So today I finally have a before and after to share with you - our kitchen renovation! (Finally!)
I had putting off doing this Before and After story for ages because I was waiting til we could renovate one of the biggest elements (the floors).
But now it's done and I couldn't be happier, even though we didn't exactly achieve our goal of finishing the kitchen reno before we had our baby arrived (oops. But that's ok!)
BEFORE (or in-progress) Photo by Heather Robbins.
AFTER. Nala is clearly put out that she doesn't get to sit on my lap! Photo by Heather Robbins.
Here is our 1970s kitchen when we bought the house. Charming!
It had a timber benchtop, jarrah cabinets made from old floorboards and a splashback with these brown tiles with little pictures of food and vegetable baskets on them. It was ok, definitely nowhere near as bad as our ensuite or our sunroom or our laundry. We actually really liked the cabinets, but all that dark brick and wood made the kitchen feel small and closed-in and kind of depressing. So we gave it a mini budget makeover (which you can read about in this blog post).
When we moved in, rendering...