It's done! Everything is unpacked! I made banana bread, granola and dinner last night!
We love it. What a transformation. See for yourself:
Sink before and after
No more getting soaked doing the dishes. And now I can look out the window instead of feeling pushed into a teeny corner.
The view from our back door has improved
No more walking into the stove. There's also more room to get into and out of the kitchen. Man that cooktop was UGLY. And now the air vent is free and open to keep the room appropriately heated/cooled.
The north wall before and after
The room is now 10x14 and was 10x12. It's a bit tricky to photograph this part since there's no where to stand. The window, cooktop, portable dishwasher and old pantry have been replaced with the most amazing pantry ever. It hold everything including cookbooks, linens and our beer empties and it's not too deep so nothing can go missing in the back.
The new bamboo floor is fantastic
As is the fact that the floor is now level with the rest of the house. My kids will be pleased that the tripping hazard is gone.
I think the photo says it all.
Now the big picture pictures. This is the view from the back door. I only had a little photo from when we first bought the house, but it gives you a good sense of the new layout of the space. The yellow wall is gone and all the pipes inside were moved. This made room for the fridge and created a long counter/workspace.
Here's a bigger shot of it finished
And here's the view from the other direction
We lost the wall oven, but replacing it with a single unit range with a microwave above created more space and allowed for a second long run of countertop. Three people could easily work in this kitchen now.
It's amazing how important a well thought out floor plan is to a kitchen. We have far more cupboards and counters now without adding much to the room. And the updating is just really beautiful. Everything is clean and new. The colours make me happy. A renovation totally worth doing.