Well almost full reveal. We still haven’t put hardware on the cabinets because I had the hardest time deciding and now that I designed my own, I can’t wait to get over there and put them on. I am also dying to put a rug down in there as well, but you get the picture. I’ll share the fully styled photos when I have them but I wanted to post these before I make an exciting announcement tomorrow! Plus I HAD to share this before and after. It is definitely one of the more dramatic transformations.First thing we did was demo out everything. You’ll see in the before photos that there were two walls closing in the space, which made the kitchen feel more like a closet. We took those out and replaced the large refrigerator with an under counter version that was “panel ready” meaning we could put a cabinet front on it so it blends seamlessly with the rest of the SemiHandmade cabinet doors. Hint: the fridge is two cabinets down from the oven. This opened up the space in a major way and I love how it flows into the rest of the house.
Next we installed Ikea cabinet bases which we paired with DIY SemiHandmade doors and drawer fronts to give it a more custom feel (see how I painted them here). Then we enlisted our contractor (Vincere Industries – these are the guys we finally landed on that were great to work with) to install the beautiful handmade Fireclay tile (3×6 in Calcite), all the way up the wall.
The floating shelf is also from SemiHandmade, the range is from Ikea and the fridge is by kitchenaid. Cedar and Moss sconces were the icing on the cake.Tile by Fireclay Tile (2×6 in Calcite) // Faucet from Homary // Cabinet doors and drawer fronts by Semi-Handmade (DIY slab style) // Range and self circulating range hood by Ikea // Countertops from Ikea // Floating Shelf from Semi-Handmade // Sink from Ikea // Sconces by Cedar and Moss // Fridge by Kitchenaid // Paint color is “Polar Bear” by Behr on walls and “Chard” on cabinets // Wood Cutting/Serving boards by Sarah Sherman Samuel
And now for some side by side Before and Afters…
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We had already ripped out the carpet and started installing the tile in that before photo but I wanted to share that angle so you could see the walls we took down and just how dark that kitchen was before!
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A F T E RWe kept the layout the same but by updating cabinets and fixtures, dropping the upper cabinets and replacing them with an open shelf the space is so much brighter and more open, just how I like a kitchen.
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A F T E RAs you can see the previous fridge took up half the kitchen which we found was completely unnecessary for a vacation home. The smaller undercounter fridge has served us just right.
So there you have it from brown to bright. x
To see all the posts on our A-frame renovation check here.