Welcome to the 251st Metamorphosis Monday!
I have a fabulous kitchen renovation to share! Julie who blogs at Creating This Life, recently shared some great Before and After pics of her kitchen. Julie’s home was 9 years old when they moved in. They took their time before renovating which gave them some time to figure out exactly what they liked and didn’t like about their kitchen.
The fluorescent light and dated wallpaper were definitely on her “got to go” list. The cabinets were in great shape but needed a little tweaking and redesign. The laminate countertops were also in need of an update.
The area around the refrigerator wasn’t functioning well for Julie and her family so it got a makeover, too.
Here’s a view of the breakfast area before the renovation got underway.
Ready to see the After?
Beautiful! Julie went with a beautiful granite called Giallo Ornamental. I love it! Wallpaper is gone and the walls are painted Benjamin Moore, Beigewood. Cabinets were freshened up with Benjamin Moore, White Dove.
Don’t you love the lanterns Julie picked out to replace the fluorescent light fixture? I love the romance and warmth they add to the kitchen!
Julie was thrilled to have much easier access to her cookware once the renovation was complete. Yay, for pull-out shelves!
Her contractor also gave her some great space for items that are best stored vertically like cookie sheets and cutting boards.
This area was completely made over, adding additional storage and function.
You can read more about how this was done on Julie’s blog. She gives some excellent advice about why you should get several estimates and how important it is to find a contractor who listens to what you need.
Remember the breakfast area?
Check it out now! Wow!
The dramatic change you see here in the breakfast area was easily achieved by taking down all the blinds, removing the wallpaper and adding a different light fixture. It’s such a dramatic change, you would think a lot more had been done here, wouldn’t you? It gives us all hope knowing that little changes can really have a big impact.
Stop by Julie’s blog for additional photos and information about this wonderful kitchen makeover.
You’ll find Julie’s blog here: Creating This Life
Looking forward to the Before and Afters linked for this Met Monday!
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In order to link up, you’ll need to include a link in your MM post back to the party so the other participants will have an opportunity to receive visits from your wonderful blog readers.
Please observe these few rules:
Only link up Before and After posts that are home, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking, DIY related.
Do not link up if you’re doing so to promote a website or product.
Do not link up a post that was just linked last week since a lot of readers will have already seen that post.