Since my regular blog readers saw some photos of my kitchen in mid-remodel and had to listen to me complain about all of the sanding and staining and polyurethaning, I figure it’s only fair that I share the before-and-after slide show now that it is finally finished.
We completed this remodel on a tight budget. We did not want to remove the cabinets entirely because we didn’t want to spend that much money on a house that is not our “forever home” and may never sell for enough to justify all that work. But we wanted to give the cabinets a new look without simply slapping a coat of white paint over the old, scuzzy finish. So we got ourselves roped into sanding down the lot of them, restaining them a colonial maple color and adding new hardware.
We also got a new laminate counter, ripped out some old, fugly fake brick back splash and had a new tile back splash put in. We replaced the sink and outlet covers. Still need to find a new light fixture for above the sink, replace the old ceiling fans and do some touch-up painting, but you can see that it’s quite the makeover! Thanks for the advice along the way.