March 21, 2011

Before and After

We FINALLY finished our kitchen and bathroom projects!  Woohoo!  So, as promised, I thought I'd post some before and after pics.  It was a long process and took WAY longer than we thought it would, but it's done and we're happy! :)

The Kitchen:
Before:  This isn't a true "before" pic b/c the old backsplash is already ripped out, but imagine white 4" square tiles covering the back.
After:  Tada! :)  We had the countertops installed, but we did the rest ourselves.  I repainted the cabinets and laid/grouted the backsplash pretty much by myself.  My husband did help me towards the end just because two people working goes faster than one, and we wanted it to be DONE!  We're pretty happy with the end result. :)
The Bathroom:
Before:  Again, this isn't a true "before" pic because we had already taken out the shower enclosure wall and the old tile.  But, imagine black and white tiles on the floor and walls to the left of the sink area where our shower used to be.  In this picture, my husband has already built the new shower walls and floor.
 After:  Tada!!  We laid/grouted everything ourselves, and put in a new light fixture and eco friendly/efficient toilet.  We hired a company to come in and install the frameless shower walls and doors, and they are amazing!  Our goal was to open up the space, and I think we accomplished it! :)

I am so happy that these projects are done!  Now we can use our bathroom again instead of sharing one with our 2 boys!  Woohoo! :)

30 comments:

Jon said...

Been waiting to see this! Very nice! I'll be sure to hire you guys when I redo my place ;)

Dawn said...

Woot woo! Love them both!
Fancy tiling there....that's a ton of work!!!!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Looks awesome! What a lot of work though - so nice to be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour!

Heather said...

The kitchen and bathroom look amazing!! you did a great job....that sounds like alot of work. I love the shower! it must be so exciting to use those rooms now!

Julie said...

Aimee that looks fabulous!!! I keep thinking about painting my cabinets but I'm afraid.

Christi said...

Awesome projects Aimee! They both look great. Congrats to you and the hubby!

Would you like to finish a basement?!

Krista said...

Looks great - I really love the backsplash in the kitchen!

joyRuN said...

WOW - they came out beautifully! Good job - I'm jealous!

Julie said...

TADA!!
and
Hooray!!!! They look fantastic - great work you two.

Have a lovely time having your own bathroom again :-)

DRog said...

nice work!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Good job on the bathroom. (sorry, if I had to choose, it is my favorite)

Amanda@runninghood said...

Gorgeous!! Love it. OUr bathrooms are next! :)

Teamarcia said...

Congrats on making it thru reno and living to tell about it! Both look fantastic!

Jill said...

VERY nice, I love the baby tiles in the kitchen!!! I retiled our bathroom about 7 years ago and must have done a pretty crappy job b/c mold is getting behind the grout - bleh!!! I need to redo it this summer when I'm off work...I may be giving you a ring! :)

trisha*n said...

Looks so good! Don't you love the feeling of finishing projects! :)

Colleen said...

WOW! Aimee, they both look amazing!

funderson said...

oooo...I love the tile

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am impressed, nice work, it looks great

Caratunk Girl said...

WOW!! Looks awesome!

Kristin said...

Love both rooms!! Great job!

Ironman By Thirty said...

Looks great!

Do you want to come over and tackle our kitchen and bathroom next? :)

The bathroom is on our summer to-do list. The kitchen is a future project once we figure out what to do with it - it has a funky layout that is going to be tough to work with.

Michael said...

That's awesome. They both look GREAT! I really love the shower!

Beth said...

wow, I love your new kitchen!

Jeff Vanis said...

Looks great! That bathroom looks awesome.

Alisa said...

LOVE the new bathroom!

Jill Costantino said...

Love them both! NICE!

Kathleen said...

We might be purchasing a home this summer. Now I know who to call for help when I need to change something :)

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Great job on all the DIY stuff! Very impressive work. There will be a lot of that in the next few years at my house. Can't wait! I love doing that kind of stuff.

Tanya Paradis said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! You guys must be very happy!

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