This was a fascinating and intense process for us. Reno research and education was fast and furious. Overall, I designed a kitchen that reflects us and just makes us happy. A few missteps and bumps along reno road, but all in all, a dazzling dream come to life. No redos in life or kitch renovations, so onward and upward and no looking back. And no looking at the $800 worth of tile sitting in my garage that was a poor choice, unusable and nonreturnable...Come on, funny. Kind of.
Here are the BEFORE pics
Clearly, Glitta Mama loves the sparkle...This kitch is not for the faint of heart. It is serious shades of charcoal + gray, many glittering + sparkling elements, carnival and luster glass here and there, stainless steel everywhere and deep, jewel toned accents all about. Def not your typical kitchen. And I. love. it. I come downstairs every morning and I cannot believe it is mine.
My husband just wants to make me happy. Happy wife=happy life. I love and adore him to the moon and back. And...I may just cook him something in that fancy purple pot. Maybe;)
Fifty shades of gray and sparkle
New fireplace surround tile is slate and
iridescent rainbow harlequin tile:)
New are rug for family room. Love this!
Soft on the tootsies.
New sliding glass doors out to upper deck.
The new kitchen and family room are a large, open concept design.
The entire space is the length of the house. You can see end to end.
Adore the open feel.
New gray dining set, custom color + upholstery. Boat shaped. Can seat ten.
I needed a larger table because we ditched the
Platinum silk drum shade chandy over the dining table.
Two crystal chandys hang above the island for
sparkle, drama and a soft element amongst the
wood and stainless.
Sink is bumped out to add visual interest to the 20 foot long run.
FLOR rug tiles. Wicked cool and versatile.
These were a perfect solution for me to bring my colors
into the gray, neutral space. Spicy:)
Gray hardwood floors throughout the first floor now. Satin finish.
The island. 10 feet of glittering gray quartz. I die.
A big, sparkling centerpiece for the new space.
All cabinetry is charcoal gray. All have pull out drawers.
These talls ones are a pull out pantry and a broom/Swiffer space.
Crown + bottom molding on the cabs makes them jazzy.
Pullout spice rack. Salt, pep, glitta:)
The length of this cabinet/counterspace/backsplash
is 20 feet long!
My sweet new purple lova.
I love anything iridescent. I collect carnival glass.
Four swivel stools for the diner;)
Oh yes I did.
The Chimps + Co. seriously fight over who gets to ring
the "food's ready" bell. Order up!
The new view from the front door. One large entryway.
Other entrance is now a closed up wall.
Added some vibrant throw pillows that catch your eye
as you enter the house and coordinate with the kitch jewel tones.
These couches are 20 years old!
New pillows made them look like a mil.
Rainbow iridescent range backsplash
Quartz is the new granite. Trust.
I get weak in the knees when I see this backsplash.
The rest of the kitch is a stainless subway tile backsplash.
Of course I have chandys in the kitchen.
Because I love them. And they make my heart happy.
I die every. single. time. I see them.