Kitchen, Pantry and Stairway Renovation

Welcome to the 90th Metamorphosis Monday!

I love it when readers of BNOTP share pics of recent renovations, because I get to share them with you! πŸ™‚ Brenda, a reader of BNOTP lives in this adorable house with a wrap-around front porch. It may look small from these pics…but it has 6 bedrooms!

When Brenda and her hubby moved into their home, they knew it would need some serious updating. They had just retired and were up for the challenge. Today, I’m sharing Brenda’s kitchen and pantry renovation along with a big change she made to her front staircase.

Here’s a Before pic of one part of Brenda’s kitchen….

And, here’s the after: Wow! Yes, the stove is in the same place. The cabinets above were removed and a pot rack was hung in their place. Really opened up this area, didn’t it.

Another Before pic…

And the After
Brenda has two small dishwashers as opposed to one large one, enabling her to run a small load when needed. Perfect solution for empty nesters or couples where it may take a while to fill up a whole dishwasher. Love this idea!

Love the blue and white color scheme Brenda chose for her kitchen…such a classic combination.

In this remodel, Brenda had her cabinets refaced…

They had some additional cabinetry built, as well.

Some of the cabinets were redesigned with drawers inside.

Pretty neat how they look like regular cabinets on the outside.

See the open doorway…that used to be Brenda’s pantry.

After: Brenda’s husband built lots of additional storage inside. Notice the other changes made to this side of the kitchen…

The cute door was ordered from The Home Depot.

A peek inside…

Stairway Renovation:
Brenda’s home had a closed in staircase originally…very typical for the period her home was built.

They completely re-did it removing the old staircase and putting in a new one, opening it up on both sides. Isn’t it lovely decorated for Christmas?!

Brenda, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful kitchen, pantry and stairway metamorphosis with us today! I know it will prove helpful for folks who are contemplating similar renovations.


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  1. What a fabulous redo. Love that pantry! Mine would probably have more dishes than food.;)

  2. I love Brenda's house redo! The kitchen looks amazing. They did a great job on the stairway, and I love that adorable pantry door.

    Thanks for hosting MM, Susan!

  3. Beautiful changes and love, that pantry!

  4. Hi Susan,
    Thanks so much for hosting this party. It's great fun to see and be inspired by all the participants!

    What a great transformation you shared. The pantry is so organized, makes me want to clean mine out and straighten everything! She really did a great job too on the stairs. I know they are proud of their changes!

    Thanks again for sharing!

  5. Hi Susan,
    They did a lovely job- I love the stairway opened up and the pantry is amazing!
    Thank you for hosting,


  6. Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says

    Wow! What an amazing redo!! I love that pantry too!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting!

  7. Thanks for hosting!

    We're in the middle of a kitchen reno… love the rolling shelves. Hoping to get some of those in our 'new' kitchen!


  8. Thoughtfully blended hearts says

    Ms. Brenda sure made some wonderful changes…lovely home Brenda…and Thanks Susan for hosting this link up!!! It is so much fun…

  9. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    Beautiful job, Brenda (and hubby!) You came up with some great solutions. I especially love the way you opened up your staircase. I know you enjoy that! Thanks for sharing your handiwork. And thanks, Susan, for hosting!

  10. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says

    Hi Susan, happy MM! I think the neatest reno is opening up the staircase-wow!

  11. says

    That staircase is amazing! What a transformation all around. The kitchen and pantry are great as well.

    Thanks for hosting!


  12. DesignTies says

    Wow, Brenda's staircase transformation is amazing!! So much nicer to have an open staircase, and it looks so pretty all dressed up for Christmas πŸ™‚

    Her kitchen makeover is impressive too. Love the pantry door, and her cabinet to the left of the pantry looks great in blue πŸ™‚


  13. Wowsers. What a dramatic difference in that kitchen! Great job! It has made a 200 percent turnaround. Susan

  14. Confessions of a Plate Addict says

    Hi Susan! Love the makeover…especially that fabulous pantry and those great pot and pan drawers! Thanks for sharing it! Have a great week!…hugs…Debbie

  15. Happy Cottage Quilter says

    WOW what a great makeover! Love the kitchen.


  16. Love the makeover!

  17. Brenda what an awesome job your have done there. I love every bit of it. Doesn't it feel so good to have a fresh new kitchen. Makes us better cooks I am sure.

  18. Thanks so much for hosting today! I am off to visit all the great links!

  19. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says

    That is an amazing makeover! Thanks for hosting this blog party!

  20. I love that pantry. Thanks for hosting again.

  21. I love what Brenda did to her kitchen and stairs. Beautiful transformations!…Christine

  22. Fifi Flowers says

    LOVE pantries!!!

  23. SavannahGranny says

    Brenda did a fabulous job with her redo. I especially love the staircase. What a beauty it has become. I Thank you and Brenda for sharing with us.

