Creating beautiful things… repurposing vintage & found items-transforming them & combining them to create beautiful new pieces. I didn’t cover the entire area of the floor with heating elements because it makes no sense to heat under the cabinets and appliances. Now came the moment of truth… turning on the floor. However, the price tag they have for the average kitchen remodel was outside my price range.kitchen remodel

An open shelf was suggested by the cabinet maker to break up that huge wall of solid cabinetry. I started getting rid of it a piece at a time, since no person picks up our trash. I wish we had done that years ago, it really opened up the space. The countertops are Caesarstone quartz in Pure White with a square edge, read all about the story of the countertop installation , it’s featured today on the Interior Collective blog.kitchen remodel

BEFORE: 30” range, and awkward corner to left of sink that jutted” out and ruined that counter space as anything but useable. The next thing we worked on was the vent hood and island. I’ve never understood hoods that are not vented-that just ‘recycle’ the air and spit it back into your house.

The microwave worked, but it was a monster and attached as one piece to the stove. So needless to say we had an incredible heat sink that kept floor unbearable, the kitchen cold, and the whole main floor cool. Our house is 16 years old and it looks it. We have had to replace two of the appliances (got the stainless steel ones) just the stove and microwave left (in white and black).kitchen remodel

I started removing wallpaper only to discover multiple layers of wallpaper covering the lathe and plaster walls. AFTER: Lots of light with white cabinetry, turquoise tiles, and Carrera marble countertops. I especially LOVE your counter tops and island top. First smile to YaYa and Aunt Julie Easter Weekend at 3 weeks old, lots more smiles right at 1 month old.