More than a year after starting the renovation, I’m finally sharing our completed green and white kitchen. The renovation process itself took about ten weeks, but between eating and cleaning (and eating again), it has taken me a while to get the finishing touches just right.
This is what the kitchen looked like before we moved in:
And, this is the kitchen right before we started the renovation. (We had the cabinets painted white when we moved in, thinking we might hold out longer than we actually did on remodeling.)
Our completed renovation:
I’ll do a follow up post in the next week or so to show you more of the before and after layouts. (We knocked out a wall so that the old kitchen and front dining room all became one room.) I’ll also fill you in on the appliances, how the kitchen is working for us after a year, etc. But, for now, here are the “after” pictures:
The two big items on my wishlist for this space were two dishwashers (the best decision ever!) and a really pretty hood (we had it custom made). That was definitely my splurge for the space, but I think it was totally worth it. I’m sure my husband agrees. ;)
I also really love having open shelving. I feel like it makes it so much easier to just turn around from the dishwashers and put the dishes away. For the most part, I just keep our everyday dishes here. We added L-brackets from the hardware store on the edges of the shelves to dress them up a little. (I brush-painted them gold.)
That’s me heating up my coffee for the seventh time. (Every morning.) I was on the fence about the microwave drawer but it has worked out really well. I do like that it’s tucked out of the way.
I knew I wanted some color in this kitchen and my first thought was to put it on the island. Our kitchen designer suggested putting the color on the end section of cabinetry instead. I like how it breaks up the long room into different areas. The tall green cabinets both house pull-out pantries and we added the chairs so it would feel like a small “keeping room.” It’s my favorite and most-used spot in the house.
We ended up with a short wall that was really too narrow of a pass-through behind the bar stools to add any kind of function. I took advantage of this blank space and hung a gallery of white frames with some of my favorite color photographs of the kids. (It’s always the topic of conversation anytime someone visits our home.) I was also able to work in the library sconces I’d always wanted.
I continued the green theme on the other side of the kitchen by wallpapering the wall behind our table. I found a green paint (Deep Jungle by Benjamin Moore) that almost matched my wallpaper sample exactly.
This is the same table I have guests sign.
I hope you enjoyed the little walk-through of our new space. Let me know if you have more questions about it that you’d like to see addressed in a future post.
See the entire kitchen layout (before, during and after) here.
KITCHEN ISLAND AREA
GREEN SITTING AREA
All photos by my talented friend Hart to Hart Digital.