Project: Kitchen Before & After

Project: Kitchen Before & After
Log Cabin Kitchen Before & After: This was the kitchen when I first bought the log cabin
Before: This was the kitchen when I first bought the log cabin

This is what my kitchen looked like when I bought the house.

To begin with, I decided to repair these cabinets.

That pantry was just a big box, like a closet. It was jammed right up against the window. The corner between the little cabinet by the stove and the sink base was empty. No cabinet, no storage. It was completely inaccessible.

Log Cabin Kitchen Before & After: Kitchen when I first bought the log cabin
Before: Kitchen when I first bought the log cabin

The cabinets were made of particle board covered in beadboard.
There were no shelves inside of them.

Log Cabin Kitchen Before & After: Kitchen when I first bought the log cabin
Before: Kitchen when I first bought the log cabin

When you walked in from the front door, the whole room looked like it was the kitchen.

Project: Kitchen Before & After - The Island as a Work In Progress
The Island as a Work In Progress
Project: Kitchen Before & After - Work In Progress
Work In Progress
Project: Kitchen Before & After - Work In Progress
Work In Progress
Log Cabin Kitchen Before & After: The window, sink and cabinets are centered.
The window, sink and cabinets are centered.

The carpenters removed all of the counter tops. They built in a cabinet against the wall with the window, with cut-outs to replace the existing doors. We centered the sink to the window and the window between the pantry and the other cabinet. (That really bothered me.) They reinforced the pantry and put in shelves.

Log Cabin Kitchen Before & After: Black Appliances with repaired cabinets. Cobalt glass hardware.
Black Appliances with repaired cabinets. Cobalt glass hardware.

We moved the bar closer into the kitchen, to make it a more convenient work space and to give more living room.

I replaced the appliances with black ones, so they don’t stand out so much.

Log Cabin Kitchen Before & After: Work in Process, The kitchen bar hides the counter top.
Work in Process: The kitchen bar hides the counter top.

I painted the walls the same color as the lightest shade of wood in the logs.

I put in a hardwood floor.

Log Cabin Kitchen Before & After: Work in Process, The log cabin kitchen with repaired cabinets, new appliances and the bar
Work in Process: The log cabin kitchen with repaired cabinets, new appliances and the bar

I added a higher bar around the counter, so the counter top is not visible from the front door.

Log Cabin Kitchen Before & After: Work in Progress, Kitchen with new appliances, repaired cabinets and a new bar.
Work in Progress: Kitchen with new appliances, repaired cabinets and a new bar.
Log Cabin Kitchen Before & After: Work in Progress, New Kitchen Cabinets
Work in Progress: New Kitchen Cabinets

When I could afford it, I replaced the cabinets with new ones. The appliances are the same.

Log Cabin Kitchen Before & After: Work in Progress, The new cabinets before the hardware was put on.
Work in Progress: The new cabinets before the hardware was put on.

I bought a wine fridge on Clearance at Lowes and we built it in.

The wrought iron that holds up the cabinet over the wine fridge is actually ornamental hardware I got at a garage sale.

Log Cabin Kitchen Before & After: The new kitchen cabinets as soon as they were installed, before I picked out the hardware.
The new kitchen cabinets as soon as they were installed, before I picked out the hardware.

2017 Version of the Kitchen with the new appliances and hardware >

Rustic Lighting from www.brandlighting.com
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