Saturday, August 7, 2010

Kitchen Renewal

It has been a while since my last post as life sure has been busy!!

I have been working on renewing some areas of my loft, the biggest being the kitchen. The 'bones' of this loft are wonderful...original 100 year old wood floors, brick walls, exposed wood and iron beams, 14ft ceilings with wood panels etc.

I love the colour of my cupboards and wanted to jump off from there. This is the 'before' of the kitchen.

As you can see...great place to start but a bit plain. I wanted to pick up on the grey tones in the cabinets, so here are some 'after' pictures.

As you can see, I need a 'prettier' coffee maker!

The counter is granite which I had installed through Home Depot. I can't get over what a beautiful piece of stone it is...the pictures don't do it enough justice! Home Depot's customer service was amazing and so much so, that I ordered a bathroom counter too (pics to come soon). The backsplash tile was inspired by a friend's kitchen tiles and they were installed by my very talented brother, Mike McDonald.

I am also having a butcher block top made by local Mennonites for my 8'x3' island and once that is completed, I will post pictures. I can't wait to see the finished product!

Needless to say, I LOVE my new kitchen and a HUGE thank you to everyone that helped put it together! :)

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