Before & After: A Delicious (Mostly) DIY Kitchen Upgrade

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(Image credit: Kylie of immaEATthat)

Kylie’s kitchen is also her office, so while the original was livable, it wasn’t really blog-worthy. After about six months of hard DIY work, she got a gorgeous, open and photo-worthy space.

(Image credit: Kylie of immaEATthat)
From Kylie:

Our house is 1,500 square feet and was built in the 1950s. We love our location and want to stay here for a while, but the kitchen had to go. Well, it didn’t HAVE to go, but having a more open kitchen/living space is something we really wanted in a house and since I own a food/lifestyle blog, having a well-lit, open kitchen saves me time when setting up for recipe. photoshoots.

To make the house more open, we took down two walls and put in support beams. While we were in the remodeling disaster zone, we went ahead and replaced/updated our plumbing and electrical. My husband and I saved money (but not time lol) by doing a lot of the work ourselves. We did the majority of the demo and installed our own IKEA cabinets and floors. It was a good bonding experience for my husband and I…but I’d rather not go through a kitchen remodel again anytime soon. Since we did a lot of the work ourselves, the remodel ended up taking about 5 months from start to finish.

Faucet: Delta kitchen faucet with Touch2O technology (in champagne bronze)
Cabinets & brass handles: IKEA
Tile: 12″x24″ floor tiles (we went with a color called ‘Diamond’)
Sink: Belle Foret Apron Front
Counter tops: LG Minuet
Fridge: KitchenAid Counter-Depth
Gas range: Frigidaire
Light fixture above kitchen table: West Elm

(Image credit: Kylie of ImmaEATthat)

Thank you, Kylie! You can see more photos on ImmaEATthat