Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Heart of the Home Party: My Kitchen

What a great idea for a blog hop party: 'Kitchen, Heart of the Home', hosted by Sheila at Note Songs. Thank you Sheila!

We completely remodeled our kitchen last year and I love everything about it. I will be very, very, very sad to leave my new kitchen behind when we eventually sell. I do certainly know what to look for in the kitchen of our new home, however. I will always love the classic white (cream actually) kitchen:

We chose cream cabinetry, with a darker island (to satisfy my hubby who wanted dark wood cabinets...what's with guys and dark wood anyways??), with granite counter tops.

To see the before pictures (and get a true appreciation of just how far this kitchen has come) go here.

To see all the details of the kitchen reno, plus hints and tips if you are doing a major kitchen reno, go here.

We all love our new kitchen. All the dust and inconvenience was definitely worth it in the end!

Have fun touring all the rest of the kitchens at Sheila's party!


Sherry said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful kitchen! I love an island with different colored cabinets. It is just gorgeous! Thanks for showing us your kitchen.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea it is beautiful! I would hate to leave that, too. I hope you can find a kitchen you love in the next house.

Allison Shops said...[Reply to comment]

You did a beautiful job on the remodel. I know you hate to leave it. I hope you'll drop by Atticmag to see our kitchens - it's a three for one!


SmilingSally said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Andrea,

I love your kitchen. I've recently sold, moved, and as of last December, moved again into my new place. I also had light colored cabinets but now have darker ones. I actually like them, though.

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Marydon said...[Reply to comment]

G'eve Andrea ~ Oh, my, you are moving! I so love this kitchen, but am sure you will do an even better one in the new house.

Have a beautiful eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Christine said...[Reply to comment]

Your kitchen is beautiful Andrea! Love the light cabinets and dark island. I am considering a small refresh on my kitchen too but dread the reno stage- not sure what my family would do without the kitchen for 4 months?? Any chance your new home might be out this way? What design fun we could have if we lived closer to each other xxx

Olive Cooper said...[Reply to comment]

A beautiful transformation and I know you do not want to leave it.

Sandy said...[Reply to comment]

I know it has to be hard to leave that beauty. Great island and I like the glass front doors. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...[Reply to comment]

I took a look at your "before", you're right it has come a long way. I love your creamy white kitchen, pretty backsplash and those pendant lights. Very nice

Shelia said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Andrea! Oh, your kitchen is gorgeous! I know you're so proud of your redo. Love the light and bright cabinets and your darker colored island is gorgeous!! I'm sorry you have to leave it but hopefully you'll have a wonderful kitchen in your new home!
Thank you again, Andrea, from the bottom of my heart for coming to my party.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carolyn said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea, I love your kitchen...awesome makeover! I clicked on link to see what it looked like before and wow! It is gorgeous! I love white cabinetry!

Liz said...[Reply to comment]

What a very pretty kitchen! I love the wood floors and the design of the room. Very nice! :)


Vanessa said...[Reply to comment]

Hi! I've seen your kitchen before but just have to tell you again that I think it is just beautiful! You guys did such an awesome job with the remodel and I love it!

The Inspired Nest said...[Reply to comment]

Wow! That is one fine kitchen! I think that is absolute perection!

Life with L said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful remodel. The wood floor is beautiful. Very cheerful and inviting. Linda

Atelier de Charo said...[Reply to comment]

So beautiful transformation! Very pretty kitchen!


Jennifer said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea your kitchen is amazing!!!! I just love it girl!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...[Reply to comment]

GORGEOUS! I want white cabinets just like yours...PERFECT!! Really a lovely kitchen!

artis1111 said...[Reply to comment]

Love the remodle. Great job on everything. kathy

Sailing Simply said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful kitchen! I love your hardwood floors and your backsplash especially! I also really like the fluted moulding you used around the cabinets as well. It's wonderful!

Charli and me said...[Reply to comment]

Oh my, What a beautiful kitchen you have. It's just lovely!!!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Andrea,
Your kitchen turned out beautiful. What a great island!

Adrienne said...[Reply to comment]

Your kitchen is so nice - what a great makeover! Thanks for sharing it with us today.

Chrissy said...[Reply to comment]

Your kitchen is beautiful. Even I would start cooking meals in there (and I hate cooking).


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...[Reply to comment]

What a beautiful kitchen! I know you must really enjoy spending time whipping up many delights here!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...[Reply to comment]

Your kitchen is so beautiful and the island is PERFECT~!