Bright and Beautiful Kitchen Remodel

Bright and Beautiful Kitchen Remodel by Jeanne
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Hi Remodelaholic readers, I’m Jeanne from JandJHome.  I am so excited to be here today sharing one of our crazy renovations.  I am a School Psychologist by day and a lover of design, DIY, and crafts by night.  We bought a 1955 house that was in ‘gross’ condition 8 years ago.  We actually spent a year fixing it before being able to move in.  I’m going to share with your our kitchen overhaul.  This room below was classified by the previous owners as a den.  We actually moved our kitchen from it’s previous spot and made it our dining room.  We gutted out the closet, walls, bookshelves, and moved the window over a bit. 
Here’s the before.
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Here’s the after.
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We knocked down the bookshelf wall and opened up the kitchen to our family room.  The cabinets are Ikea Abstrakt doors and Akurum bases.  The doors have a beautiful lacquered sheen to them. We built these all ourselves.  I actually did the initial build, and my husband tightened and installed them with his dad.  The  appliances and lighting were all installed by an electrician friend, my husband, and my father-in-law.
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 This view is what you see from our family room.

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Here you can see how we opened up the space to create an open floor plan.  You can see our dining room and family room.

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We spent about a year without a kitchen.  We had a folding table with a toaster oven, microwave, and a refrigerator, which made for some interesting meals.  If you want to see even more details about our kitchen and other remodels, I’d love for you to stop by JandJHome and say hi.  Cassity, thank you so much for having me here. 
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS !!!
    We just gutted out kitchen – and will be turning the attached dining room into a family room ( not there yet )
    This was soooo inspiring – beautiful job!
    Visiting from Remodelaholic