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New Project Update Kitchen Before and After

  For those of you just joining us this project is a house that was purchased to sell. You can read about it here , and  here I always have great intentions of taking more progress shots but the house was finished last week and is already on the market. Here is the newly remodeled kitchen.  image image image   image   image Now let’s take a look back at what the kitchen  when we first purchased the house. Here is the kitchen looking from the family room . image Here is the same view of the kitchen now.  As you can see this kitchen was really a dark hole.  My son (Hattersley Construction)  had the brilliant idea of adding a skylight which made a huge difference.  Also the refrigerator will be where the oven once was and the range is located where that bank of cupboards are across the back. image Here is a shot of the South Side of the kitchen looking into the living room. Notice the dark paneling. image The sink and dishwasher are basically in the same location but a bank of upper cabinets were added so to gain more cupboard space.  image Another one of the boys’ brilliant ideas was to take out this hideous shelf and replace it with a wraparound bar image There is plenty of room for four bar stools even though I staged it with only two, and the kitchen became much more accessible to the family room. image When I  first saw this space we envisioned open shelving across the back wall to give it a more up to date look. Here is what it looked like before we added the shelves Iimage In my next post I will list the sources for the kitchen. Keep in mind that this house was remodeled to sell.  Hence we had a strict budget. If anyone is interested the house is for sale.  You can find the listing here  I think our wonderful realtor Bill Huber of Huber Real Estate will be having an open house next weekend for those that are interested. 

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  1. withbigyellowdogs says

    Oh wow! So many ideas to "steal" and file away in my brain for future use in my own home. I just wish inexpensive subway tile was available cheaply in South Africa. 🙁 Oh well! I'll just keep drooling over your images…

  2. miss b says

    What a transformation and an excellent result! The skylight, open shelves and wrap around bar were all great ideas. I love the light fittings and the yellow accessories – those bowls are gorgeous! Thank you for your lovely comment – I'm pleased you enjoyed my tour.

  3. Anonymous says

    Hi. I am quite interested in this project as I just purchased a new old home in Santa Fe and we have a limited to no budget but the kitchen desperately needs an update. I'm wondering if you wouldn't mind letting me know the approximate cost and if you know good people in Santa Fe? Love you blog in general! Monica Bracht [email protected]. Thanks kindly.

  4. Nella Miller says

    Hi Cindy, you and the boys have done a wonderful remodel….I love the bright colours paired with the darker cabinets…but especially that you get to collaborate and work together on these projects…very special….N.xo. Thank you for the very kind comment today ….

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