Category Archives: kitchen remodel

Kitchen Makeover: DIY Kitchen Backsplash – Subway Tile

With most of the kitchen remodeling complete (painted cabinets, new countertops, new floor, etc.) one of the major remaining projects was backsplash tile installation. After looking at a ton of different options we decided to go with white subway tile. … Continue reading

Posted in kitchen remodel, room redesigns | 1 Comment

Kitchen Makeover: Countertops

This week was new countertop week at my parents house! Solid countertops like granite or soapstone are really beautiful and everything but they can also be very expensive. Therefore, we opted to have our existing laminate counters covered with another … Continue reading

Posted in kitchen remodel, room redesigns | 1 Comment

Kitchen Makeover: New Microwave!

After shopping around at a bunch of stores, freaking out that Thanksgiving was only a few days away and the area above the stove still looked like this… …my parents finally got a new microwave. It’s really pretty and shiny … Continue reading

Posted in kitchen remodel, room redesigns | Comments Off on Kitchen Makeover: New Microwave!

Kitchen Makeover: Goodbye Ugly Vent

Back when we painted the kitchen cabinets I deliberately chose not to paint the vent above the stove. The plan was to build a cover out of beadboard to surround it, and I thought that if it was left as … Continue reading

Posted in building projects, kitchen remodel, room redesigns | Comments Off on Kitchen Makeover: Goodbye Ugly Vent

Kitchen Makeover: New Cabinet

For the past few weeks my dad and I have been working on building a new cabinet for the space next to the kitchen pantry cupboards. As you may recall, there used to be a desk that occupied this space … Continue reading

Posted in building projects, kitchen remodel, room redesigns | Comments Off on Kitchen Makeover: New Cabinet

Kitchen To Do List

We’ve made a lot of progress in the kitchen so far: painted cabinets, installed new flooring, covered the kitchen island with beadboard. Currently we’re in the process of building and installing a new kitchen cabinet to go here: There’s still … Continue reading

Posted in kitchen remodel, room redesigns | Comments Off on Kitchen To Do List

Adding Beadboard to the Kitchen Island

We painted all of our oak kitchen cabinets white back in this post… but you may remember that we left three sides of the kitchen island unpainted. Well, that’s because we decided to cover them with beadboard. We bought a … Continue reading

Posted in kitchen remodel, room redesigns | 1 Comment

Kitchen Makeover: New Floors!

I knew painting the kitchen cabinets would dramatically change the look of my parents’ kitchen, but changing the floors also had a HUGE impact on the look of the space. As you may remember from these kitchen “before” pictures, the … Continue reading

Posted in kitchen remodel, room redesigns | 2 Comments

Kitchen Makeover: Priming and Painting Oak Kitchen Cabinets

After all the prep work on the kitchen cabinet doors and frames was finished, it was time to start the tedious process of priming and painting. Each of the cabinet doors were laid out in the garage. For primer and … Continue reading

Posted in kitchen remodel, room redesigns | 8 Comments

Kitchen Makeover: Prepping to Paint Oak Cabinets White

For several years I’ve suggested painting our oak kitchen cabinets white. It took a long time to convince my dad that… A) the oak cabinets were outdated and…  B) It is not a crime to paint wood. Here’s a look at our … Continue reading

Posted in kitchen remodel, room redesigns | 1 Comment