A contractor lived in our house before we did, so we have had it pretty easy with the home care part of home ownership. I mean, we bought the house because it had a doggie door installed into the wall next to the back door! Slowly, over the past six years, we have made our house more of our home, adding little things expressions of our own creativity and personality. One of the biggest projects we have done was to redo our kitchen.
This was our kitchen when we bought it. We love all the storage and counter space that this kitchen provides, but it was a little darker than we preferred. So we painted it yellow.
This has been pretty much what our kitchen has looked like for the last five and a half years. We kept talking about changing the look just a little more, but travel opportunities or other projects took precedent, so we just kept putting it off. Then, on Mother’s Day weekend this year, we took the plunge and changed the cabinets.
Of course, this was just part one of the change we wanted to do. We also wanted to change the countertops.
I wanted to have a darker countertop so that it will be more forgiving on future messes in the kitchen. Michael did the majority of the work on this project. I mostly just took off doors or cleared off surfaces. He has a pretty artistic eye for detail, and did a great job. We used the Rustoleum Cabinet and Countertop Transformation kits. The exact kinds we used are below:
Countertops in Java Stone http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/transformations/countertop-transformations
Have you ever done a major redesign of your kitchen? Have you ever used the transformation kits?