The kitchen was one part of the house that needed to be remodeled. I'm so glad we did this reno before we moved in for so many reasons. It was an ugly sight, it became a huge mess, and we spend so much time in the kitchen so it was well worth the wait. (Click to see the image larger)
I knew from the start how I wanted our kitchen to look. The counter tops and cabinetry were made from some type of beige formica laminate, and they had to go! The counter tops were switched out to black midnight granite, and luckily, the structure of the cabinets were okay and didn't need to be re-done. We had them refaced to white faux wood in a squared modern design. The knobs/handles were also switched out to stainless steel sticks, and we added a mosaic tile backsplash to all back panels. The backsplash was a custom order from the H.D. called Winter Opal. The faucet and sink were also replaced to a brushed nickel finish.
We still need to change out the cream colored appliances, but we're taking it one step at a time. That will make a world of a difference! And yes, our kitchen is blue. It's a little odd, I know, but goes great with the backsplash don't ya think!?