Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Our Kitchen BEFORE & AFTER Showdown!

Now that you've seen the kitchen, I wanted to write this post because despite my overseeing the whole renovation process myself, I still can't believe 'we're finally there'!

I mean, l like looking back and seeing how it all began and putting the photos of the kitchen Before and after, is just enough to make me think, 'Why didn't I do this sooner?!"

 Anyway, enough talk, I'll just show you what I mean, let the showdown begin...



Even the blog name was different then!


Cabinets Showdown


Sink & Oven area showdown


Island showdown


Pantry Showdown


Office Showdown

I can clearly see the winner here but despite my shiny new kitchen, I still like looking back at the old photos of the kitchen since a lot of memories are still embedded in that old kitchen. Tacky and brown as it may seem, it was still loved and used well by me and visitors who've come along our home for the last 3 years.  Sigh.... but no, I'm definitely not going back to the 'old' one literally, just the memories...

I'm hoping to make new and better memories with the new one soon.


How about you, have you remodeled and missed something from your previous space?
 Would love to hear your thoughts! Please share away...


24 comments:

  1. What an amazing job you did!!!! I'm especially in love with the pantry. What a beautiful kitchen - well done!

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  2. I'm still lovin' it! Really amazing to see the before and afters too. Jealous over here ;)

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  3. It seriously doesn't even seem like the same home. You did such an amazing job!

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  4. OMG Vel, it is seriously beautiful! I love all the glam touches and the contrast with the dark wood. Love your desk area, too. I know you are pinching yourself every time you go in there! You deserve it! Congratulations on a job well done. I love the LIGHT in there! ( and the PJ wallpaper!)
    xo Nancy

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  5. Hmmm.....I think someone really likes her new kitchen....lol! You just keep smiling and enjoying, because it is beautiful!

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  6. That was fun to see, and WOW - quite the before and after!!!! Enjoy it Vel!!!

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  7. Vel...Your new and improved kitchen is just awesome...from end to end! I love it! You worked so hard and it shows...as in your good taste and style! I do believe that the "befores" of your kitchen are not too shabby...a wonderful kitchen and we always hold our earlier homes close to our hearts! :) In any case...just love this and what you guys have done!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. Vel!! It looks amazing! So happy for you. I'm so jealous. Enjoy your new kitchen!

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  9. I do understand how you can somehow miss a space you have lived in for a while, but the new kitchen is amazing and you'll soon have so many memoris in this new kitchen.

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  10. Your kitchen is gorgeous. It does looks so fresh, light, new and elegant. Gorgeous!
    Thanks, Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  11. How on earth did my dream kitchen end up in your home instead of mine????
    It's absolutely gorgeous - love every single detail about this - it really would be my dream kitchen!!!
    XOXOX

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  12. Okay I am still so totally in awe of it Vel. So stunning! What an amaaaaaazing transformation!! Thanks so much for sharing at Work it Wednesday this week:) Hope to see you back!

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  13. What a great makeover. I am crazy about your new cabinets with the glass doors along the top. Do you still like the flooring now that you have lived with it? A friend of mine is replacing her kitchen floors and she is considering laminate.
    Traci

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  14. Congrats on a wonderful remodel Vel! And glad everyone "survived" :) Your kitchen is simply beautiful and it looks like it functions very well too, so win-win, neither form nor function were compromised!!! I love many of the touches around the kitchen but the pantry with the gold glam screens just sizzles. I hope you have many happy hours in there. Robin

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  15. I'm still drooling all over your beautiful kitchen, Vel! It's like looking through a magazine, so gorgeous! I did a makeover to my kitchen and no, I do not miss the old kitchen at all ;)

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  16. Oh my goodness! I'm getting jealous here! :) Your kitchen redo is gorgeous! What a beautiful kitchen and I'm sure you're enjoying it tremendously.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  17. It's beautiful Vel...just beautiful!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  18. Fabulous comparisons you can really see how much of a difference you have made to the afters. What a great feeling it must be to see all your hard work has created your dream kitchen :)

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  19. Oh Vel, you are going to continue making new memories everyday in this drop dead beautiful space! What a transformation ... the details and mix of woods and textures are stunning! xo

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  20. I love to look at before's and afters. The love the layout of the new island and the different heights.

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  21. Gorgeous. Doesn't even look like the same kitchen. I love the white cabinets with the darker island.

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  22. Beautiful! What a transformation!

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  23. I LOVE this! i really want to change our cabinets to white

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