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Before & After

Kitchen Remodel and then some

Bonnie PaulinSeptember 3, 2012
This kitchen remodel was long over due. This now open space used to be three separate rooms, a formal dining room (which we never used), the kitchen from the 80s and an awkward breakfast nook. We also remodel and expanded the laundry room and powder room and installed hardwoods throughout the lower level. Unfortunately, we ran into some structural issues that ate up over 15k of our budget, but thats a remodel!
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Emily Hurley
Turned out great! Really fantastic space.
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 5:54PM
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Yes, nice mix of natural and painted cabinetry. Very spacious kitchen !
    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 6:34AM
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Granite Transformations
did you work with a designer on your remodel? it came out beautifully! thanks for sharing
    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 6:41AM
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What a beautiful open family space! I love the mix of cabinetry and your spacious island. Stunning!
    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 6:43AM
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Studio S Squared Architecture, Inc.
Feels very warm and inviting, a nice open arrangement. I very much like the look of the "china cabinet" in the dark wood.

Perhaps the cabs on the window wall could have been white as well, the mix/match upper and lowers here look a bit busy.

Also think a large picture window with two narrow operable sidelights would have been better over the sink, so that there is not a chunk of window sash directly in front of the sink.

But all in all, great work, a kitchen that anyone would be proud of, to be sure!
    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 9:00AM
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Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
Oh this is so gorgeous - like the feel and extra room of the space! It really is lovely - sorry bout the extra $ spent - spread it out over the many future years you will be cooking and entertaining in this family social room - enjoy every minute!
    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 9:06AM
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Bonnie Paulin
Thanks everyone for the great comments. I am fanning my peacock feathers right now. I did this myself. I did pay a design consultant to come look at the space but did not care for ANY of her suggestions. I looked and hundreds of magazines and spent hours on the internet planning this space. Trust yourself, you know what you like. My only advice is stay neutral! Oh, and plan on spending more than you think with a remodel. Problems do come up.
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Great job!

How do you like your cooktop in the island (with I assume a downdraft vent)? Does it work well for you?
    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 10:47AM
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Reico Kitchen & Bath
Love the mix of colors on cabinets, countertops and throughout!
    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 6:00AM
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Bonnie Paulin
MMILOS - Yes, it is a downdraft and I love it. Worth every penny. I love all the space around the cooktop. I cook a lot and I don't know how I did it without the space. Meal preps are easier and entertaining around food prep is so much fun!

Reico - I was a little nervous but have absolutely no regrets. I figured if I kept the furniture simple in style It would flow smoothly. I have gotten so many people stop by to take a took. They love it! My cabinet maker has done well after me. LOL! My bath is next and I can't wait. Looking for ideas all the time. Thanks so much all!
    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 5:08PM
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