I lastly have the earlier than and after photographs put collectively so I can present you the modifications we made to our home. With out being too dramatic, I’ve to say that the change is fairly dang spectacular…for those who ask me. And Jeff. We’re nonetheless having fun with the novelty of all the things and marveling at how way more environment friendly our kitchen is now. Plus we completely love the colour change with the white cupboards and our first-ever granite counter tops. As a reminder, we stored our home equipment as a result of they have been in good situation and/or felt pretty new. We changed the cupboards and countertop, and added a single-bowl undermount sink, new faucet, tile backsplash, tile flooring, in addition to a trash bin pullout drawer and our espresso station.
Here is an open drawer, with the hidden drawer partially pulled out:
Oh, and we not solely have a cupboard over the fridge now, however it’s fairly deep. Not gonna lie, I’ve to open the fridge doorways with a view to open that cupboard if I am not utilizing a step stool, however it’s nice to have a lot further storage for objects that I not often use:
One other new factor for us was having a tile backsplash – once more, a primary in spite of everything these years:
This aspect of the kitchen seems to be probably the most modified. We had the bar lowered to counter peak, which not solely opened up the room immensely, however it made the counter tops about 12 inches wider. You possibly can see the trash bin that we added to the left of the dishwasher, which prolonged all the cupboard part an additional 18 inches. It is taking on the identical quantity of area as earlier than, solely now you possibly can’t see our trash and recycling cans. One other factor we did was to make the drywall on the left aspect of the higher cupboards even with the cupboards. It is good to have full clearance below all the set of cupboards now. The outlet for the rubbish disposal/outlet was moved over, which makes for a stretch for me to flip on the disposal, however the different possibility was doing an air swap, which meant drilling a gap within the granite, and we simply weren’t utterly on board with that.
I additionally modified the drawer set to make them wider, eliminating that foolish cupboard on the sting. I feel I’ve proven you the insides of the drawers in a earlier submit, however I am unable to resist exhibiting them as soon as extra:
The black granite countertop is actually laborious to – it washes out so simply in most photographs, whereas in individual, it is lovely. After we began this undertaking, I needed black counter tops, however Jeff was not on board. My mother advised taking a look at honed granite, which is a matte end, and I actually preferred that. As soon as we made our journey to Houston to have a look at full slabs of black honed granite within the granite yards, Jeff was totally behind it.
We selected our slab however shortly earlier than set up, the granite man got here out to measure so he may begin his cuts, and stated that the slab was quick by three inches…which simply so occurred to be the additional three inches that we added on to the trash bin as a result of we determined we needed the cans to slot in horizontally, so we may have each trash and recycling there. Our contractor made a name to the granite yard, and so they did have the identical granite in an extended slab, however as a substitute of getting one which was 2 cm thick, we needed to get the three cm factor slab. Jeff jokes that our trash pullout most likely price us an additional $500 – I truly don’t know as we’ve not reconciled all the things with our contractor. However actually, it is one in every of our favourite modifications to the kitchen, so it was value it.
When you made it to the top of this submit, I thanks for sticking with me. It is the longest of the reveal posts, I promise, however we principally bought a completely new kitchen, so I actually needed to indicate you all the things.
Particulars: Tile is made by Pier, colorway Balboa. Granite is Virginia Mist honed, in black. Faucet is by Delta, type is Mateo. Drawer pulls and cupboard knobs have been bought through Houzz.com. All paint is Sherwin Williams – partitions are Silverpointe, cupboards and trim are Further White. Lighting fixtures are unique to the home, apart from the below cupboard lighting that we love. Cupboards have been customized made by a really proficient native cupboard maker.