The BIG reveal – THE kitchen makeover

Finally it is here – my NEW KITCHEN

I first blogged about our plan to redo our kitchen in January, but in reality I have been planning this since we bought this house 10 years ago.

So, without further ado…..


Now for some more of the details.

I had not initially planned to have a built-in breakfast bar, but am so glad now that we do.

The bookcases at the far end, and the turquoise painted wall both really please me!

Love my sink!!I have two of these narrow pull-out drawers on either side of the range cooker, and are great for all those cooking ingredients, and of course the tomato sauce!Speaking of our cooker, I LOVE our Britannia range. It has a gas hob, and 2 electric ovens.

Originally we had a glass splashback, but after boiling a pot of potatoes one night it cracked! We had it replaced with a brushed stainless steel one instead.

Finally, we have our fridge/freezer with ice (it took the shop 3 attempts to get it right!)

To help explain just quite how thrilled I am, here is a little reminder of what it looked like before

Note the broken oven door below – I cooked our Christmas turkey with a brush shaft jammed against the door to keep it closed! We had that door repaired numerous times, but it always gave problems.A few of the wee details that make it home

My extra special lighting – also known as the airport runway look!

How I feel right now, that it is almost over (a few light fittings and storage boxes still to be sorted)……
Thanks for joining me today for my big kitchen reveal. I would love it if you could leave me a comment, especially if you have never commented here before. I endeavor to reply to all comments and visit your blogs too.

Maybe you will even subscribe to my feed.

I will be sharing this post with the following blog carnivals
Friday Show and Tell at There’s No Place Like Home
Hooked On Houses (I am hooked on my new kitchen!) and
The Inspired Room (Beautiful Life – finding beauty in my kitchen – sad!!!)

If you want to see MORE – below is a slideshow of the before/during and after of the makeover.

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  1. JM, it looks fantastic. You must be so glad to have it all finished now. Its so light and airy, I could happily spend a day in there:) Its the little details that make a kitchen a nice place to be.

    I’m itching to do something with mine now!

  2. That is FANTASTIC! I love it, and I really want your range cooker! Big time! I’d never leave the kitchen if I were you πŸ™‚

  3. Wow!!! I LOVE it!!! I don’t think I’d ever want to leave my kitchen! And oh, the STOVE. Very nice. You know I expect lots of yummy meals and recipes now, right? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. WOW! It’s stunning. I’m coming over for dinner! And I’ll be happy to take your range home with me, LOL.

  5. WOW – what a transformation!!! I LOVE your new range – very awesome. Everything looks totally fab!!

  6. I found your site through Amanda’s blog. Love the kitchen. I’m especially in love with your new range. Two ovens would be my dream. I love to bake, and I’m forever trying to time the baking with all the other oven stuff. *sigh* Someday. Hope you enjoy finishing up the final touches.


  7. Stunning kitchen a girls dream!!!

    I rode the DST blog train today and am stopping by for a visit.
    Happy Scrapin’ Kat

  8. I think you did a great job with the design and decorating. Love all the details and the runway lights give it the extra something something. Enjoy!

  9. It looks so good!!! I love the photos of all the fun details. Isn’t it wonderful to finish a big project like this?

  10. Wowza!!! It’s amazing! I just love it…congratulations!! I’m so glad I was here for the big reveal! Your range is just awesome!!

  11. Wow….you have really made a dream kitchen!!! It’s beautiful.

    My post is published now. All about some glass pieces I have. Won’t you consider dropping by for a visit? Have a great Friday!!

  12. WoW! your kitchen really got an extreme make-over.
    Fantastic beauty now. It really feels relieving if your project come to an end w/ a perfect outcome, isn’t it?

    Have a blissful w/end.

  13. I was waiting for this post!

    OMG – I love it! Love that range and those skinny drawers and that backsplash.

    What a world of difference!

    Doing the happy dance for you all the way across the world!

  14. I know you are excited about the new kitchen. It is very modern looking. We’ll be expecting lots of wonderful food dishes to be shared from that gorgeous stove. That looks like the same frige/freezer that I just bought. It sat here for over a week before I could use it. They’d forgot to hook the icemaker to the water tube inside the freezer at the factory and water ran down the back inside wall instead of into the ice cube tray.
    Love all the little personal touches. The bar is beautiful and I know you’ll enjoy using it.
    Mama Bear

  15. AMAZING!! Beautiful!! You have great taste!

    I LOVE the details… are you an interior designer??!!!!

    What a wonderful post… I could come back to this everyday and look at the pictures!!

    God bless!

  16. Lovely kitchen and that is one wonderful looking stove! I am sure it was a bit disruptive to go through the remodel process, but it certainly turned out beautifully.

  17. Oh wow!! It’s looks amazing!! My kitchen makes your before looks good, I can’t wait to get mine done too. Enjoy your new kitchen you’ve done a wonderful job πŸ™‚

  18. Thank you for sharing. I very much like your turquoise accents. The little cups with the hearts on them are very cute.

  19. Wow, what a blessing. Your kitchen is fantastic. I absolutely love the range. How great to have bookcases in there as well. May you and your family have many happy times, great meals and wonderful conversations in your kitchen.

    Mrs. Teapot

  20. hi janmary!!! sorry for posting later….i am having trouble accessing your site (i don’t know why!!!) i love you new kitchen…every detail of it!! oh how i dream of having my own kitchen and just doing it the way i imagine it…. i know someday i will.
    anyway..congratulations really!!

  21. Oh Janmary – it turned out really, really great!! Wonderful new kitchen!! It must be a dream to cook and eat there!
    Have fun and enjoy your new kitchen!

  22. Great kitchen redo! Love your Britannia range! This would be an awesome post to link to for Metamorphosis Monday! Mr. Linky just went up so come join in the fun! Susan

  23. How gorgeous! How stunning! I know you’re thrilled with your new kitchen! I sure would be and thank you for sharing.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ™‚

  24. Beeee-u-teee-ful! Gorgeous! I love love love that new range! WOW! My dream come true in an appliance! πŸ™‚ LOL! Really, great job!

  25. I love your kitchen! The countertops look amazing and I am jealous of your appliances, espcecially the fancy fridge!

  26. Jam Mary! Its beautiful! I love the steel and the blue, and the natural wood. I love the glass and the lighting and the sink and fixtures (that is probably the most fave part of my new kitchen too!

    You did a fantastic job!

  27. Your kitchen looks fabulous. I can certainly understand why you are so excited when you compare it to the “before” pictures! It’s so much more bright and cheerful. I love the stainless steel appliances too. It’s probably like Christmas every time you use them!

  28. I’m a bit late commenting, but I just have to tell you that your kitchen makeover is fabulous!! I love everything about it — the turquoise accent wall, the wood, the faucet, the range…. and all the little details that really finish it all off so nicely πŸ™‚

    Enjoy it!!!

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  29. I love your kitchen makeover. May I ask? Is it Ikea? Well, it looks awesome and that range.. oh, my God

    My favorite part… the part that made me go get my husband just so he could see it… THE LIGHTS IN THE BASEBOARD!!!! WHAT A GREAT IDEA! I WANT THAT (TOLD MY HUSBAND)

    So Happy Saturday Sharefest to you and thanks for sharing;) Please visit me at Sweeter Living

  30. I love, love, love your kitchen. I would love to come bake in there – so much space.

    I have about 1 m of counter space (no joke) and it’s SO DARN frustrating but somehow I don’t do anything about it – hey! Just thought maybe I should get someone to come build a cupboard along one wall – there is space… πŸ™‚

    LOve your little details and the pops of colour!

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