This post has been a long time coming! I’ve gotten so many requests for an update on our renovation, and specifically on our kitchen. For those of you that may be new to following me, my husband and I have been completely remodeling the house he grew up in. When the opportunity came up to purchase the house, we immediately loved the idea, but we needed to pray and seek if this was the best choice for our family. We loved the house we were in at the time, but I felt that we were outgrowing it quickly. The memories my husband had in this house, and the thought of us continuing to make family memories in it, far outweighed all the doubts that held us back. We decided to fix up our current home and list it a few months later. It was a long and exhausting process, but the listing day came, and it sold on the first day! We knew that was a sign from the Lord that we were doing the right thing.
We moved into our now home, and immediately started the renovations. We loved the house and all the space it had, but we wanted to make it our own, and I was so excited to put my touches on it. I’ve always had a love for interior design and creating a warm and inviting space. Taking this huge project on didn’t seem scary, but more like an adventure! And I was so excited to do it all with my husband.
Here was the kitchen before we moved in. We knew right away we wanted to knock out the wall between the kitchen and dining room to open it up.
Taking the wall down between kitchen and dining room.
We gutted the kitchen down to the studs, reworked the electrical, moved and added some lighting, and added new insulation.
We had our cabinets Amish made by Maple Grove Cabinets in Dalton Wisconsin. They sat down with us, and helped us plan out everything. We had our rough drawing and measurements of the kitchen beforehand, but they helped me decide where to put drawers etc. We picked quarter sawn white oak cabinets, and instead of a stain, we went with a clear coat. We had an amazing experience with them, and you will not get this quality of work and cabinets anywhere else!
We used The Granite Workshop out of Lake Geneva for our Quartz countertops. They were an absolute dream to work with, and the customer service is outstanding!
I decided to order my own backsplash through Home Depot after getting a quote from a tile company that I wasn’t happy with. I got the exact same backsplash for $10 less per square foot. So be sure to shop around and do your research before settling. I then hired a family friend to install it for us, and he did an incredible job! I much rather hire out small business’s or people needing extra income on the side.
And now for the final reveal!!!!
Can you believe this is the same house?! It’s crazy the difference this kitchen remodel made on our home. It feels open, bright and spacious now, and to say we are thrilled would be an understatement! I’ll be honest when I say, living without a kitchen for 6 weeks was hard! We lived on crockpot meals and cold sandwiches, and washed all our dishes in a laundry tub. It was definitely a learning and growing process. I’m so thankful we were able to do most everything ourselves which saved us a ton of money, and gave us so many great new memories in the process!
I am going to add a shopping carousel below where you can shop some of our kitchen details. I can’t link everything, so if you have any questions, feel free to email me or drop a comment below.
Shop My Kitchen
I hope you enjoyed this post. Thank you for letting me share this process with you! It’s been so fun to take you all along with me, and to have you share in my joy of my dream kitchen!
Thanks for stopping by!