This has been a DIY project that has taken a lot longer than expected. One hiccup after another and this easy, interim kitchen remodel kept getting more and more in depth. First of all let me start by saying my hubby, is super handy (thank you lord) and if he wasn’t we wouldn’t have decided to take on this project ourselves. I will then say that working together to get this done has brought us closer together, if that was even possible! A lot of nights and weekends went into the work that has been done so far on this remodel so I just had to share our current Before and After pictures. And most of the work and time spent was done on things you can’t even see (so frustrating). It feels so satisfying to see all our hard work pay off and just in time for the holidays! I tried some things I wasn’t sure if they would work out or not and I must say I am super happy with the results so far. I can’t wait to get our new appliances, a big purchase we’re waiting for till the New Year. I know everything will look that much more polished with stainless steel appliances to pop off the white cabinets, backsplash and countertop. We made compromises to save some money now since in a few years we will probably tear everything down and start from scratch to build our dream kitchen. I wanted to be smart with where we spent money on now to enjoy the space and have it be functional but not spend too much since we know this is “somewhat” temporary. The appliances on the other hand I only want to buy once so that’s why the purchase of those is coming a little later to take into account what will work for our future kitchen as well as our current kitchen.
So what do you think of my blue ombre drawers?! This section of the kitchen I was willing to take some risks since we weren’t going to demo this section of old cabinets right now. Painting the cabinets gave them a completely new life and I am obsessed with the blue cabinet doors and drawers. I also decided to try out painting the ceiling in panels. I chose the grey used for the walls on two panels on the ceiling and the other two I painted in the same grey/white as the trim.
My husband is very proud and attached to his kegerator that he made so we had to integrate it into our kitchen. This is probably his third kegerator that he has made (we’ve moved a lot in the last 5 years). I couldn’t think of a better way than to hide it behind a Ikea kitchen door front, Justin came up with the idea initially and I loved it. We decided to carry the same Ikea kitchen that was existing into the new section that we did where we knocked down the old and super gross pantry. This home was built in the 1940’s and this pantry must have been here from the beginning, it was that bad!
I hope you enjoyed and got some good home improvement tips in the process! So what do you think of our kitchen remodel thus far? Any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section!