October 22, 2008

The evolution of our kitchen

We having been doing some home improvement projects lately.  We had taken a break for a while and enjoyed the summer.  The most recent project started with the purchase of granite countertops.  We found a deal we couldn't pass up and went for it.  That led to doing a tile backsplash, changing out the outlets and plates from white to black, and adding some lighting around the cabinets.  Thankfully, Heath is very handy and did everything with the exception of installing the granite.

Here is our kitchen in 2002 before we even moved in





















This wasn't too much later when we started painting walls and added some new light fixtures





















Here is Heath installing the tile. The tile is slate and a little fragile so it wasn't the easiest of jobs. He's glad it's over!



















Here is the finished product. I love all the colors in the tile. The sealer really made the color come out. You can see the granite here, too. It looks a lot more black in the picture. It has quite a bit of brown in it though.  You can't exactly see it here, but we made the island bigger so that we can now put a couple of chairs up to it.



















This is my poor attempt to show the lighting in the kitchen. Heath put lights on top and underneath all the cabinets. It gives the kitchen a great ambiance and really shows off the tile at night. 

































6 comments:

Marcie said...

It looks SOOOO GOOOD! Paul wasn't so sure we needed to add a backsplash, but now he saw yours, he wants one! haha! I Love the light...makes all the difference! Awesome job Handyman Heath!

Kristin said...

It looks AWESOME! I love it! Hats off to Heath!!

eskamorrison said...

Dena, it looks great. I wish Eric was handy to do something like this. I so badly want a backsplash.

Allyson and Dave said...

Wow!! It looks great. I would love to update my kitchen.

Jennifer said...

Dena, WOW!!! You are so lucky to have such a "handy man" for a husband!!! It looks simply amazing! Pat on the back to Heath.

The Glamorous WAHM said...

That looks totally awesome! How cozy! You and your hubby did a great job!