Friday, January 25, 2013

FINALLY! My Kitchen Reveal


As promised, I have finnnalllly photographed my kitchen to share with you all. Like I mentioned last week, the kitchen is still not completely done - I am ordering new rugs, bar stools (we have none right now), and I'd like to add a chandelier or pendents - still trying to decide which way to go (suggestions welcome). I have always dreamed of having a white kitchen, and while this is not our 'forever' home, I was bound and determined to make that happen - and it did ;). 


The renovation only took two weeks (luckily, because I was 38 weeks pregnant!). We were not living here at the time, but my husband was over here every three hours (literally) checking on the progress since we were on such a tight timeline. 

Here's a breakdown of what we did: 
- demo: counters, backsplash 
- painted existing cabinets
- installed new cabinet hardware
- installed new marble counters
- installed new roman shades 
- installed a subway tile backsplash to the ceiling (although it's hard to tell in some photos) 
- new refrigerator
- new sink
- new faucet 
- new paint 

Here's a look at our kitchen before: 



...and after:










here you can see the subway tile - to the ceiling 




What do you think of the results? 

Have a fab weekend! 

39 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! You guys did an excellent job. It wasn't bad before but the white make it look so much more elegant and clean!

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  2. Wow, WHAT a difference! It's stunning, I'm obsessed with the subway tile!

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  3. I cannot belieeeeeve how good this looks! Its amazing what a can of paint can do for cabinets! And the veining in your island counter top is incredible! I hope you enjoy this amazing space

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  4. Looks great! I die for subway tile! ;)

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  5. Looks absolutely gorgeous!!!! So jealous!

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  6. The repainted cabinets pass for a factory finish! Were they brush painted or sprayed? Brand used? Obvio I'm thinking about painting cabinets these days ;( The kitchen is so fresh and inviting.

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    1. Thank you, Robin! The cabinets were sprayed professionally - no way I could do that at 38 weeks prego! lol

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  7. It' like a totally different place. I love it!

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  8. Brooke! It looks fantastic! We're doing white subway tile as well! It's my favorite! Can't wait until we have some after photos! Pregnancy would have helped me move this along too :)

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  9. looks SO great love! Such a transformation from the before pic! We're doing a couple tweaks to our kitchen and marble counter tops are on the list for us as well!

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  10. Great job! Love love love the countertops!!! I can't wait to see the rugs and lighting ..... Congrats!!!

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  11. wow!!! such a difference! looks amazing!

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  12. what a transformation! I am loving it!

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  13. Did you use marble for the countertops?

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    1. Thanks, Sara! Yes the counters are marble.

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  14. You have done an absolutely amazing job - well done! I love light, bright and white kitchens with an island - yours is gorgeous! You can really be proud of yourself! :)

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  15. So fresh and airy! Absolutely beautiful!

    www.colleenandkeith.com

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  16. SO BEAUTIFUL!! You guys did a great job! We are in the process of starting to paint our cabinets ( white on the top and grey on the bottom). Did you hire someone to do the painting?

    gabeandjenni.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Jenni! Yes, we hired someone to paint the cabinets for us - well worth it in my opinion!

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  17. Your new kitchen is such a beauty! I hope to have one like that one day:)

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  18. OBSESSED...your kitchen before is almost exactly what ours looks like now. I HATE HATE HATE the dark cabinets. Someday we will do it, when the budget allows!

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    1. Uhg I did not like the dark either..just too dark for me! xo

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  19. I love the reveal - the all white looks so fresh and crisp! Pinning now. ;-)

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  20. Brooke, if you dont mind me asking, about how much did it cost to complete this project? Its absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  21. This is what a little paint can do. Can you imagine, using just plain white for the whole kitchen and it looks totally different! I really love your new kitchen! It is very calm and serene. It looks so tidy and neat that if I had that kitchen, I would clean it every single day just to maintain its cleanliness. Haha! Renovation is my passion and seeing yours, I might re-do my kitchen again. Haha!

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  22. Hi Brooke, can you give me a rough estimate of how much the remodel cost? Also, what are the dimensions of your kitchen... approximately? Thanks so much!! It looks amazine! I want marble countertops so badly!!

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    1. Hi Hanah - I am not sure as to how much the total was. My best advice is to call around and see who can give you the best price (but make sure they know what they're talking about). good luck! I would say our kitchen is about 20x15ft

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  23. I love your roman shades---can I ask where you got them? thank you!
    -Veronika

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    1. Thank you, Veronika! We had the shades custom made for our kitchen. We bought the fabric online here: http://www.onlinefabricstore.net/

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  24. Hello Brooke!

    I am a writer for the SheKnows Home & Living page. Right now I am working on a few campaigns and would love to feature your kitchen as one of my "The Coolest Family Kitchens". I love your new kitchen that you recently revealed, especially the pink KitchenAid in the corner :)

    If you are interested, please give me an insight on how you adapted your kitchen to meet the changing needs of your life as you've become a new mother.

    If you are game, I would like to feature this image alongside your input:



    http://decorgreat.blogspot.com/2013/01/finally-my-kitchen-reveal.html

    Please let me know if you are interested and if so,I will ensure that your photo is credited as well as your blog.

    Thank you,

    Jana Randall
    janamranda@gmail.com
    SheKnows.com: http://www.sheknows.com/authors/jana-randall/article

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  25. Hello Brooke!

    I am a writer for the SheKnows Home & Living page. Right now I am working on a few campaigns and would love to feature your kitchen as one of my "The Coolest Family Kitchens". I love your new kitchen that you recently revealed, especially the pink KitchenAid in the corner :)

    If you are interested, please give me an insight on how you adapted your kitchen to meet the changing needs of your life as you've become a new mother.

    If you are game, I would like to feature this image alongside your input:



    http://decorgreat.blogspot.com/2013/01/finally-my-kitchen-reveal.html

    Please let me know if you are interested and if so,I will ensure that your photo is credited as well as your blog.

    Thank you,

    Jana Randall
    janamranda@gmail.com
    SheKnows.com: http://www.sheknows.com/authors/jana-randall/article

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