Our first house was built in 1956. When Parker moved in, you could tell. It was a very well kept house and was clean and structurally sound, but it definitely needed some updating! Parker had big plans for a kitchen renovation. As I am known to do, I tried to convince him that we should just do a cosmetic upgrade because the project he was planning sounded stressful and hard to live through. He finally convinced me to go for the full renovation about a year and a half after we got married.
This project was started in August of 2009 and finished in February of 2010. It was a long project, but that’s what you get when you do almost everything by yourself and you also work a full time job! It was definitely tough to live through the renovation at times, but we made it; and the results were worth it! I am so proud of Parker’s work on this. He did all of the work himself besides the electrical and some of the plumbing. I will let the pictures do most of the talking. Enjoy!
OUR KITCHEN BEFORE:
YOU LOOK 50 YEARS YOUNGER!
It was quite the process, but what an improvement! I absolutely loved that kitchen and actually wish it could have traveled with us to the new house. We have nothing but great things to say about Ikea cabinets!
While the kitchen was still the same square footage as pre-renovation, it absolutely did not feel like it. It didn’t feel small at all anymore. It was great that it was open, the layout was funtional, there was more usable counter space, enough storage for all of our kitchen stuff, and it was clean and beautiful. I don’t think it could have turned out any better than it did. We also updated the dining room and living room with new paint, lighting, curtains, couch, and rugs. I can’t wait until our new house feels put together like this space did!
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