Our first kitchen renovation was a success!
This kitchen renovation began over a year ago when we were getting ready to put our house on the market the first time. The kitchen needed updating from the time we bought the house because it was a bit outdated and felt very uninviting and dark. The window by the breakfast nook overlooks the back patio, so it doesn’t receive any natural sunlight. And the counters were a dark laminate- almost black, which didn’t help.
So I knew I wanted to paint it white to brighten it up and make it feel more open. I also knew that I wanted to use the wooden countertops to give it some warmth and character. But as we were fixing up the house to list it the first time, we realized that it was going to be a lot of work to do a full kitchen update! So instead we just decided to update the backsplash with a bright white ceramic tile. Here is a picture of the updated paint + backsplash “before” countertops.
When we decided to move back in, we knew immediately that the countertops were at the top of the home improvement list. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so having a warm, welcoming space for everyone to gather is a must! So we bought the butcher block on sale at Home Depot and Brandon spent maybe two weeks working on the initial install. The large apron farmhouse sink was a huge upgrade! In fact, I will definitely be putting one in at our new house. Which reminds me-
Kitchen Renovation Fail
We had a little mishap with the first sink install- Brandon might have broken it by mistake. So I contacted the company to let them know and they sent us a replacement for FREE. We will definitely buying from them again! I love when I find a company that has great customer service and will stand by their warranty! We ended up using the broken one in our laundry room- shhhh- you don’t even notice the cracks. And now we have TWO large farmhouse sinks that match.