Monday, September 6, 2010

Renovation Complete!

As I mentioned in my last post.....the renovation is FINALLY complete! The cleaners came on Friday and my husband moved all of our stuff back downstairs so that we could officially start using the new kitchen and dining room.

Here are the before pictures:

The wall to the right of window is now gone. A new window was put in.

The drywall covering the brick on the left and the bathroom on the right are gone. The new bathroom is in the closet straight ahead.

New hardwood floors, cabinets, appliances (except the dishwasher), and two big windows replaced the old kitchen.

The washer and dryer are now in cabinets and are side by side. And as I said before, the wall where they were housed is now gone.

After pictures:


As you can see from the first "after" picture, the exposed brick is two different colors. That is because the wall in the dining room used to be covered with drywall. Our landlords and the contractor said there was nothing they could do to fix it. It is more pronounced in the picture, but it still looks pretty bad in person. Oh well....we are moving in 9-10 months!

Anyway, I am so glad it is over. It is nice having a more open space and a brand new kitchen, but man...what a process!

17 comments:

  1. Wow, the kitchen looks great! I love your eating area! That white cabinet behind the table is cute

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  2. I love your new kitchen!!!

    Look great!

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  3. Wow, that is a seriously stunning transformation. Amazing!

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  4. Looks great! I absolutely love the exposed brick. Gorgeous!

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  5. lovely kitchen!! Did you go to The National Self Build and Renovation Centre? I hear that the centre is where you should go to get advice on major renovation projects? I am going next month for one of the big events that they are holding there, as I am renovating my house, but want to make it green! Let me know if you have been there...

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  6. It looks great and I'm sure you are happy to have your space back.

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  7. It looks awesome!!! The after pictures are amazing. The cabinets and lighting are to die for!

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  8. it looks great! And honestly, one of the best things about brick is the way it looks - imperfections and all. I hope you enjoy it - love the cabinets.

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  9. wow, everything looks REALLY great!

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  10. Oh goodness, it really is an amazing improvement, especially the kitchen! For you two, thank heaven it's over!

    Smiles at you!
    tp

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  11. i'm speechless, everything looks gorgeous!

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  12. I actually LOVE the exposed brick, though I guess I can't see the flaws, & that kitchen color is divine!

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  13. It really came out awesome!! You must love coming home from work every day to the brand new kitchen :)

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  14. Oooo I love how it all turned out!

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  15. I love that your landlord did this - and while I know the process wasn't great, at least you can reap all the benefits without having to bear the costs! Really nice job.

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  16. Wow! Super beautiful home! Congrats :)

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  17. I just gotta say that I loooove that exposed brick. I am a huge fan of exposed brick and yours is gorgeous.

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