This has been long overdue. I am now going to post the before pictures of the house when we first walked through it in 2006 prior to purchasing and the pictures as it looks presently. I thought I would start with the kitchen as it has undergone the biggest transformation.
When we first bought the house, the kitchen had carpet in it. We took up the carpeting and the tile underneath it was really not in great shape, but it was better than carpet. So, it stayed black and white tile for a long time. Eventually, we moved the butler pantry back where it belonged and framed a wall up and added a laundry room. For more details and pictures regarding the entire process, click on the tag: kitchen.
Here are the before pictures. We took down the fabric that stapled to the walls. I was able to wash the red acryllic paint off of the cabinets. And the kitchen largely stayed like this from 2006-2010 until we were able to complete renovate.
I sanded the laminate counter top, super primed it then painted it a stone fleck black. Here are some transitional pictures during that timeframe before the full remodel:
And…here are the final “after” pictures and how the kitchen presently looks. We built custom open shelving cabinets, painted the bottom cabinets, took down the wall of cabinets on the back wall. Pulled down the sheetrock and exposed the original beadboard, framed up a laundry room and moved the butler’s pantry that had been hacked out and set behind the door–back to its original home in between the kitchen and dining room. Here is the link to the full write up: Click Here.
The in between:
And here are the final pictures:
Here is a video I posted on Youtube right before our house was appraised in 2014. I took advantage of everything being picked up and nice and neat: https://youtu.be/avBTQc8bBIE
Hope you had fun! The next post will be up in a couple days of the next room. I will continue until all rooms are shown.