Our housewarming party is this weekend and although I'd love for you to come I realize that a flight to Los Angeles probably isn't in the cards. So. I'll share pictures and we can pretend that you are here.
I'll start with the heart of our home since everyone winds up in the kitchen at a party anyway, right?
I snapped the before photo when we toured the house, before we even put in an offer. We knew immediately that this was the house.
Notice the 1955 knotty pine cabinets and original light fixtures? I loved the scalloped design on the woodwork but the pine made an already small kitchen look smaller. I was sad to paint it but I do love it white. We enlarged and moved doorways, added a solar tube for light, painted, changed floors, tiled counters and even gutted a bathroom to get this:
Here it is from the other direction, before:
You can see we raised and arched the door frames to let in light and match the rest of the house. The main thing to notice in the after photo is the pantry where there was a wall before. On the other side of that wall was a bathroom and we gutted it, added a doorway (and closed the original one) and it is now our pantry.
The kitchen was so dark and sad before while now it has come to life. We love it! What is your favorite part of your home? Where does everyone hang out when you entertain?
This post links up with Metamorphosis Monday!