client project: kitchen reveal

I know, I know, I’m a neglectful blogger.  So I’ll try to make it up to you all by giving you something really juicy today: a kitchen reveal!  I haven’t taken “final” photos yet, but you’ll at least be able to see how it all came together.

A few weeks ago, I talked about the progress we were making in this kitchen.  I won’t bore those of you who are faithful readers, so if you missed the post, you can go back and read it here.

In the rest of the house, there are stunning original wood floors.  As you can see in the before picture, there was some pretty ugly linoleum making itself at home in the kitchen before I got there.  So we peeled it back, saw wood floors underneath, crossed our fingers, and hoped for the best.

After ripping up nearly all of the linoleum, right when the homeowners got to the end of the floor, they uncovered a big patch where the hardwood floors were damaged, meaning we wouldn’t be able to save the originals.  
We knew from the beginning we might not be able to save them, and if that was the case, our backup plan had been to just put tile in the kitchen.  We even went to the extent of picking out tile, but right before we pulled the trigger, we decided to look into how much it would cost to have the hardwood floors repaired.  
Because of how they were damaged, it would have cost almost the same amount to repair the floors as it would to just replace them altogether.  So, we decided to switch gears and have new hardwood floors put in.  And let me tell you, they look just like the originals.  We love them.  Are you guys ready for the afters?  Let’s take one more look at the before:
…and after:
At the beginning we were a little apprehensive when it came to running wood floors into the kitchen, as we didn’t want the floors to be too matchy-matchy with the cabinets.  However, once we put rugs in the space, it will help to break up all the wood. 
Here’s one more look at the end result.  I can’t wait to get back there, do some final tweaking/accessorizing, and take final images so I can show you guys the gorgeousness that is the detail of that backsplash.  Up close, it’s absolutely stunning.  

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2 Responses to client project: kitchen reveal

  1. Elle says:

    beautiful!! too bad the original hardwood wasn’t in better shape. I never understand why people cover up hardwood….

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