The day is here! After a ton of projects, a lot of hard work and a few disagreements, I can finally say that the kitchen remodel is done! It took a
little lot longer than either one of us thought it would but it’s totally done and I can’t wait to finally give you the tour.
We started the remodel on our small galley kitchen in January 2015 with a plan to lighten up the space and create more storage. Here it is before we moved in, red cabinets and all.
And the after. Such a huge difference, don’t you think?
The 2 things that didn’t change in the kitchen were the appliances and the tile floor.
Before we installed the cabinet that we built.
We love all of the prep space that we have now and the hubs uses every inch. This is how it looks every day, not styled and ready to use.
This house was built in 1956 and had enough space for a small refrigerator, not the monsters that we all have now. We built a cabinet around it to help disguise it, and give it more of a custom look, but there’s no denying that it’s huge.
I won’t subject you to any more bad “before” pictures.
The end cabinet, where I store all of our dry goods, was our final project. It’s the first time I’ve been able to store all of my food in one place and it feels like a luxury.
It still feels strange to walk into such a bright space and, even though we didn’t add any square footage and added a cabinet on an empty wall, it actually feels bigger. It’s the first white kitchen that I’ve ever had and I love it. I think it was the right thing to do in this small space.
I have to say that I’ve loved the whole process of doing this remodel. Yeah, it was difficult at times and sometimes the mess was hard to handle, but I really enjoyed it. Now the hubs…I’m not so sure he would say the same. 😉
If you have any questions about the kitchen, feel free to comment or email me and I’d be happy to answer.
Thanks so much for sticking with me through the 418 days of this kitchen remodel and for all of your encouragement when I was feeling down. I can’t tell you how much your support and comments have meant to me.
I’ve also shared a post on all of the projects we did, including sources of all the products we used, if you want to check it out.
In case you missed it, I also shared a tour of my small home with tips on making the most of your small space.