Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Before and After - Kitchen/Laundry/Pantry

Kitchen Before:
The kitchen before.  And Jace.  Original laundry space was in the closet.
Yes, that is yellow laminate counter tops from the 70's.  And layers for linoleum flooring.

But what we had to work with was pretty good.  We considered ourselves lucky.  The cabinets were solid wood and in pretty good shape.  And the kitchen was huge.  It was also sporting your typical and way too popular rooster boarder.  It was all pretty much a no brainer.

Kitchen After:

New wood floor.  Found here.  Same cabinets and lay out, just painted.

New light fixtures.  I love the school house flush mount fixtures.  We extended the counter top past the bottom cabinets and added vintage legs for a bar/laptop space.  It would also work as a phone center.  Every kitchen needs one.  You can take phone messages or look up recipes on your lap top in your kitchen but out of the mess of dishes and food.

We moved the laundry and turned the large closet space into a pantry.  And added a french door for more light.  The kitchen was definitely large enough for an island but since the dining area is in the same room, we chose to skip the island.  A long rectangle farm house table would work so great for this space.  It could serve as an island/work space and dining table.  Lets call it an "eat-in kitchen", shall we?

The cabinet color is from Wal-mart but mixed at Sherwin Williams.  It is called Juniper Gray.  It is even more lovelier in real life.  New stainless steel appliances.  Butcher block counter tops.  Can't go wrong with either.

Laundry Before:

This room was serving no purpose as we could tell.  No plumbing.  No window. Wasted space.

Laundry After:

New plumbing for washer/dryer and water heater.  New window.  Borrowed kitchen cabinet for storage.

Old Pantry:

You know us Mormons enjoy a good pantry but I just couldn't give up all this square footage even if the shelves were already labeled.  And it made more sense to have the pantry in the kitchen.

New 4th Bedroom:

This space now has a window and closet.  It would make an awesome guest bedroom, office, or baby nursery.

More interior pics coming soon.

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