Kitchen/Dining Room Before and After

farmer123January 9, 2013
We had a very small kitchen and a large dining room. Our house was small old and in need of remodel. This is our first start on the house, we hope to redo the entire house, it will probably take a few years. We did all the work ourselves with the exception of the cupboards which we had custom made.
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we made the dining room into a eat-in kitchen and made the old kitchen into a laundry room.
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 11:17AM
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I like the cabinets.

But, in my opinion, I would have eliminated the stepped cabinet design statement and gone for bigger cabinets all the way up to the ceiling across the back wall and over the fridge. You can never have too much storage in a kitchen.
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Reico Kitchen & Bath
Nice update! What was your inspiration for the cabinet colors you chose? Just curious as the space just feels a little dark. It could be the lighting or time of day making it seem darker than it i...or I just can't see other parts of the house to see how the kitchen interacts with. Regardless, enjoy!
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 12:38PM
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My old kitchen was white so I was really wanting to get some color in it, I had seen the jade and liked it but did not want everything that same color, so I decided to do part in jade and part in black, I had the Amish build my cabinets, the green has black paint under it and the black has green under it, then they were aged with sanding. I really liked how they turned out, I could see them in my mind and they came out just like I had wanted. The walls and ceiling are cream and the floor tiles are also a sand/cream, there is no wall between the kitchen and living room so it is all open. The end of the kitchen has a double french door. We have a true southern exposure on the french door end of the house and we live high up on a hill- its a beautiful view.
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 1:08PM
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The one thing I was for sure on that I wanted was the stepped cabinet design. I have a room off the kitchen which is a walk in pantry so I could get away with doing this.
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 1:10PM
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Reico Kitchen & Bath
Sounds lovely! Enjoy your new kitchen!
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 1:11PM
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Our countertops are concrete, there are glow in the dark aggregate in it that is awesome, it was our first attempt at the concrete countertops but my son has worked with concrete a lot so it actually went pretty smoothly.
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 1:12PM
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