Mike and I have been in our house for almost 5 years. We liked the kitchen when we moved in but it was starting to get tired. The paint on the cabinets was chipping, the counter tops were cracking and the white floor always looked dirty.
We were ready to remodel and we took a week off of work to get it done ourselves.
The biggest expense with new solid surface counter tops. Mike ripped the old ones out and we had them installed by Lowes. They threw in a free deep stainless steel sink and we used our existing faucet. Mike did the plumbing.
The cabinets got a fresh coat of paint. We used Olympic phantom mist in semi gloss. This was a huge job. We primed first with a tinted primer and then put several light coats of paint on them.
The walls and the woodwork also were painted. The woodwork was natural wood before but in was in poor condition so we decided to freshen it up.
Mike ripped out our existing peel n stick floor and we laid a new one down with 18 x 18 inch tiles.
We had an unused nook that we hung shelves in. We got a board cut down in Lowes and painted it to match the cabinets. We hung them with shelf brackets we picked up in the shelving organization section. It makes the area so much more functional. The mini fridge was an awesome Craigslist find!
Here are the before pics.