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Kitchen Renovation | It's Finally Done! - Wendy Will Blog
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Kitchen Renovation | It’s Finally Done!

August 30, 2011

Our home is nearly twenty years old and the original builder-grade kitchen was failing us.  When we were looking at new homes and flirting with the idea of moving it was the kitchen that was the biggest draw for us.  We finally realized that if we were going to stay in our current house, we would have to address our ugly and outdated kitchen.  In July we broke ground on the kitchen renovation and it’s finally done!

Come take a peek!

Kitchen Before & After
The footprint of the kitchen remained the same with the exception of the island.  We now have seating up to five at the island.
Powder Room B&A
Newly built cabinetry, counter, backsplash and flooring in the powder room.  Still looking for a new mirror!
Fridge B&A
With the new Sub Zero refrigerator we lost a few inches in the pantry but the space is made up with the new pull-out shelves within the pantry.
Sink B&A
It took a lot of convincing to talk my husband into the deep one basin sink.  It might have had something to do with my inability to empty the dishwasher in a timely manner!
We moved the TV from an adjacent wall to over the fireplace, added a frame around it, and installed a couple of new shelves in the media cabinet for a better use of my knick-knacks.
island B&A
The Wolf drawer microwave was installed in the new island to make room for the custom ventilation hood over the stove.
I’m absolutely in love with our newly renovated kitchen!  What do you think?  Check back Wednesday for a look at some of my favorite things about it!
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Sara @ Periwinkle Papillon August 30, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Is it alright to be super jealous and 100% stoked for you at the same time?
That is one AWESOME looking kitchen!!!


Wendy August 30, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Thanks Sara! Come on over next time you’re in So Cal! xo


Chrissy @ Fireflies and Hummingbirds August 30, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I LOVE it all! I really, really like the single basin sink! I think this is a change I want to make in my own kitchen!

Love the new blog design, too!


Wendy August 30, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Thanks Chrissy!
I never knew a new sink would make me so happy!


Colleen - Mommy Always Wins August 30, 2011 at 4:31 pm

BEAUTIFUL! Love all of it!


Wendy August 30, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Thank you! And thanks for commenting!


kathleen August 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Grat new look and great new remodel!


Mama Spaghetti August 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Love it! It looks amazing. And love the new blog! I’m jealous.


Lindsey (aka modchik) August 31, 2011 at 1:51 am

so now I know where we are going to meet for coffee… in THAT NEW GORG KITCHEN of yours! It is beautiful!! I want to hear all about the Wold Micro..ooooo tell me more.

PS – serious appliance envy going on over here.


Dana Pratt August 31, 2011 at 3:06 am

Omg it’s beautiful! Great choices on your part, obviously:)


Wendy September 1, 2011 at 4:58 am

Thanks Dana! When you coming over for that glass of wine?


Nicole August 31, 2011 at 4:46 am

It looks amazing!!! So does the new blog design. You just earned yourself Mazel of the Week!!!!!!!


Wendy September 1, 2011 at 4:58 am

Mazel! <3


whitney August 31, 2011 at 12:28 pm

the blog design looks great – and that kitchen is stunning! very nice.


Wendy September 1, 2011 at 4:57 am

Thanks so much!


moana September 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Gorgeous!! Seriously exactly what I would’ve chosen in my dream kitchen. Congratulations!


Wendy September 7, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Thanks Mo! Come over for a playdate! Or maybe when the kids are both at school! :-)


Mama Bub September 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm

LOOOOOVE this kitchen! I love white cabinets. Who did your TV frame? We’ve been wanting to add one to ours, too, but the one quote we got was kind of outrageous for what seems like a pretty simple job.


Wendy September 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Thank you!!
I’ll send you the info for the guy who made the TV frame. My dad wants one too!


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