Thursday, June 26, 2008

Same View, Different Day

Today I thought we'd play a little game called Same View, Different Day. Or, in our case, maybe Same View, Different Year. Yeah. That works better. I am always so impressed by the before and after pictures on other house blogs. They really drive home the fact that the pretty room was not always pretty...and quite possibly the pretty room started out as a downright mess. So, without further adieu, the best of our before and afters, kitchen edition:

Before:


Annnnd After:
Although it's hard to tell, this IS the same view. The window you see in the before pic was closed up to allow for the range and range hood (not installed yet). We added a window over the new sink (for reference, you can see the floor mat in front of the sink in the after pic).

Before I get to the rest of the pics, I should add that while the kitchen is almost done and is fully functional, we still have a lot more work to tackle. Our cabinets came with a very nice crown that hasn't been installed yet...we haven't installed the range hood or range back splash yet...toe kicks are nonexistent...same goes for the under cabinet lighting...oh, and that table you see is filling in for our island, which will house the dishwasher and convection oven (that's why there are two pendant lamps over the table). And now, on to the rest of the pics...

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Okay, admittedly that last one is a little bit off, but it's the only after pic of that view I had with me. What do you want for nothin? Geez. :)

1 comment:

Cote de Texas said...

Whoa! your house looks great! love the before and afters. and thanks for your comment. I gave it an A+ - not because I liked or didn't like the kitchen, but it was a pretty faithful design, and that's what I was grading. the pictures did make it look sterile, but you can't judge by professional pictures. it probably looks a ton different irl.
thanks again!
joni