Kitchen Remodel Reveal

by Kimberly Hickok

Our kitchen is finally DONE and I can’t wait to show you all the photos. But, first, let me tell you about the process. If you’re a DIY-er, terrific. Go for it! We are but this was not a project that we were going to tackle ourselves. We worked with a professional who made the entire process easy – from beginning to end. I went to a local home show on March 1, 2020 – just before COVID hit hard.

Lucky me. That’s where I met Christina, owner of Kitchens by Christina. I showed her a photo of the chandelier that came from my husband’s side of the family and she loved it. I knew she’d be perfect for the job.

BEFORE pic showing soffits, old cabinets and the inspiration for it all . . . the chandelier.

Christina came to our home, measured the space and then we went to her design studio to review her plans for our space. She knocked it out of the park. Her plan? To move the refrigerator down the wall, add a complete wall of cabinets including a piece that looked like a hutch. Cabinets would go all the way to the ceilings with lots of drawers, cabinets with pullouts and all the bells and whistles.

Her company is a Waypoint cabinet dealer so that’s what we went with in Harbor, a very light gray color. Kitchen cabinets are Cambria quartz in Buxton. All drawers and cabinets are self closing.

Here’s a tour:

We hired Walt Hayes as our contractor. The kitchen was demolished on August 2. Everything was complete, except for countertops by September 21. Countertops were installed September 29th. The tile backsplash was completed October 9th.

Lungarno Spanish tile in winter

Then it was time to work on all the details. My friend Michele (Shelley B Style) selected the rug, red and turquoise accents and recommendations for our counter top stools.

Here are all the details:

There’s so much more I could share about the project but I wanted to keep this short and sweet. I’ll be posting more on my Instagram and Pinterest and if you have any questions, you can drop them in the comments.

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