Saturday, November 21, 2009

Kitchen is Almost Done...

My clients had a tired, small, awkward kitchen, I am not speaking out of line, this is what they told me.  :) 


Before they brought me in, they were talking about moving their existing kitchen to their attached garage so they could have more space. After looking over their existing kitchen I felt like we could work with this quite easily by removing some walls and lifting the roof, okay just ceiling but that was fun to say. 


This kitchen WILL be done by next week, all except some minor things like bar stools (which are backordered until December 26th of course).


In the meantime, and before I get some "after" pics I thought you'd like to see the progress...


I thought I would first start with the formal dining room which my faux painter did a gorgeous job on before I was even brought into this job. These pics really do the color no justice, it's much more rich in person, well it was nice before I knocked it down.


NOW YOU SEE IT....




NOW YOU DON'T....




This is the only before picture in this direction, sorry son of my clients, but really you look fine. ;)  Look at all those walls and angles in that original kitchen....




This isn't the exact same shot but at least you can start to see what happened once we removed the wall in between the formal dining room and kitchen.

We are in full remodel mode in this picture, and that isn't the son on the floor it's the plumber. ;)



This was the wall from the breakfast room to the laundry room.



So we took it down to enlarge the kitchen and we made a room in the garage for a beautiful, enclosed laundry room out there.  Oh so isn't this a BIG difference just losing that wall?  And we got to claim some brick wall that is the back of their fireplace in the living room.




I will show detailed pics next week right in time for Thanksgiving.  


Before you add onto your house think about finding ways to lose some of your walls and reconfigure your space if possible, most of the time it can be done and the afters are sooo much more fun I think, because you actually have "befores".


4 comments:

DesignTies said...

It's going to be fantastic, Marie!! I love kitchen remodels - I've done a few myself and hope to do many more!! I'll be back next week to see your final-result photos :-)
Victoria @ DesignTies

foxy said...

Oooooh... I love before and afters! I'll have to keep my eye on this project!

Thanks for helping to make my SITS day last week extra special!

Tammy Howard said...

This is going to be very cool...

Brooks & Dana Tucker said...

Marie, I saw your post on twitter to Kristina Levy and thought I'd check out your blog. Kristina and I go to church together and are in a bible study together. Great Blog. My husband and I own a faux painting business in Nashville if you ever need any help. We have a blog at www.fauxdaddy.blogspot.com and www.bellandtucker.com Glad I stopped by. I'll be coming back. Take care!
Dana