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Long awaited Kitchen Facelift

Well, I must say, I had to get my hands on this kitchen.. In fact, the whole house. When I married  my husband Paul, the house was cold and grey.  Everything was so boring.  If I had the chance , I would have knocked out walls to make the kitchen larger.  We stayed within the footprint.  I had always thought the old kitchen cabinets
looked like garage cabinets...ick!

Ok, here is the change...........
We love the Travertine.  We wondered why we didn't put it in sooner. What a difference! The kitchen cabinets are Kraftmaid.

My husband & I installed the backsplash ourselves.  We used 4x4 tumbled travertine...scabas. We added larger copper grapes for an accent.
This is the view from our kitchen window.....

 Notice my red pots? My Kitchenaid mixer and  my tea kettle.
 I love this glass. it's cathedral......Kraftmaid.....

 We keep our pots and pans in these drawers.....
 I just love the details on our cabinets.  We went in and out and up and down with decorative molding and trims.
 My new cannisters are from JCP...Chris madden again....
        We had our refrigerator covered in skin and drawer panels.
 I'm linking up with Sheila over at Note Songs for her Heart of the Home party.  Be sure to visit her and see all of those wonderful spaces..  Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!          

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  1. Oh Linda, your kitchen remodel turned out just gorgeous!! It so close to what I would want in a dream kitchen... and I've been dreaming of one for quite sometime
    let me tell ya!
    Could you please tell my hubby KNOTTY pine cabinets are KNOT in style anymore!
    Oh I'll bet you are so thrilled, and love spending time there now, and wow you have such a beautiful view from your window too!

    So happy for you!
    Hugs, Sherri:)

  2. Now this is what I'd call a Miraculous Transformation..
    I love every detail and I bet you do to..
    Its truly beautiful and I hope you enjoy every moment in it in health and happiness..


  3. You did a wonderful job on the remodel! Stopping by from Note Songs party. I hope you'll drop by Atticmag to see our kitchens - it's a three for one!


  4. This is one of the most beautiful kitchens. Your remodel is 100 percent SUCCESS.

  5. What a spectacular redo! Your kitchen is so pretty. I hope you enjoy the holidays n your new space. :)


  6. What a beautiful kitchen! What a difference a wife makes ;). I love the tile, the glass door, lighting, heights of the tops, 'fridge door. I'd better quit gushing, you get the idea.

  7. I love "before" and "afters" and this was one fantastic makeover! It really warmed and cozied up the whole space. I truly think knocking out walls wasn't necessary. IMHO, you have the PERFECT size kitchen...not too big, not too small, and it appears you have lots of great cabinet space. Love the molding details! Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. Hi L,

    I love your kitchen, especially your travertine floor and backsplash with the added metal accents. I say, "WOW!"

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  9. G'morn, Linda ~ Your redo is perfection to the most minute detail. I love your view, the light filtering in & the brightness of the decor.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  10. Wow, what a transformation. I love your new kitchen. It is stunning. Hugs, Marty

  11. Hi Linda! Oh, my goodness. What a difference! You have vision, Dear One, and your idea for a new kitchen was wonderful! I love your pretty cabinets and all the detail you've put into your kitchen. I love your red appliances.
    Thank you so much, Linda, for coming to my party!
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  12. Love your new kitchen, the cabinets are gorgeous!!! Very, very pretty!



  13. Wow! It's absolutely stunning - love the floors! You did an outstanding job.

  14. What a beautiful Kitchen you have! The remodel came out wonderfully! Great job! :)

  15. Wow- what a change beautiful cabinets, granite, and marble made to this room! It is wonderful, Linda. The kitchen in our house in definitely on the list for improvement, but the baths have to get done first. Love all the tile you had done in the entry, too. It totally changed the look! It is all so much warmer. And your view out the window is positively gorgeous- lucky you to be able to have great CA weather.
    Thanks for popping by- I have so much to do to get ready to leave for NC. I will have 2000 posts to read by the time I get back! Right now there are about 700! Yikes- I better get busy. LOL

  16. I am endlessly impressed with people who can tile stuff...I can only imagine the mess I'd make...your kitchen is large and lovely :)

    (and I noticed your Leopard Fairy...she is too darling)

    thanks for stoppin' by #17

  17. Hi Linda, What a transformation! Your kitchen is fabulous. I wouldn't change a thing.

  18. I'm drooling. Linda your entire home and kitchen redo belong in a magazine like House Beautiful.

    Fabulous! I'm so happy you found my blog so I could find yours. :)

  19. What a difference....its lovely! Trish

  20. Hi Linda,
    Beautiful kitchen! What a difference the remodel made. Love all the special little touches from the trim to the tile. Very pretty.

  21. Hi Linda,

    Nice to meet another Linda! Don't hear that name much anymore, do we? Your kitchen is sooooo beautiful and I love all of your choices....the cabinets, the travertine floor, your backsplash. Makes a beautiful picture. That view out your kitchen window is Gorgeous! Thank you for visiting me... Nice to meet you and I enjoyed your sweet comments. Have a great day!

  22. Beautiful transformation! I love your choices! You have such a lovely view out of your window too. And the floors are devine!

  23. This kitchen is knockout gorgeous! it looks like a magazine feature. Those cabinets are so pretty, and I love the cathedral glass style. Your countertops are beautiful and so is the view from the window. laurie

  24. Oh my goodness! Your kitchen is my favorite, if i had a kitchen i would want it to be like this. :) So wonderful! :) I love it!!!!!!

  25. Oh, Linda your kitchen and home are just beautiful!! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog and I am so happy to have found you! You are an inspiration. xoxoxo

  26. The blank walls and bland decorating was all part of my plan to attract someone like Linda, who loves to create. It's costly at times but I love the results. Linda's husband Paul

  27. It's as if you just did a magical overhaul. From boring to inspiring - that's splendid work indeed. I dare say that homeowners can learn a thing or two about you as far as transforming and remodeling are concerned. What you did here was more than just a facelift - this is a kitchen rebirth. Marvelous.

  28. Good day Linda.
    I love how you have enclosed your fridge. I also have kraftmate cabines in a natural. Not something I would have selected; I would have went with the ivory colored cabinets. How did you go about having the fridge done. I have stainless with double doors and the freeze is a pull out draw on the bottom. I just love your home, it's georgous.

  29. Hi Linda.
    What a Gorgeous redo! Your kitchen is so pretty. I know you enjoy the new look you have now Beautiful.
    I sorry I miss this post. Hope you both have a wonderful week.
    XXOO Diane

  30. Beautiful new look for your kitchen.

  31. I LOVE your kitchen! <3

  32. Linda
    I just found your blog on your kitchen remodel. Beautiful!! I am so curious about your refrigerator. Could you please tell me how you had the panels made/installed? I just had a GE built-in removed (it was the only one available to compare with a Sub-Zero 14 years ago--what a nightmare--another story)...I would love to have wood panels on my stainless that is so hard to keep clean. Would love to hear from you.

  33. AnonymousJuly 12, 2016

    Hey Linda,

    I was looking for kitchen remodeling ideas and found your blog on your kitchen remodel. Really amazing!! I love the tile, the glass door, lighting, heights of the countertops. You have the PERFECT size kitchen...not too big, not too small.

    I'm glad that you share the pictures now I can show it to my husband and is in great favor of KNOTTY pine cabinets. I am sure after seeing these pictures he will realize that they are not in style anymore.


  34. you have an amazingly beautiful kitchen!

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