Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kitchen Renovation, Part I

As you can tell from my recent posts, I've been busy cooking in the kitchen. Our kitchen is currently functional, but not 100% complete as we're still missing the backsplash. When we bought our house, we sorta knew what we were dealing with. We knew we didn't have to gut the kitchen, but what we didn't know was that the cabinets smelled and the kitchen had a roach problem. One of the two problems was easily fixed, thanks to several roach bombs, but we're still trying to figure out the remaining one. Apparently, baking soda doesn't cure all.

The L-shaped kitchen had a good layout and the cabinets had good bones, so we gave it a huge face lift. We had the "putty" colored cabinets (thanks to my sis for naming the color of the cabinets when I failed to find a color to describe it) painted white, replaced the dingy, what used to be white but is now yellow appliances with stainless steel ones, replaced the fluorescent light boxes with modern track lights, replaced the cracked corian countertops with granite, painted the kitchen from a dirty pale green to sky blue, and lastly, I gave it a deep cleaning since the previous owners appeared to have never cleaned.

We went from before:

to during:

Here's a sneak peek of the painted cabinet doors:

Stay tuned for an almost finished kitchen!

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