My sister and her husband have been planning a kitchen remodel for some time because their old kitchen was tough to work in and ready for a facelift.

My sister and her husband have been planning a kitchen remodel for some time because their old kitchen was tough to work in and ready for a facelift. Our entire family helped them remodel this space into their dream kitchen!

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The refrigerator was in a terrible position so that it blocked the entry to the back door and the basement steps.

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A chimney that ran through the kitchen was removed to make room for the refrigerator to be moved to the opposite side of the room.

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Choosing a cabinet color was difficult, but in the end they chose a light gray cabinet which they ordered from Home Depot. We were very impressed with Home Depot’s service and attention to detail.

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Instead of a tiled backsplash, we painted it with Sherwin Williams Peppercorn. It gives great contrast to the countertop and cabinet color!

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Countertops are laminate and the color is from Wilsonart and called Spring Carnival.

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Their house doesn’t have a dining room, but their kitchen is large enough for this eat in area. We planked the walls with strips of plywood and painted them with Benjamin Moore White Dove in a semigloss finish.

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The light gray wall color throughout the kitchen is Benjamin Moore Gray Owl but only at 50%. The full color was too dark and we wanted to keep the kitchen very light.

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The under cabinet lighting is from Home Depot and simply plugs into an outlet inside the cupboard. Wires run underneath of the cabinet to power the LED lights.

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With a toddler and a dog, my sister and brother-in-law wanted to stay away from a tile floor since grout can be tricky to keep clean. They opted for this product from Pergo (sold at Home Depot) called Monson Slate. It is a vinyl snap together “tile” that is incredibly durable. It’s softer and warmer on the feet than tile would be. My husband said it was very simple to install!

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