January 14, 2014

My 1972 Ranch Kitchen Remodeled

October 5, 2013 was the start date of my kitchen remodel, and when I returned home on the night of December 16th from my vacation I saw, for the first time, my newly remodeled kitchen.

Here are the before and after pictures. . .



While putting everything back in the cabinets I decided that I was going to use my good stainless steel flatware, the beautiful set of Yorkshire Staffordshire Ironstone that I purchased at a rummage sale, you can read about that thrifty find here, and my good glasses from Mikasa.



I purged all of the items I hadn't used in eons, giving some to my daughters and the rest to Goodwill. Things are neat and tidy in every cabinet, and I have been enjoying cooking and eating in my new kitchen.

This is my favorite cabinet, I am a huge fan of Polish Pottery, and have been collecting and receiving pieces as presents for many years.


I added a few features to the cabinets that I thought would be useful for me in the kitchen.


I enjoy the convenience of these pull out shelves that I use for my pots and pans.


This angle cabinet was a perfect spot for this Lazy Susan.


I thought this pull out spice cabinet was a good idea, but I'm not a huge fan, maybe I'll get use to it.

I am still using my same kitchen table and chairs, although my children think I should purchase a new set in darker wood. Nope nothing wrong with this set. I am trying to decide what kind of window treatment I will put on the windows, so many choices. If you have any suggestions, I'm open to hear them.
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15 comments:

  1. Wow, what a huge difference; beautiful AND beautifully organised!

    Hmmm, what about half curtains in a stripe which picks up the new colours in your kitchen? Privacy whilst still getting plenty of light.

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  2. Your kitchen looks amazing! Love your pottery collection!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  3. Looks awesome, Paulette! And don't you just love the new appliances? I envy your Polish pottery collection. Enjoy your new kitchen! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  4. Love the new kitchen, especially those pull-out drawers!!!!

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  5. It's beautiful - pull out drawers - nice!!!!

    I have a small window like that, I just have a topper in winter, a roll up blind for the summer.

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  6. Paulette, it looks wonderful, I bet you are so thrilled with it.

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  7. Your kitchen is gorgeous! How wonderful that you will be able to enjoy it now and use the good china too (you should because everyday is special).

    Danielle

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  8. I'm dazzled!! It was worth the wait! In my last house I had pull out shelves in a few cabinets and I loved them. I would love the pull out spice shelf too. What is it that you don't like? I would keep the table and chairs too. You like them! When I purged to make our move, I only took my favorite dishes. Congratulations on completing this. I favor no drapes, but that's me.

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  9. Paulette, how beautiful! We remodeled our kitchen 7 years ago and I still am dazzled every morning when I walk into it. I agree with Jacqueline in the earlier comments - half curtains on the window, for privacy and light (that's what I have!).

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  10. PS Forgot to cast my vote for keeping your table and chairs. I like to keep things I like forever!

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  11. Love that Polish Pottery! Your new kitchen is so much brighter and light. It look spectacular!

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  12. Paulette, I have serious kitchen envy! Oh, how gorgeous it is!! I love the pull out shelves; they are soooo practical. I would have them in a second if I had room.

    You could always paint your table set a darker color should you decide to do so. Or even just paint the chairs. I don't see any reason to get new, though, since they are look nice and are in great condition. I am using my husband's aunt's kitchen table - an oldy but goody- in our kitchen.

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  13. I loved how you made your kitchen a little bit ultramodern with the metallic appliances. Those are elegant looking kitchenware, especially the Polish pottery! I am envious!

    Lynn Williamson

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  14. Wow! Your kitchen underwent dramatic changes! It looks more beautiful than it was before. I like the personality it now has. It looks concrete and well defined as well. Nice job!

    Paddy Wright

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