A drool worthy kitchen

My parents have had the same kitchen for the past 30+ years- super dated, galley style that’s small and cramped.  They’d been talking for years about re-doing it, but just recently took the plunge, using John Erwin remodeling**  in Olympia, WA (check them out if you’re in the area- they’re a certified green business and members of Olympia’s master builders- and they do amazing work).

The kitchen turned out so beautifully, it’s hard to believe it’s the same space.  I thought I’d share with y’all how it turned out- I haven’t seen it in person, but the pictures are lovely.  Care to take a virtual tour?

Here’s the original kitchen- old and outdated- ouch there’s a lot of orange going on in this photo!

Here’s the exact same view of the new kitchen!  As you can see, they did away with the wall ovens and separate cook top in favor of a range- the burners are gas but the ovens themselves are electric (pretty snazzy).  They also opted for a micro-hood to clear up some counter top clutter.  Speaking of counter tops, they actually chose the same counters that we have- Corian’s Burled Beach.  They photograph fairly boring, but trust me, they’re GORGEOUS in person.

Continuing with the tour…

Here’s what the kitchen view used to look like as you walked in the front door (this was during demolition, obviously).
Here’s what it looks like now- two nice big openings.  They couldn’t fully open it up because the wall is load bearing.

 As you walk up in the kitchen from the front door, there’s a lot more cabinetry and an appliance garage to store things in.  Plus a drool worthy fridge- so jealous!

They had their pass through widened- before you had to sort of bend down to talk to anyone in the living room.  You can see they like the craftsman look- and they have a lot of wood paneling.  Who else thinks they should paint their paneling??  Is it just me??

 A view of all the counter top space they gained- and the pretty tile back splash they had installed. Plus all that lovely under cabinet lighting!  It’s all LED- they managed to find warm LED light strips which is pretty cool (I’m not a big fan of the blue LED lights).

 And a close up view of the back splash tile, wall color and counter top- probably the closest approximation of all the colors.

 Isn’t it beautiful?  I’m dying to see it in person- it’s so weird to have the kitchen that I grew up in no longer exist!  They are so lucky!!

Linking up!!

**Disclosure statement:  I was not paid or compensated in any way by this company for my opinion- I just think they did a great job and wanted to show it off to y’all.


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