When it comes to home projects, sometimes it’s easier to look the other way than head down the rabbit hole. For 4+ years I looked the other way when it came to our kitchen.
My desire for a backsplash meant we’d have to redo the countertops… and if we were going to upgrade the countertops we’d might as well get a new sink… And what about new storage solutions? And lighting? And flooring, would it stay or go? And DOWN the rabbit hole you go!
But after 4+ years of looking the other way, “J” and I decided it was time to take the leap! In October, we started tossing around the idea of increasing the functionality of the kitchen while upgrading the look and feel to something that was a bit more… us. We decided a kitchen makeover was something we could tackle vs a full blown “gut-everything-and-the-kitchen-sink” type reno.
While we loved the dark cabinetry, the doors were starting to show signs of wear and tear, and we longed for something a bit more modern. The laminate countertops really dated the kitchen and didn’t exactly scream “gourmet.” And the lack of cabinet space… let’s just say at times I was afraid to open cupboards in fear of what might fall out onto my head. Not to mention… no backsplash!
Working with the kitchen experts at Home Depot Canada, and their Renuit service, allowed us to create the kitchen of our dreams! They installed our new custom cabinet doors, quartz countertop and silgranit sink from Blanco Canada. They were even up for the challenge of building two new pantry cupboards and a desk!
Our course a kitchen makeover wouldn’t be complete without a DIY or two! “J” and I took it upon ourselves to tile the backsplash and build two industrial pipe shelves – both projects turned out beautifully!
In the end, I’m thrilled to see my original design concept come to life! The “heart of my home” is officially ready to welcome friends & family!
If you liked this post you might also like these other kitchen posts:
- How We Installed Our Subway Tile Backsplash
- How to Build An Industrial Pipe Shelf
- Creating a Dream Kitchen with Renuit’s Cabinet Refacing
- Kitchen Makeover Inspiration
Disclosure: This post was in partnership with Home Depot Canada. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Reveal photos by Christine Kufske of Click Photography.