Vision becomes a reality

cookncarpenterApril 1, 2013

Back in November this was just a plan in my head. The kitchen I did 27 years ago needed a little lift. I built a plywood mock up of the hood to be sure it would work in the space where we had no hood and a downdraft before. Well, I'm happy to say that it did work, and for a couple weeks now we have been enjoying our new old kitchen...

This post was edited by ctycdm on Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 23:05

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cookncarpenter

here's the after, won't let me put more than one pic...

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:01PM
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heidihausfrau

That looks amazing! It was a good idea to do a mock up. Sometimes you just need a visual. Well done!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:12PM
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taggie

That DOES look amazing! Congratulations!!

What are the countertops? Soapstone? And on the bar??

Great job!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:36PM
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cookncarpenter

Here it was before the hood...

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:46PM
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cookncarpenter

Mariana soapstone on the counters, bar tops are 2-1/4" thick Mesquite

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:49PM
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justmakeit

Wowza, that is a glamorous transformation! I love your stove, and the hood adds so much, both visually and functionally. Good vision!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 12:30AM
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cookncarpenter

When I look at these photos I realize some of the best changes are the simplest... getting rid of the wall phone, and covering the outlet with an old Griswold...

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 1:01AM
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smiling

My eye went straight to that perfect cast iron, too, one of my kitchen soft spots...

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 7:10AM
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ellendi

Thanks for the update. DYI are always the most fun to follow:)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 7:51AM
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a2gemini

Wow - that is quite the hood!
Love the counter tops! Nice facelift for your kitchen!
To put more than one picture in a post - you need to use something like Photobucket and copy/paste the html link.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 8:10AM
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cat_mom

Looks terrific!!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 12:07PM
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sas95

Really nice!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 1:04PM
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