Monday, January 23, 2012

Kitchen Reveal!!!

The time has come!  I'm ready to show you guys how my kitchen turned out!  We just finished the back-splash last week so all the major elements are in.  We still have a few odds and ends to do and I need to decorate above the cabinets and make curtains for the window... but I'm excited to show you what we have at this point.

But first I have to remind you what it looked liked when we started...

And here it is now...

As you can see the kitchen got a complete new layout.  The original plan was to just refinish the cabinets and get new counter tops and appliances, but once we got in there we realized that the sub-floor was rotted and needed to be replaced.  And since we had to rip it out anyway, we decided to just start over.

Once the space was clear I immediately decided I wanted to redo the layout.  (Funny how I never would have even thought it was possible until I was looking at a blank space.) We kept all the appliances where they were so we wouldn't have to move plumbing or electrical, but by removing the tiny closet and pantry we made room for a whole pantry wall.

There is SO much more storage here!

And I also decided to get rid of the bar and put an island instead.  It really opens the space and makes for a great center work surface.

And you can bet that I'm loving all those drawers!

The cabinetry was made by Merrill Woodworking out of Rigby, Idaho and they did a fantastic job and came in substantially cheaper then anyone here in Utah.  I had them do all the outer cabinets in this fantastic grey with a brown glaze over the top.

And the island is black with the brown rub-through effect. 

The Granite is also out of Idaho and was done by Universal Stone.  Its "Galaxy Black"  and I love that its fairly uniform and not too busy, but it still has some great character. Its a beautiful mix of blacks and greys with gold flecks in it.

Flooring is the same laminate that is in the rest of the main floor and the walls are Sherwin Williams "Amazing Grey."  The back splash is done in the always classy white subway tile.

So that's it!

I think it turned out amazing and is such a big difference then what was here a few short months ago.  Now I just need to find some time to get up there and decorate!  Can't wait!

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april@gingerbread said...

Love the punches of turquise!

Candice said...

Oh my goodness, your kitchen is sooo beautiful!! You guys did an amazing job. I'm sure it was a lot of work but it looks so great I'm sure it was worth it!

MaryBerry Boutique said...

I actually said WOW out loud! So pretty!

Krista said...

AMAZE-BALLS!! This is the EXACT kitchen I had in my last house and if it looked like this, maybe I wouldn't have moved! ; ) Such an incredible job, vision and final product!! Beautiful!

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Holy cow - love all the changes. I am totally digging that pantry wall. That cupboard space is to die for. What a great change. Who wouldn't love to cook now?!?

CurlyGirly B's Mommy said...

Wow, it is gorgeous!!! I am completely inspired to update my kitchen!

Candace & Nicole said...

I am dying over your wall of storage. Amazing change, Great job!

Creative Raisins said...

Okay I am blown away. I love the large pantry and the two different colored cabinets. Okay really I love everything about it.

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, i love the fridge's new home and the surrounding cabinets. the soft colors look great, congrats on your "new" space.

Jenny @ An Apple for the Crafter said...

It looks awesome. I kept scrolling back and forth in disbelief!
I'm guess the curtain is going to be that great little punch of aqua?

Suzanne said...

So beautiful! Love your color choices and the additions you made!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

WOW, what a beautiful makeover! Lots of storage. I really like the island.

Jamie @ the Backless Shirt Blog said...

This gives me hope that my kitchen (that sadly resembles your 'before' pic) will one day be as airy-feeling as your new space! Love. Love. Love.

Welcome to Our Story said...

Wow, I am in love with your kitchen makeover! I saw your comment and link on tatertots and jello and happened to click over. So glad I did! I love your blog. My kitchen looks SO much like your before, almost identical layout and cabinets. So how do you feel about giving up your bar? My kids eat there all the time. I love the idea of an island but don't know if we could give up our bar. Your wall of cabinets/pantry is SO pretty. I wish I could do that. We have two doorways that would keep us from doing that. Thanks for sharing and I would love even more details. Are the cabinets all new, or did you paint your old ones and add some new ones? They are beautiful.

Trica (Tree' - ka) said...


Danielle said...

It looks beautiful. I love how you changed the layout. I wouldn't have thought you could do much with that space, but you made it amazing! You are very talented.

SuzSpeaks said...

Krystal! I absolutely love it. What a transformation!! Enjoy it!!

Lindsay said...

Wow! Thats one nice kitchen. I love your cabinets thwy are fantastic and that wall of storage is to die for.. Great job. Your gunna love cooking in there.

Lowri said...

This is AWESOME!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It looks amazing- I love the gray- so pretty and sophisticated!! Would love for you to come share this at my decorating link party- going on all weekend at my blog!

modern jane said...

Gorgeous. I'm loving grey cabinetry!

KellyH said...

Love your kitchen! I'm in the middle of painting my cabinets and thinking (hoping) they will look somewhat similar to yours when I'm done. My Island was just painted black and I'm painting the main cabinets Fieldstone Gray (Ben Moore.)
Anyway, I also love the door painted black I've been pondering painting all of the doors in my house either black or grey. Black may win.
Thanks for sharing!

myfairlady2511 said...

Krystal--I have the same layout in my kitchen (except my fridge is where your door is next to the stove) and have been dreaming of doing EXACTLY the same thing--pulling out the peninsula, moving the dishwasher around by the sink and extending that counter, and putting in an island! It is great to see your before/afters to know it would really work! Can't wait to show this to my husband-thanks so much for sharing!!!

Gallamore West said...

I love the grey cabinets, the adorable pops of turquoise {your Kitchen Aid is SO cute!}, but ohhhh that pantry wall is amazing!! Great job!
Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

Erica said...


Brenda said...

Beautiful! I love it! You did a great job!

Western Warmth said...

Gorgeous! Found your blog through tatertots&jello. We are renovating a house too. Will come back here for ideas!

Cary M. said...

Wow!!! Beautiful!!! Are words that come to mind.
What a get job!!!

Kali at The Vintage Milk House said...

Stubbled upon you this afternoon looking for design inspirations. Now following & will be linking back to you for my design reveal at THE VINTAGE MILK HOUSE.

Love your kitchen! Thanks for sharing! - Kali

arrielle_p said...

WOW A kitchen design like this I want to put it on my condo so that I surely enjoyed cooking. You did a great job painting and designing your kitchen! :)

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The Chubby Dove said...

Love your kitchen redo - great job!

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Angi said...

What color paint and glaze
are the grey
cabinets/brown glaze?

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