Comparing our former and present kitchens is not really a fair comparison because we built a new wing on the house for the main purpose of becoming the kitchen.
The old kitchen
The cooking side of the new kitchen
Our old kitchen has become the side entrance mud room, closet and pantry.
The mudroom entry and pantry used to be the kitchen.
Side by side things have really changed.
Our old kitchen sink on the left.
Charlie’s washing up sink
We replaced one sink with 2 larger sinks on opposite sides of the kitchen.
Our old yellow apartment-sized stove and oven with four burners.
The new stove has 5 burners and a large oven.
The stove is a lovely improvement although I was able to cook many things in and on the old yellow one over the years.
The old pantry was a floor to ceiling cabinet in the corner of the old kitchen.
The new pantry is in approximately the same place as the old one but opens at right angles to it and is at least twice as large.
We’ve been looking forward to an organized pantry. We still have a way to go.
The old cabinets were stained ocean blue on the bottom and limed on the top.
The new cabinets are grey on the bottom and white on top.
The new cabinets are not just nice looking they’re really functional.
The old kitchen floor.
The gorgeous new floor.
When we took up the vinyl flooring in the old kitchen the old wood floor wasn’t even good enough to refinish. Charlie ripped it out and the flooring installer added new.
The old countertop was white Formica that was very difficult to keep clean.
We have 3 different materials for our new kitchen countertops.
I went a little crazy choosing countertops especially the long one under the window made of LightCast. The stainless steel was also a bit of a chore.
The backsplash in the old kitchen was wallpaper behind the sink and some blue tile on the side of the stove.
Now the backsplash is tiled in honed limestone.
The tiled backsplash is permanently sealed and lends a natural element to the kitchen.
This was a huge project and while we still have a few tweaks we are delighted to be using a fully functional upgraded kitchen.
Does thinking about remodeling your kitchen overwhelm you? Would you do it little by little? Or all at once?