The kitchen remodel is officially over, finito, done, complete. Ahhhhhh. We are all so excited about the new kitchen and lovelovelove it as I say, or “L – O – V – E!” as Ro says with a twirl and a giggle.
Here’s a quick peek at what it looked like before:
And here she is now, ready for some serious cooking and some not-so-serious decoration:
We built storage all the way around the new picture window and the new, larger island, and put outlets on every corner of the island so we can use every inch of it during parties. We also moved all outlets low to the counters and turned them sideways so they’re hidden by whatever we’re plugging in:
So thrilled with the woodwork:
All pantry and lower shelves are pull-outs, all drawers are deep and oh-so-useful, and we’ve got built-in organizers like the baking-sheet dividers:
We picked the Wolf double ovens because we just liked everything about them -- from ball-bearing (non-screeching!) racks, to the user-friendly features, to the fun blue color and auto-flipping control panel (seen in mid flip here):
We made the island as big as we could without having to seam the granite – so it’s one solid slab:
We’ve got hidden outlets in a few cupboards, like this broom closet which has four outlets to charge up our phones and iPads every night:
We went with soft close doors and quiet-close drawers, so everything silently and automagically closes with just a nudge. The trash compartment opens with a nudge too:
Can you feel my grin through the screen?!
PS: The tiny backsplash under the window will be completed this coming week, but it doesn’t hold us back from anything so we’re still calling this kitchen done. We haven’t done any decorating or put anything in the glass cabinets or open display cabinet yet. Any ideas?