    I did get my first post on. It took a couple of tries but it is there. Regretfully I was nervous and missed the note about the caps. I will get it right next time. Thanks again for hosting MM.

  24. Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) says

    Brenda has a lovely home! Thank you for sharing with us, Brenda and Susan. Have a great week ahead!
    Best regards,

  25. Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) says

    P.S. Oh, I forgot to say: I love the pantry — especially the door!

  26. gnee @ Singing With Birds says

    Such a fun feature. Thanks for having all of us!

  27. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    What a fun remodel. That pantry is envyable.

    I hope you'll stop by and enter my giveaway.

  28. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Thanks for hosting, Susan! What a lovely house ~ the exterior is a style I like. The kitchen turned out great. I really like the idea of two smaller dishwashers for empty nesters. Love the pantry door, too.

  29. Ann Nichols says

    This is just amazing! Going to be redoing (God willing) an 1860s house soon so I will follow along with joy! So glad to have found you!

  30. To this one more piece of ammunition for the "paint the cabinets" campaign going on at my house! I'd love to hear more about what she did to the hutch. Thanks for sharing the pictures and remodel.

  31. Thank you for sharing Brenda's remodeled kitchen. Blue and white is always a favorite!

    From Virginia

  32. Sailing Simply says

    Beautiful makeover! I know she just loves her new kitchen. That Pantry door is awesome. I just adore a white kitchen. I really am in awe of her new staircase though, what a great transformation!

  33. Heaven's Walk - says

    That kitchen morphed from plain Jane to gorgeous!!! That staircase really opened up that room, too. Beautiful job!

    xoxo laurie

  34. Wow, what a transformation! I love that pantry and all of her "pretties!" Thanks for sharing and for hosting! *Becca*

  35. The kitchen looks great. It looks like the countertop is corian and appears to be the same color as mine. It's a pleasant change to see someone else get away from the cherry cabinets and the granite countertop.

  36. Hi Susan,
    Thanks so much for showcasing another transformation!
    Two things that stick out to me, those great looking knobs and drawer pulls and that awesome Pantry door!!
    Have a wonderful week~
    The Tattered Tassel

  37. Those were some amazing transformations! I especially love the stairway and the pantry! Thanks so much for showing Brenda's home and for hosting yet another great party!

  38. Not only is an awesome transformation but everything is so clean and organized. . .love that part too!

  39. Cass @ That Old House says

    Hi Susan!
    Tell Brenda her kitchen makeover is lovely! I adore the wallpaper she used — I'm thinking of something similar in our kitchen, so it was so nice to see it "in real life."

    the stairs are unrecognizable! How wonderful to have a husband with skills. Mine makes game efforts, but is better with a computer than a hammer.

    Happy MM.

  40. That transformation is AMAZING!!! I think anyone would be proud to call that their kitchen πŸ™‚ They did an amazing job with it!

    Also, I love the idea of visiting the links before & after you. I always try to visit a bunch, but of course can never get to them all (well, I guess I could, if I didn't do anything else all day! There are just so many great projects).


  41. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    I just love seeing the transformations at other's homes. I love that pantry door, I've never seen one like it. The open staircase is so wecoming and perfect for decorating!

  42. Brenda's daughter here…Yep!! I have one talent mother! [even more than decorating and design] Everyone loves mom's house. It's so warm and cozy and you just have such a loving spirit in my parents home. My mom can see the beauty and creation beyond something dull and outdated. I'm a lucky gal having learned from her talents-hope I picked up a few. I hope she'll share her organized quilting room someday too-okay she's probably going to say-no way! but I love that room!!

  43. Wonderful before and after pictures. I could have done without a picture of snow though. ;o} The one thing I don't like about autumn is the snowy, icy, cold weather that follows in winter. La

  44. β™₯ Calamity Anne β™₯ says

    Thanks for hosting another linky party!!!

    I can't believe all the shelves in that pantry…so jealous!

  45. Janet - Birdland Treasures says

    Love the little wedge/corner shelving in Brenda's kitchen – I've been trying to figure out where I could do that in mine. Also – converting a cabinet to drawers – WOW, that would be SO helpful around here! Lots of good ideas here, can't WAIT to start looking through all the links. Thanks!

  46. What a brave couple! They made great renovation in the house!
    I loved the blue and white kitchen and specially the white tile back splash.
    The pantry is very nice with the glass door.

  47. Entertaining Women says

    I am so impressed with the kitchen renovation that you featured this week. I am going to share it with KC; she will totally appreciate it! Thanks for stopping by my post, and for your generous comments on KC's bathroom redo. I also appreciate your encouragement with my 'blog woes' last night and this morning. I eventually did revert to the old editor, and finally succeeded in publishing my blog. Hopefully Blogger will iron out the kinks in the new editor! Please, come visit any time. I'm having so much fun in Blog World! Cherry Kay

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