We have a kitchen reno planned for the new year. Our kitchen is not as large as yours but we have the same issue with overhead cabinets between the kitchen and dining room blocking the light and the view.

We plan to eliminate those cabinets. In order to replace the storage space we will lose, we are extending the cabinets into the dining room with trim to give a more “furniture ” look.

If you leave your stove in that location you will still need a range hood. You can get a modern one that will be attractive from the other side or buy a stove that has a fan built in that rises up from the counter when you need it. The other possibilty is to switch the locations of the sink and stove, but that would incur additional electrical and plumbing costs.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Thanks. We still need to it the overhead light and get a new fixture in there and finish the trimming around the cabinets. We plan on only spending another $200 to finish that up. Might be a little more depending on if we have to rewire the lighting.

I do suggest trying to find a wholesaler for any granite work you guys do. That is where we saved so much money. We got the two 8 foot slabs and two 8 foot backsplashed with installiation (including the plywood base) and labor/delivery for $1200. It was worth driving around to find a place to do it that cheap.

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