YAY! It’s finally DONE. After months of dust, tears, paper plates and cooking every meal in the instantpot—all super fun while you are pregnant—the kitchen is official finished. We took an outdated, dark galley kitchen, and made it into an open kitchen with a modern look. Mission galley kitchen remodel = complete.
This is the 4th kitchen remodel we have done and by far my favorite. Ready to see some before and afters?
Our galley kitchen used to feel really tiny, which is pretty ridiculous for a 2800 square foot house! We had very little workspace. The cabinets were dated and the granite was pretty awful. Now? The kitchen is bright and beautiful, like so!
We did have double ovens…buttttt they were ovens so small that we literally had to buy whole new sheets and pans for them. We couldn’t even fit a regular pizza in them—it had to be trimmed down usually! We made the decision to forgo the traditional double ovens completely and instead do a traditional range with the twist of double ovens added underneath.
We also got rid of the brick feature, because while bricks are cool, they just didn’t work here. At all. Instead, we gained some much-needed counter space and cabinetry.
We didn’t have the budget to re-cabinet the built ins in the breakfast nook, so instead we had them painted to match the cabinetry. That, along with the new white walls (way better than yellow!), new flooring and a new light fixture made this place so much better!
Of course, the biggest impact by far in this galley kitchen remodel was opening up the wall that stood between the kitchen and living room, and making it into a huge island.
Before, we had no natural light at all in the kitchen, and now it’s flooded with plenty from the living room! Doing dishes is somehow much more pleasant.
One last look….isn’t she gorgeous? Our kitchen feels so large and airy now—it’s like a completely different house!
Here are all the posts in the kitchen remodel series if you’d like to go back and read them:
- The kitchen remodel begins
- Demoing the kitchen
- Picking floors and cabinets
- The ultimate guide to countertops
Here are the before and afters for the past kitchens we have done!
Also, a huge thank you to all of you for the kind comments and emails/messages sent about our big news! Baby is already so loved! <3