This is my favorite room(s) from our Meadow Lane Renovation. When we moved in the kitchen and dining rooms were separate, but we took out the wall between and put up a header to make these two tiny rooms a little bit bigger.
The kitchen after:
The kitchen had never been updated other than maybe fresh paint and wallpaper--and you can see it hadn't been updated recently.
These next two pictures are looking into the kitchen from the dining room. You can also see the living room from the left hand doorway in the first picture. Looking through from the kitchen to the dining room.
One of the first things we did was tear down the cabinets and wall between the two rooms. The first couple of pictures are looking through the wall that was once there. Here is how the kitchen was when we first moved in. We used a utility sink to wash dishes, then dried them on the table. We did have a refrigerator and microwave, so lots of frozen dinners and fast food.
Jake replaced the electrical and plumbing and then built cabinets. We tiled the countertops, backsplash, and floors. We also closed off the walk through--the door used to be in the corner that you see the lazy susans. Tiling the backsplash took us 13 hours.
We used a large travertine tile for the emphasis above the sink. It has a lot of crystals throughout which is difficult to see without being right up on it.
I love how it turned out--much more room than originally. The natural stone was just beautiful. Jake did such an amazing job and it is definitely my favorite room in the house. Here are some more after pictures.