Before: the soffit (wasted space), the door going to the office/bedroom on the left, our limited cupboard space, boring light fixtures, the old sink and old faucet and our very old and very small amount of counter space.
After: the dishwasher is now built in and we put in cupboards that are vanity height so they go under the window!
After: the soffit is gone (no more wasted space), the door to the office is closed in making room for relocating the fridge and putting a big cupboard above it, lots and lots of cupboard space that I haven't filled up yet, most of my kitchen stuff is still downstairs, but I am sure I will run out of space even still (does that mean I have too much kitchen stuff?), new light fixtures, new sink and faucet (not the sink we had planned on, but it is still a nice one), lots and lots of nice marble counter space,
Before: the door coming in, the door to the pantry closet, the door to the dining/livingroom, the door to the basement.
After: the door outside, and the door to the basement, the room is sooooo open now, it is so nice when we have people over, you don't feel like you are seperated from everyone when you are in the kitchen.
Before: looking at the door that goes to the kitchen from the livingroom, the pantry closet is on the right side of the door.
After: no door going to the kitchen, and new tile flooring and I painted the door that goes outside and the door that goes to the basement too, they just stuck out from the walls once I painted the walls and trim green.
Before: the bumpout of the door and pantry closet
After: the door and bumpout is gone, we put in a new pantry cupboard that I have all of my entertaining dishes it (well not all of them since they don't all fit), and the dining area feels much more open now, I am trying the table at an angle, what do you think? I also got new curtain rods and sheer curtains.
The new curtain rod and curtains on the big window in the livingroom. I also did some rearranging after the remodeling, I had the loveseat under the big window, not I have the chair and the fishtank, works much better, since the loveseat was taller than the bottom of the window, it blocked the light/view.
The first real meal we made in our kitchen, Hungarian Goulash, it was pretty good! Not the tomato sauce and macaroni noodles I usually think of when someone says goulash. If you want to get technical about it, the first thing we made in our new kitchen was frozen pizza!