Friday, September 18, 2009

Our Kitchen....AFTER the remodel

Finally our finished kitchen!

We love all the new found space we have now,
because of removing the wall that seperated
the kitchen and the dining room.
We also have our China cabinet built in
where the computer area use to be.
We are enjoying the can lights in the ceiling.
Now we can cook and eat all in one large open space.

We purchased all new appliances, which was fun
and something I've never done before.

We now have lots of counter space for mealtime prep.
In our old kitchen we had 5 drawers,
we now have 13 it's almost like we moved into a new home.
Outside looking in...

We like the cabinets that go to
the ceiling, with lots of extra shelves.

This kitchen remodel was lots of work
but at the same time was lots of fun.
It took Arthur and his team of
older children to tear out all of the old kitchen.
Then it took many weeks of hard work for
the kitchen that you see to be finished.
This was a large part of were our summer went,
into working on the kitchen.
Arthur somedays worked from sun up until late
in the night, doing electrical and plumbing.
Doing all the work ourselves saved us loads
of money. This kitchen remodel is something we
had wanted to do for years and had been saving for.
We purchased building supplies as we went, and
used our savings on our appliances and cabinets.
The final result being that our new kitchen
was paid in full, without any use of credit or loans.


ABandCsMom said...

Gorgeous! That's about all I can come up with. Oh...except, now I want a new kitchen too :o)

Esther said...

Looks beautiful Laura! I'm sure you will enjoy working together with your girls in that spacious kitchen. Now especially that you have another little girl,you will have help in the kitchen for a long time yet. What a big project to have completed.

My name is Sarah said...

Wow that looks great:)

Amanda said...

Your kitchen it beautiful! I love all of the wood. You all really did a great job on it; hard work pays off. I'm really excited for you all that you were able to do it without debt. Awesome!

Michelle said...

It looks beautiful! how fortunate you are that your hubby and older kids are so handy with remodeling!

Theresa said...

It looks like a show room or a model home. I love it. I know it was very needed.

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Mrs. Tara said...

You are correct- it makes it look like a new house. It is hard for me to remember the old kitchen now. I love it!

Heather, Stan and the kids said...

LOVE IT! reminds me so much of our kitchen in on bowman circle. you guys did an amazing job!! enjoy :)

misslynda said...

It is absolutely GORGEOUS! It is a room that you won't want to leave. You all have great decorating sense and PRAISE GOD for a husband who knows how to do all the work. What a tremendous blessing and what a financial testimony!

Lyndi said...

WOW! Looks great! Can we borrow your crew to redo our kitchen?? lol

Raisingarrows said...

Oh, it is so beautiful!

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Amy said...

This is incredible!! Ya'll did a great job:) Looks wonderful!

Beth said...

Wow!! It looks amazing!!!!!!! I hope you enjoy it!

sherriknits said...

Wow! That is like a dream....congrats on doing it w/o going into debt! I love the color of the walls, too!