Kitchen Before and After

A brand new kitchen…

Check out our kitchen remodel before and after photos.

I hope these photos can inspire you if you are thinking of remodeling your own kitchen!

Before I reveal our kitchen before and after pictures, I thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and I’d show you how the kitchen looked when we first bought this house. Those of you who have been following me since the beginning might remember these.  For those that are new here, take a look at this 1980’s gem.

Kitchen Before and After
View from garage entrance, Before
Kitchen Before and After
More cabinet photos
Low ceilings, outdated cabinets, and fake wood countertops, oh my!
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View from guest rooms, Before
Kitchen Before and After
Old living room
Kitchen Before and After
View from living room, before

Let’s Open Up the Space…

As you can see it was very outdated, quite small and very closed off.  Everything was original including the formica cabinets and countertops, linoleum flooring, bad lighting, etc.  I had a vision to open it all up and add a HUGE island.  Here are the plans the kitchen designer and I came up with.

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Large island, new cabinets
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New kitchen layout
Kitchen Before and After
New kitchen layout

And finally, the Kitchen Before and After Pictures…

And this is how it looks today. It is pretty much unrecognizable. It is much more open, which we love. I tried to match up the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures as best as I could, all taken from the same angles so you could see the dramatic results.

Kitchen Before and After Details…

Lunada Bay Tiles is where I got our backsplash.  It is called Agate Glass in the color Pearl.  We used 1×3 bricks.  They were on the pricey side but so worth it as I think the colors really tie everything together. We used white grout and it came out perfect. It is really pretty. These pictures don’t really do them justice.  It is much nicer in person.

Our counters are Pompeii Quartz and are called Cloud Nine.  I love them so much.  Easy clean up, no staining, they don’t scratch and are very durable….so far.

Our cabinets are custom made by Kitchens by Clay in Naples, Florida.  They are shaker style in bright white.  My husband thought the white would be hard to keep clean, but it isn’t.  Things just wipe right off of them. We selected all drawers for the lower cabinets and they are awesome!  I haven’t even come close to using up all the storage space yet. The island has four cabinets (where the barstools are) for even more storage.

Can I just talk a little more about my island for a sec? It is 11 feet by 5 1/2 feet which is HUGE and I love it.  They say everyone always gathers in the kitchen during parties and it’s true.  This island has plenty of room for everyone to hang out. We purchased the barstools from and they are nice quality and very solid!  The pendant lights are from Lowes.

Kitchen Before and After
Another angle of my kitchen island reveal
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Kitchen Island, view of wine fridge
Kitchen reveal and view of Ice Maker
Kitchen view

Our appliances are all Jenn-Air which is Whirlpool’s top line, and we have been happy with them so far. We are loving the ice maker that my husband insisted we have.  We use it everyday and it has been great for when we have people over.  We weren’t sure if we’d like the under counter microwave, but we do.  We really do.  We also LOVE our wine fridge.

The paint color on the walls is Topsail by Sherwin Williams. It is a very pale blue.  Those that know me well know I love blue.  You’ll see a lot of it throughout the House house.

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View from the Living Room
View from the Living Room
View from the Living Room
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Kitchen – After, view from guest rooms
Kitchen Before and After
Kitchen view into living room

(Side note – I have to say that my kitchen counters are usually never this clean.  I wish I could keep them this way all the time.)

Repainted Wine Rack Area

We have had these wine and wine glass holders from Pottery Barn for years, so we decided to paint them and hang them in this little nook. In some of the above pictures you might notice they are black, but I’ve since painted them and think they look much better. I know it’s ugly but there is just never a good place to put the cat food dish and our Zephryhills water dispenser so they both reside in this area.  Hey, the cats gotta eat too, right?

Well, that is about it.  Overall, I love my new kitchen.  It makes me happy everyday and it is a joy to cook in.

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  • Reply Kim @ Sand and Sisal August 17, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    It turned out so beautiful! What a wonderful island space to entertain on too! Looks like your family and friends are enjoying it all! Congrats!

    • Reply Jodi House August 17, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you so much and thanks for the backsplash inspiration. It looks perfect.

  • Reply Dennis House August 17, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Looks great, Jodi! Can’t wait to see in person.

    • Reply Jodi House August 17, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you! Can’t wait for you guys to see it in person too. Hope you can come down to visit soon!

  • Reply Aaron Jundt August 17, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Love that island! That house came along way.

    • Reply Jodi House August 17, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Thank you. Yes, it sure did. It looks like a totally different house. We love it.

  • Reply Liberty May 28, 2020 at 12:17 am

    Wow! I love a good before and after and this is certainly one of them!


    • Reply Jodi House May 28, 2020 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks, Liberty! I LOVE a good before and after too!

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