We had a pipe leak just before our New York vacation. It didn't do a TON of damage, but it did ruin the tile floor. That's most of down stairs. So we had to re-prioritize for the year and decided to move the kitchen remodel up a few (many) years. Since we wanted to change the lay-out, we couldn't just do the floor now and then re-do it all again later.
|Look at all the polka dots the knobs make.|
We really didn't mind the granite that the previous owners put in. I love having double ovens, but hated that they were white (I know, so shallow) and that they took away counter space. The sink not being centered with the window was kinda annoying too.
After:My photography skills haven't done the colors justice. The back splash (my very favorite part of the kitchen) is more brown and natural looking while the counter top is more green. The entire effect is very organic and nature-inspired. Very peaceful.
Look, no more polka dots. I love the new handles.
The ceiling was raised a bit and that makes the cupboards seem huge.
Still, we didn't gain much more cupboard space.
YAY!!! I still have double ovens, but they only take up the space of a normal sized range!!!