My Kitchen Before and After



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This is the kitchen that Ikea built.  Well, maybe not built but they at least provided all the materials!  We did all the building.

The cabinets & appliances cost $6,200 (tax & delivery).  The counter top was around $62 linear ft.  I believe the flooring was around $4-5 sq. ft.

I will be out of town next week on spring break but as soon as I get back I will post the exterior before and afters.

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Faucet: Overstock
Sink: Ikea (not on internet, it's called DOMSJO) $299
Cabinet Hardware: Ikea, ANTIK & GREJ
Countertop: Corian (Home Depot, inc. install)
Flooring: Armstrong
Breakfast Light Fixture: Ikea
Breakfast Table: Ikea, TableChairs, Chair Pads
Rugs: Ikea (older, not available)
Cordless Roman Shades: Payless Decor
Appliances: Ikea (Micro, Fridge, Dish, Stove)
Cabinets: Ikea

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Check out my post on my IKEA APPLIANCES here.

~XOXO~

**I would be honored if you re-posted or share my kitchen before & afters with others. Thank you for sticking with me during this move and remodel. Lots more good stuff to come**






65 comments:

aware said...

Beautiful!

km said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! No wonder you've been CRAZY busy. :)

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I'm glad I came today! Beautiful kitchen reveal! I'll be back to see more.
-Barb-

Julie {CalleLillyCafe} said...

okay... gush, gush, gush! as in love, love, love! yes, I'm jealous! Gor. Geous!!!!! can I come & just sit & ooo & ahh? =)

Love the pink in the header! would you like to do mine? I so need a new header w/more than one big pic!

Rachelle said...

Aww now you didn't want to save the flowered chandy?? :)

Looks loverly.

Jennifer said...

I am in LOVE!!!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Whoa! I'm in love with your kitchen, and more than a little bit jealous. It's gorgeous! All of the details are fabulous, down to those fun striped rugs. Nice job!! :)

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

How fantastic!!! And I know this is a small thing to focus on when so much work went into this space, but I am loving those striped rugs. They add such a fun element to the space!

InMyOwnStyle said...

Love what you did. Every element you added looks divine. Even though it is still a white kitchen it looks dramatically different and warm. Love all the details. All of your hard work was worth it.

My best- Diane

Kristine~Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

It turned out beautifully! You did an amazing job. Now you just get to enjoy! Oh, love the split door in the background too!!!!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Lu-hu-hu-hu-huv that sink! And the backsplash! And EVERYTHING!!

Byron Bright said...

Don't forget to credit WIRED electrical for all the lights! They have done a great job for us...
http://www.wiredelectricalservices.com

Jessica said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous . . . wow so amazed by all of that space! And it looks like you've made great use of it!

Life in the Enchanted Forest said...

Oh, girl - AB FAB!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see the rest. You are a miracle worker, as usual!

Becolorful said...

Ikeacredible! Love it. We were at the big Ikea in Schaumberg Illinois last week and I was drooling over some of there new kitchen mock ups. So functional.
I also love those rugs and if it would be okay I would like to take one of your images and use it in a future post on my love affair with striped rugs. Would that be okay?
Again,
Lookin' good.
Pam @ BeColorful

MOMMY-MOMO said...

sooo beautiful!!

Brighton said...

Beautiful job : o ) Love it!

simpledaisy said...

Oh my gosh....it looks fantastic!!! Great job:)

Mari said...

I saw that sink too, and am planning to get one too for my kitchen redo here soon. Hope they have one in stock!! Your kitchen looks awesome!!

elizabeth said...

Gosh Christy I just love it!! Everything about it!!
Ready to help me plan mine???
I hope I have honored you - I blogged about your re-do!!! Have fun on spring break

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Really terrific job. So light and airy. May you have many happy meals there.

the modern cottage said...

love your blog, so glad I found it~I am kitchen shopping today so you have provided me inspiration.
themoderncottagecompany.blogspot.com
-Alison

Destination Seaborn said...

What a great transformation! Lisa

Armstrong said...

Hi! Your new kitchen looks fabulous! Enjoy your New England Long Plank - Boston Tea laminate floor!

Kim at Armstrong Flooring

LilBuckarooDesigns said...

Oh!!!! It turned out gorgeous!! I am jealous :). Fabulous job!!! Love seeing all your projects!

angela | the painted house said...

This looks AMAZING!!! I love your dutch door and the lighting and the black hutch...it all. I know you must be soooo happy that it is over.

How are you enjoying the IKEA appliances? I've been thinking about using them.

Yea! Yea! Yea!

Josanne said...

How pretty!

Life in the Enchanted Forest said...

So, Christy - did you use the Corian "White Cloud" for your countertops? I know you had previously loved it, and wanted to use it. I, too, would LOVE to have it on my island - but for now, it's faux painted . . . but I still dream of White Cloud in my kitchen!

Anonymous said...

I love it! You guys did a fabulous job!!!!

Love it!
Whitney

Bloggers Abode said...

AWESOME work! So pretty and fresh. I'm loving that dutch door. LOVE dutch doors!!!

Seaside Style said...

Wow, This is marvelous ! Fantastic job, so fresh and clean, I love the brick just outside the room the contrast is wonderful!

michelle said...

