Week of Kitchen Renovations: Before and After Pics

To wrap up my week of kitchen renovations, I wanted to highlight some overall before and after pics of our kitchen and dining room. It’s still hard to imagine that we lived with our old kitchen for two full years before the renovation started. I sometimes can’t even remember what it used to look like. To me, that means our renovation was a success. We definitely had sleepless nights debating what to do, what we could afford, and various other discussions about the renovation. But at the end of the day, it was worth every penny and every ounce of stress before and during the renovation process.

So without further ado, here are the before and after pics…

This is the view coming in the back entry of our condo. We use this entry 95% of the time, so this is what Hubby and I come home to every day. Before (on demo-day) and After:

Most people who don’t live in the condo would enter the kitchen through the hallway towards to front of the condo. You can see the fridge over in the dining area in these pics. Here are those before (one from move-in day and one from demo-day) and afters:

Here are the before and afters from the sink area:

Looking towards the stove area from the dining room (again the first before is from move-in day and the second before is from demo-day):

And last but not least the dining room:

We still have a couple unfinished projects that we’d like to get done for the kitchen to really feel completely done, but it feels good to be at the point we are. I’ll be sure to post any of these projects as we finish them.

Check out my Week of Kitchen Renovations here.

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18 Responses to “Week of Kitchen Renovations: Storage and Organization”

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    Becca — January 6, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Love those cabinet shelves! They look like a great space saver. I’ll have to look into those.

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    Anne — January 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    You have so many great solutions!! I’m RUNNING to Bed Bath and Beyond for the plastic bag holder–ours are just free under the sink!!

  3. #
    Jen — January 6, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Anne – it really is great and not to $$ either!

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    shadow_elan — January 6, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I’m pretty sure you’ve talked about them before but can you please tell us where you got those neat spice bottles for your sugars? I LOVE them!!!

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    Jen — January 6, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Shadow – They are part of Pottery Barn’s Daily System. The post coming tomorrow will actually go through how we made the shelf and include a link to the spice jars themselves.

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    stephchows — January 6, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    the spice jars are so cool!! Can’t wait to see more about them 🙂 I love how vibrant all the colors are!

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    nutmegnanny — January 6, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Great organizing! I’m always trying to figure out how I’m going to fit all my stuff in my kitchen. Thanks for the tips! BTW love those spice jars…so cute!

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    bcallegra — January 7, 2010 at 12:52 am

    I’ll add my admiration of the spice jars as well – what a great way to keep them dry and organized while adding color to your kitchen!

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    shadow_elan — January 7, 2010 at 1:47 am

    Thanks for the info about the spice jars! They’re actually $10 off right now too, so you get 15 jars for $19!!!

    …I might have bought two sets… 🙂

    Can’t wait to see how you guys set up your shelf.

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    Kat — January 7, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Great ideas! I also love the plastic bag holder among other items. Looking forward to the post on the spice containers.

  11. #
    Jen — January 7, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Hopefully Hubby doesn’t hear the price went down so much. He about had a heart attack when I told him I was spending $120 on spice jars!

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    jenshowme — January 26, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    How is the towel made so it can hung by a loop?

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    gaga — January 27, 2010 at 1:18 am

    I love love loooove what you’ve done with your kitchen. It’s so functional and looks fantastic. I’m definitely stealing some of your ideas and incorporating them into my kitchen. Thanks!

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    Jen — January 27, 2010 at 2:21 am

    jenshowme – this is the paper towel holder. It’s a bar that gets attached on one side and has an arm sticking out that the paper towel goes onto.

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    Use tiered cosmetic cases!
    They’re absolutely great. You can compartmentalize your things easily everything stays together. =)

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