Kitchen Renovation-Before Shots + Progress Updates
My kitchen renovation is moving right along. I wanted to give you some updates as well as share some before and in progress shots. I have been posting a ton on my Instagram stories but also wanted to share here, in case you missed it. Well, today is the day! The quartz counters are going in! So this post, in essence is a summary of the last few weeks in kitchen reno land.
We decided early on to keep our cabinets. To replace them was going to be too costly and since they are still in great shape we opted to paint them instead. Just to recap, we replacing counters, redoing back splash, sinks and faucets. In addition we are replacing hardware, adding extra panels to our island and repainting all cabinetry. The lighting is new and so are the bar stools so they will stay.
Last week Peconic Marble came to make the template, which was very exciting! I have always wanted white counters!
We selected Montauk from HanStone. Thank you all for your ideas and insight, I really enjoyed seeing how you voted on my IG stories.
My contractor, who has been a ROCK STAR through all of this, came the day before install to demo so we didn’t have to be without water and electric for too long. He also built the side panels on the bar to enlarge the look, you can find my inspiration images HERE.
This is my paint plan below…
Sneak peek of the new quartz counters!!!!
You can find the FULL post on The Best White Quartz Alternatives HERE.
Stay tuned for the next kitchen post, which will be my source guide.
Happy Friday friends!
We want to replace our backsplash too. It looks like you just tore down the walls and put up new drywall?? That’s what we’ve been thinking of doing. Was that the easiest route? It’s going to look great when done! I can’t wait to see it! Not as bad as you’re anxious to get it done and over, I’m sure, lol!
Hi Holly! I am so anxious to get it done for sure! I really wish there was a better alternative when replacing your backlspash because to have to replace sheet rock seems extreme:(. But…my contractor was able to get it up quickly and with the tile going over it there was no need to spackle, phew! There are the peel and stick ones, if it is a temporary fix then they are worth looking into. Thank you for following along! Have a great Sunday! Jen
wow! I’m late to the party…and will have to see why you aren’t showing up in my stories!
Have you considered taking your cabinets all the way to the ceiling using a fake soffet?
Pretty sure I’ve seen it on pinterest. Your contractor could take off the existing crown, add the panels similar to what he did for the island, and put the crown back up. I think it would really lighten up the kitchen even more. And I’m guessing only his time since materials would be rather inexpensive.
Just an idea…love everything you’ve picked out and can’t wait to see it finished. I love in progress updates!
Hi Colleen, I actually have explored this because I too love the look, unfortunately my ceiling beams would cut right into them. Thank you for sharing your idea with me, it’s defiantly a good one! Enjoy your Sunday!! Jen
So far – so good – I love everything you have chosen! We also painted our cabinets WHITE years ago – and made the counters white too – it gave our kitchen a completely different look – and I still love it – enjoy your new look!
Thank you Olivia!! It does make a huge difference!
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