Your kitchen is amazing! I love those cabinets. It looks so open and crisp and I adore the rugs you chose. Everything is absolutely beautiful!! I am in love with the little bar too, what a great little spot. :)

Of you, I am fond said...

Looks lovely! It also appears we have the same dining set, Ikea Liatorp all the way :)

Audra said...

Wow, I am now a follower because it looks like our taste is very similar; white and minimal clutter! I love the kitchen!

Frugal Jen said...

Beautiful! I really like how you have the tall lamps on the counter. Makes a great statement.

Thirkellgirl said...

Oh my. You know how every once in awhile there's a photo you see that eats at you? That you have to keep looking at? Your kitchen... sigh. I have been planning to wait to "fix" my tiny, 4-doorway-ed, 1970s kitchen until I can do it "right." But lately I have been thinking about just doing ANYTHING, new Ikea cabinets and that sink, sigh... You may have just pushed me over the edge. More, please. :)

Angeline said...

So jealous. Love it! (The Dutch Door is darling!)

Doreen Grace said...

I love the new look! The wood floors and recessed lighting make a huge difference! :)

Joseph's Grainery Recipes said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! I'm now hoping that Santa will bring me new appliances this year...I know it's a long ways off, but you've gotta start hoping for these things early, right?!

Julie said...

Wow! Great job on the kitchen! I'm partial to white kitchens & yours is gorgeous!

Anne said...

WOW, that looks so great (love me some Ikea). I have identical looking tile flooring in my kitchen currently and really want your new look :)

Crystal (theweekendhomemaker.com) said...

Love it! I have been considering ikea for our kitchen remodel also. Your cabinets look great. Did you have to assemble them all yourself? If so, how long did that take and how difficult was it?

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is gorgeous!! Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

SandyQuilts said...

WOW your kitchen looks wonderful. I've been wanting to do a remodel too but I'm hesitant to use IKEA cabinets. I live 4hrs from one so it'll be a trail to get them to my house ... no delivery. Tell me how do you like them now? love them? sort of love them? thanks

isabeau said...

Wow! it looks awesome! the floors make it look much warmer dont they. you have done a spectacular job!

Chanin said...

I LOVE it!!! I'm so jealous right now! :) I shared your post over on my blog www.mommysreviewsandgiveaways.com

Mark said...

I love it! We are thinking of doing something very similar when we are ready to do our kitchen! Thanks for sharing!

The Lovely One said...

It looks great! I really need to go to Ikea more often.

That is one funky chandelier in the before picture! What did you do with it? That's something that might have sold for a lot of money on Ebay!

Janiece said...

your old kitchen was not bad at all...but the New...WOW!!! BEAUTIFUL!

enjoy your spring break

Mallory said...

Great job! It looks wonderful! Such a beautiful fresh space!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, your kitchen is great. I have designed and installed 6 Ikea kitchens for clients and they were all great. I am always amazed at the engineering of the installation. The first kitchen is about 7 years old and still looks just as fabulous. I know some are concerned because it is so affordable, but go for it. You'll be glad you did!

Mikey said...

I love it! I'm in the last stages of my kitchen reno! Love to have you check it out! http://www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com/2011/04/120000-kitchen-makeover.html

~mikey @ shabby french cottage

Joy @ DesignItHome said...

Looks beautiful! Ikea is amazing, I love their kitchens. How are you finding the appliances?

Irene Robertson said...

Awesome! We are just about finished with our Ikea kitchen too. Looks great!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

FLAWLESS! Love it!
I would LOVE to have you link up to my PARTY! WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!!

And I have a party button you can grab and put on your blog so your friends can come too:)




*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

xoxokara

-Katie Waddell said...

Followed your link over from Kara's Linky Party...so glad I did! WOW!! Beautiful kitchen!!! I have to ask though, what did you do with the chandelier in the before pics?

-Katie

Erin Zacharda said...

WOW - it looks just like it's straight out of the IKEA showroom (I hope you take that as a major compliment)! It looks fabulous!
I would be honored if you linked it up to The AFTER Party at 3 Meadow Lake Cottage!

http://www.3meadowlakecottage.com/2011/04/after-party-and-fireplace-beforeafter.html

~Erin

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

It's beautiful!!! nice job!!

alllebasii said...

This is an amazing transformation! I am curious about the Ikea appliances. How are they in terms of functionality? Are they as good as they look? I would love to hear your views on them!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Your kitchen looks amazing! We are in the midst of an Ikea kitchen reno right now, and yours makes me want to get ours done that much quicker! I've been having a lot of fun browsing around your blog and I'd love to add a few of your images to my inspiration galleries and include you in a feature post. Let me know if you're interested!

Laura Lee said...

So Pretty! I love it!!

Remodelaholic said...

Excuse me for drooling... and covetous thoughts! This kitchen is amazing! I would love to have you over to Remodelaholic to do a guest post about this project if you are interested please let me know and i will send you the details! Thanks,
Cassity

Quiana said...

Stopping over from Elements of Style. Love that kitchen! Have you submitted to Apartment Therapy? You should!

Elle Audrey Marie said...

What a great job, I have such fondness for Ikea, it's affordable and looks fab.

Jennifer said...

Great job. I am so happy to see your Ikea appliances. We just bought a dishwasher and the same stove. Cant wait to use them. Love your kitchen.