Kitchen Remodel – The Big REVEAL!!

November 15, 2010 by  

Look At My New Kitchen!

kitchen remodel afterThe After!!
Yeah!! My kitchen Reveal!  I have never had a title back splash before.  Also my cupboards are so much easier to open and close… and they are all wood as compared to the melamine I had before.  I love it…

kitchen beforeOk… here is the “Before” so you can see the difference before the remodel.  The white melamine just wasn’t holding up.

kitchen remodel afterAnd the other side…. notice I got a new sink and faucet too! There is still some dust from the tile work on the counters…but I just couldn’t wait when I took this picture! lol

I am SO excited with it!!

We are planning on selling this house in just over a year to move to our farm house.  Then of course there will be another kitchen to remodel…that one really needs help!!  But, we have kids that need to go to college and we will be able to save some money by moving there. But for now I am going to get to really enjoy this kitchen!

I love my counters – I knew I wanted them to have a “granite” look. But we didn’t feel spending the money on granite was worth wild for us right now. I  wanted a smooth shiny look…. I didn’t want an texture to it.  I had a counter at another home I lived in that had a texture and it was a bear to clean.  This is the Wilsonart Granite Laminate.  That is the name of it… Granite. They have a granite like surface now, but this laminate does not fall into that. That has a texture to it.  I like this much better.

Brand Homes kitchen remodelJerry Brand owns Brand and he did my kitchen.  I made him pose for this right when they were finished…. If you live in the central Ohio (or out a little) and you need a home built, or remodeling done… this is the guy!   I’ve been friends with Jerry and his wife Kathy Brand for years through our church.  I didn’t have to worry about being cheated or prices being “jacked” up.

He went right from working on my kitchen each day to working on helping to build a home for a woman with MS. That job was a volunteer job. He used some of my old kitchen cupboards in her kitchen. How often do you see that?  Wouldn’t that be someone you would want working on your home?

By the way….. my kitchen was not sponsored, I did not get any discounts for mentioning Brand Homes…. I just want you all to know about them because as anyone knows…the construction business is a hard business to be in right now!

Wilsonart did offer me the laminate for my counters.  I ended up turning them down on the offer because of the logistics of getting the counter company to wait on the order etc…  But I did want to mention what my counter laminate was because I am so excited about it. So they are not a sponsor of this kitchen.

We plan on remodeling our kitchen at the farm in the next year and I am planning on using the same counters.

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4 Responses to “Kitchen Remodel – The Big REVEAL!!”
  1. Bins Guy says:

    Greta looking remodel.This sink really make is stick out and the colors are excellent.

  2. Terry Cowans says:

    Kitchen looks great! The darker cabinets really warms the place up, what a change. Good luck moving after you sell, I know how much work that is! Miss you.

  3. Peyton-Leigh says:

    I found your site because I am sitting here with a sample of the Wilsonart “Granite” countertop and am trying to find good photos of what it looks like in a room. So, my question is, how are you liking it after a year and a half of looking at it and using it?

  4. Sandy says:

    I still love it. I had a countertop at one of my houses in the past that had a texture to it and I felt like I could never get it really clean. With the smooth surface I feel like I can get it completely clean. It gives me the “feel” of granite without the price. Thanks for asking.

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