The goal: To increase the visibility from the kitchen
to the living room and create a more open feel.
One of my favorite features is the bookshelf.
We created a pantry at the end of the kitchen by closing up the existing pass thru from the front door to the kitchen. I just painted the pantry on Sunday and will show you that when its all put back together.
The design intent was always to blend the living and dining area, this is how we did it.
The counters are granite but look like marble, no inch is the same.
The back door was replaced to allow for more light to come thru.
(There is a picture of it in one of the past posts.)
The "Hutch" houses all the pretty stuff and has more
storage than we know how to fill.
The wall mounted shelves freed up precious floor space
and allows for better wire management of the TV & cable box.
Scout snuck into this photo.
Our next purchase will be counter height stools. Our current ones are bar height
Then lighting over the table.
This renovation is all thanks to Alex! He, our friend Jose, brother in law PJ and friend Benny Blanc (painter) made this happen. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! It took longer than we ever imagined and was more difficult than I ever thought it would be (really it was horrible and looking back on past posts makes it all come back)... but of course it was all worth it.
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All after photos by Katie Stoops! Thanks so much! LOVE YOU!
Next: Guest Post by Alex: The Trails and Tribulations of Home Renovations.
Kitchen Cabinets: Martha Stewart Dunemere: Color: Picket Fence from The Home Depot
Granite Counter Tops: Super White from Renaissance Marble and Granite
Flooring and Tile Backsplash: India Black Slate, Beveled edge subway tiles Avalon Carpet and Tile
Appliances: Bosch from Queen Appliances
Wallcovering: Wolf Gordon
Lighting: Suburban Wholesale Lighting
Door,Window Trim and Base Trim: Lowe's Historic Line
Entertainment Shelving: Bludot
Paint: Martha Stewart Colors: Nimbus Cloud, Heavy Goose, Picket Fence