Here’s the original dining room area, which lead to the kitchen.


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This the super cramped kitchen before he got to work.


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Another before shot from a different angle.


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First, he took out the half wall to open-up the space. Looking more open already!



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Those cabinets had to go, so he got ‘er done.


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Here’s what it looked like with the walls removed and the cabinets down. Wow – looking good so far.


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The room had zero storage space, so he framed up a pantry.


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Here’s the pantry after the drywall was hung.


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With drywall in place in the rest of the room, it was starting to come together.


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All taped-up and looking good.


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For the island, he made sure it was completely parallel and then using tape he laid out the area for the island cabinets.

They were screwed in using 2x2’s and a toe kick.

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For the upper cabinets, he started with the corner cabinet and went across a level line to get all the cabinets in place.

He needed somebody’s help that day to hold the cabinets up and they got all upper cabinets installed in one short day.

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For the counter tops, he went with “Bianco Antico Granite” that was installed by a local granite company.

They had an extra slab and it only cost him $3,500 for the whole kitchen.

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Wow what a difference already!


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Next he punched holes for the electrical for his appliances.


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When he did the ceiling drywall, he made room for new lighting, which really brightened up the room.


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For the flooring, he went with discount flooring from Lumbar Liquidators.


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He installed the flowing in the whole area, including the old dining room.


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Here’s what it looked like cleaned up.


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For paint, he selected “Dovetail Gray” from Sherwin-Williams. Handsome!


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For the backsplash, he went with a cream color glass subway tile from Vicci Design.


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The tiles went on fairly easily, it just took some time to map it all out. For appliances, he got them at Lowe’s on sale.


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He got the stainless steel bar pulls for the cabinets off Amazon.


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And here are the photos of the finished kitchen from various views.  Love it!

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What a difference!


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Looking out to the living room. Remember how closed off it was before? No longer!


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And the view into the kitchen.


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Is it just me or does his cat coordinate well with the kitchen?


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Nice work! This kitchen before and after couldn’t be more impressive.


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