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Old 09-15-2014, 04:04 PM
 
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I'd posted this thread awhile back looking for advice about how to handle the flooring transition in our kitchen remodel. I love seeing other people's before and after pictures, so I thought I'd follow up now that the remodel is finally done.

Rather than tile, we ended up running the same type/width of hardwood through from the dining area to the kitchen, though we did have to use a turn board between the two sections rather than interlace. We refinished all the flooring to match, so now even though the hardwood in the living area is narrower, it just blends and you don't notice it.

We were on a tight budget and I love the end results. Certainly a far cry from where we started!

Original Kitchen


Original view from living area


New Kitchen



New view from living area


New view into living area


Floor transition
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:25 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Nicely done!
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:38 PM
 
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Love this.

Good job!
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:19 PM
 
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Where did you find that island? Your new kitchen looks great!
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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Superb!!! Gorgeous!!!! Enjoy!!!!!!

I would add a nice, large rug in living room

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Old 09-15-2014, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Wow - you did a great job!
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Old 09-16-2014, 05:36 AM
 
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Thank you for the compliments. It was a long six months. LOL We did a lot of DIY and had other projects going so it took awhile! We only went about $800 over budget, and that's because we decided to have the pros install new hardwood in the kitchen and refinish all the rest, rather than doing tile work ourselves.

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Where did you find that island? Your new kitchen looks great!
We got the island from Home Depot (online) of all places. It came with a sort of furniture grade top so we removed that and installed a butcher block top instead. In the gap between the drawer and the top, my husband installed L-brackets and we had a custom cutting board sized to slide in and out. I love it!

ETA: I keep saying it was a budget remodel, but notice I never mentioned the budget! Including appliances and the wall demo/reconstruction, we came in <$15,000.

Last edited by OnlyWhnChasd; 09-16-2014 at 05:38 AM.. Reason: Additional info added regarding budget
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:51 AM
 
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I think you did a great job User before/after threads are probably of my favorite posts on here.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I like it also. I love the open shelving, it is fun to display things on it and can always be changed when you feel like displaying something else.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:21 AM
 
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I like it also. I love the open shelving, it is fun to display things on it and can always be changed when you feel like displaying something else.
Thank you. Yes, the open shelving was something I just HAD to have--much to my husband's chagrin. He tried really hard to get out of doing it, but I really wanted that country/cottage look and open shelving was part of making it all work. I always thought putting up shelves was just a matter of some wood screws and brackets, but turns out it involves a lot of swearing too!
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