Kitchen Remodel Blog

Kitchen Remodel Blog

Hello ! Today’s the day to share pictures of the kitchen remodel with all of you! I’ve written about the process a few times before and I partnered with Cliq Studios using their cabinets to jump start this remodel. I’m breaking this remodel feature up into two posts, today is the beauty shots with some before images for comparison, it’s quite a transformation! Next week I’ll share the back story with all the little decisions, details, and setbacks that occurred during the nine month renovation, plus sources too. So, back to the beginning. We bought this house last summer but didn’t begin the kitchen renovation until December. It began with demolition, we removed all the cabinets, the wallpaper, the florescent box ceiling light, and the flooring. Here’s what the range wall looked like before the demo. This kitchen demolition went down to the drywall, and we installed new cabinets from Cliq Studios, read about the installation of the cabinets in February here. I wanted light and bright since the space has no windows so white cabinets were the starting point. For a modern twist I used the Harbor color below, here’s what the range wall looks like completely remodeled from floor to ceiling. . This backsplash I love, it’s Tessera from Oceanside Glass Tile. I wanted something different and fresh, modern and geometric and found it in this hexagon pattern broken up into smaller triangle shapes. This is the Kaleidoscope pattern available in dozens of colors but I chose tone on tone white, mixing both matte and iridescent hand cut tiles, half of them shimmer in daylight and are so pretty! The grout is a pale gray to provide a touch of contrast, I’ll share more about its installation next week.   There is no window in this kitchen, the space gets its light from the windows in the family room, breakfast nook, and living room so the backsplash changes throughout the day, more subdued in the evening when the tiles aren’t reflective but they sparkle in the daylight.   On the adjacent side is a second wall of cabinets, notice the the old florescent light box and wallpaper, both were removed. There was a pantry on the right on the angled wall that took away counter space, I moved the pantry to the adjacent breakfast nook space (see pictures below). For storage I chose another wall of upper cabinets but included some glass cabinets in the center for display. The old box fixture was replaced with four recessed cans. I painted the inside of the glass cabinets the same shade of gray as the lower cabinets to tie the upper and lower cabinets together. The countertops are Caesarstone quartz in Pure White with a square edge, read all about the story of the countertop installation, it’s featured today on the Interior Collective blog. On the fridge side, more 1980s wallpaper! All of it was stripped and the cabinets removed. The old and perfectly good refrigerator we moved to the garage. I didn’t care for how the standard depth stuck out into the entry so I found a used counter depth fridge which doesn’t block the entrance and designed the new cabinet plan around it, framing it for a more custom look. Here’s a better view of peninsula that looks out into the family room (but after the wood plank tile floors went in.) Later we removed these cabinets, cut down the pony wall, and patched the tile floor underneath so that the new cabinets and dishwasher sat on the same tile, more on that next week. We kept the appliances in the same spot, this is a slab foundation so it makes it difficult to move plumbing. We cut down the peninsula so that it’s counter height and at one level which is a huge improvement, the counter is now one level surface. Looking in from the other side… Over the peninsula hang a trio of weathered wood and glass pendants. The hardware on the cabinets is the same square nickel pulls I used in the gray and white kitchen remodel completed earlier this year, the same faucet too! Here is the breakfast nook before, the kitchen is on the left. Over the course of a year, we removed the popcorn ceiling, old wallpaper, and ceiling fan and replaced the flooring and window treatments too. As mentioned above I moved the pantry out of the kitchen to allow for more counter space in the kitchen and created a new storage area in the breakfast nook for food and bulk items with twin tall cabinets, in between are glass upper and a lower cabinets with the same Caesarstone quartz countertop for small appliances.        Just a few feet away sit two faux bamboo white barstools which provide additional seating, they swivel so they can face into the family room for TV viewing or conversation. I recovered the seats in a turquoise fabric to coordinate with the layered blue palette.    Find all the sources used in this kitchen remodel in this follow up post.  What’s your favorite change in this space? *This post is sponsored by Cliq Studios, we were provided with discounted kitchen cabinets, all opinions are my own.   …
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Kitchen Remodel Blog

