My husband and I bought a foreclosure. It took 6 months to close on the house, and another 3 months for the kitchen and bathroom to be completed so we could move in. We live in NY state, so it’s very expensive living- about an hour from NYC.
Our house was empty for over 2 years, and my poor husband (and my in-laws) couldn’t see the potential of this home built in 1890! Now it is just a dream come true living in our home, of course there is always more to do. But that’s kind of the fun of it.
I’m a sucker for before and after shots, so I’d like to start my blogging life with a before and after of a room in my home.
My Kitchen BEFORE & AFTER Shots
And then recently we updated these lights again.
Close up of the tile, which is grouted together just like a floor
We used a system called schleter which can be found at home depot
After months of living with the kitchen, I decided to go 1 step further. We then added molding to the top of the cabinets and wainscotting to the sides of all the cabinets, and also added a chairrail and wainscotting all around the room.
Since there wasn’t that much wall space, this wasn’t that expensive, but it gave the kitchen a more expensive custom look.
We get lots of positive feedback on the celing too. We bought it online, and just glued it up. Since our home was built in 1980, I think it brings the right authenticy to the home, but I also think this could add great character for a newer built home
We are still currently working on this space, I loved how the cabinets looked on the outside, but they still looked like this when we opened them. Ugly.
So we painted them out white
It makes me much happier to open them up and see this now.
Hardware for cabinets & blinds that don’t properly fit-Target