Kitchen before

brnincalifAugust 12, 2012

Here is my kitchen a few years ago, before any work was done

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brnincalif

Here is the Kitchen after taking down overhead cabinets,redoing the countertops and putting gel stain on the cabinets and adding new hardware. also removed the carpet and installed laminate

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 6:37AM
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brnincalif

Here is the new bigger kitchen window after we took down that overhead cabinet to install a taller window. Still plenty of cabinets left with the island and a tall pantry cabinet next to refridgerator

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 6:49AM
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brnincalif

Here is the same view before

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 6:50AM
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wantoretire_did

Wow, what an amazing difference!!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 10:05AM
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mollycats

Love your make over! You did a great job.
The bigger window and white trim makes such a huge difference. Do you mind sharing what you did to your counter tops?

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 10:14AM
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brnincalif

Thank You! The countertops are actually a kit to transform countertops. It's acrylic paint. You can find them online or at the home stores. It has been on now for about 2 years and is holding up fine. I did put 2 coats of polyurethane over it when I was done though.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 4:30PM
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abbisgram

That looks great. The new window really opens it up. The new floor looks great, too.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 9:18PM
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jessicacope

Is the back splash tiled?
You did an amazing job. Removing the upper cabinet and replacing the window really lightened everything up. The colors you picked for the countertops and the back splash look REALLY good together! And the white trim really works so well with the colors!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 4:04PM
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brnincalif

Yes the backsplash is tile. They're 1x1" tiles but they come in sheets about 12"x 12" pretty easy to install

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 6:32PM
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mmmize25

I love the new look. We're also in the process of redoing our kitchen. We were planning on painting the cabinets, but the gel stain on yours looks so good, you may have changed my mind. What brand and color did you use?

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 3:26AM
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brnincalif

Thanks mmmize25. I got mine at Lowes cant remember the name of it and used all of it. It's a cherry color but I think what you use and how it turns out depends on what color your cabinets are also. mine were an ugly yellowish hue and are not wood, they are particle board so sanding and staining was not an option. It was very easy compared to painting them. Just washed them then rubbed the gel stain over them. I would recommend putting a clear sealer over it though, mine did wear off from use where you touch them over and over.So I touched them up and put a sealer on and that has held up well.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 6:59AM
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mollycats

Your kitchen looks good! I especially like your counter tops.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 4:46PM
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kathyg_in_mi

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 12:24PM
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swidboom

How do you like your wood floors? My husband said everyone tells him they are cold. Job well done.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 6:24PM
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brnincalif

I love them! So much easier to take care of than carpet.
Next we are replacing the old linolem with laminate that looks like ceramic tile

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 6:47AM
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