I am in the midst of having our basement remodeled in Vancouver, and we are putting in a kitchen (more of a suite). You raised some great concerns, especially in regards to bringing your kitchen cabinets sample home, in order to see how they looked in your home’s lighting. These are things that I never would of thought of for our basement remodel. But one thing that I didn’t account for with this remodel was price per square foot. We remodeled our entire home in phoenix (3500 sqf) for less than the basment remodel is going to cost here in Vancouver, since the square foot prices are so high. Budget had to be recalculated, as it’s costing close to three times what we originally thought. It looks like you managed your kitchen remodel, and I commend you on that! I travel too much with work so I ended up hiring a very reputable general contractor and designer from Servicegems.com. Thank’s for documenting you experiences with your kitchen remodel, along with the tips. I will keep these in mind with my remodel!
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Kitchen Remodel Blog

A kitchen remodel can be a major undertaking, but when it’s done well, it can have a huge positive impact on the home and the family. Joni Lay, who writes the design and DIY blog Lay Baby Lay, had a kitchen with a good dose of charm, but it wasn’t keeping up with her growing family. A complete remodel was in order, including sophisticated new appliances, new wood-look tile flooring and beautiful custom cabinets. That’s not to mention knocking out a wall and adding waterfall countertops. Here’s her story of how her dream kitchen remodel unfolded, from planning to completion, and some of the challenges she faced. Best of all, she shows off gorgeous photos of how this remarkable kitchen renovation turned out. Whether you’re dreaming of a complete kitchen makeover, or just a modest upgrade, you’ll find plenty of ideas (and maybe a little reassurance) from Joni’s experience.
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Kitchen Remodel Blog

Interior Design Blog by Emily Henderson I started this interior design blog in 2010 as a journal of my style and home projects with the belief that design should be approachable, informational and accessible no matter what budget. As a home style expert who has a strong commitment to peeling back the intimidating layers of the world of home decor, and showing how every person can have a beautiful home that represents their personality, no matter what the budget. After styling for magazines and catalogues for years, I started my own interior design blog, won HGTV Design Star, and have gone on to host my own hit TV show Secrets from a Stylist, Author the book STYLED, and create the design firm Emily Henderson Design. My motto has always been to write and publish on my blog what I personally want to read about. My interior design blog remains personal, totally transparent and honest – documenting both proud and embarrassing design moments/mistakes and giving real life pricing and expectations. I believe that your home should look like you, that every room is soul-less without something vintage or antique. I also believe in having fun. Like, a lot of fun.
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Kitchen Remodel Blog

Hi Kelly, I am glad to read your blog about kitchen re modelling, I must say you have so creatively described about hoe to beautify our kitchen and use the kitchen space to re model it creatively in your tutorial. Your pics gallery is awesome in the blog giving a clear picture and idea. Thanks for sharing this innovative blog.
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Kitchen Remodel Blog

I have to agree here. I just finished an entire kitchen remodel and the process of making detailed decisions and choices made me nuts, but I am very lucky to have a cousin who is an interior designer, only an email away. I consulted with him constantly and he helped me see that some things go together and some don’t (like I was considering vinyl plank floor because of pets but wanted a quartz counter and he encouraged me to go with hardwood floor instead… and I love it and it’s no problem with the cats). He reminded me to bring home samples of things and look at them in my own light and think about them. This remodel started out with my idea to paint the cabinets white and turned into an entire kitchen remodel including a new window. We ended up with **dark** cabinets because they better matched the quartz counter we both fell in love with. All stainless appliances but a biscuit cast iron sink. My designer/ cousin encouraged me to choose what I wanted and what worked for us.

Kitchen Remodel Blog

Kitchen Remodel Blog

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