I’m FINALLY getting around to showing you the finished images of the small cottage kitchen remodel I completed at the beginning of this year. To review here is Part I and Part II of the remodel in case you missed them.
Lets get to it,
sink wall before
sink wall during demolition
standing in hallway looking in to kitchen
Some other views,
we kept the existing stove because it was in such great shape and its apartment size was perfect for the space
we had some available space next to the left of the stove, perfect for open shelving
standing in hall looking in to kitchen
budget countertops are custom basic black laminate
And there you have it, a small kitchen, small budget renovation.
A reader asked a great question about what kind of exterior work we had to do once we shortened the window over the sink. Before deciding to change or eliminate a window or door, make sure you check the view from the exterior to make sure things will look right on the outside and the inside. With an experienced carpenter or remodeler, patching the exterior can be just a few hours work. The exterior of the cottage is yellow vinyl siding that was installed maybe 10 years ago, odds are I wasn’t going to find an exact color match. I decided to pull some siding from the back side of the cottage that isn’t readily visible and patch the hole with the old siding and then get as close of a match as possible to replace what I had taken from the back. The hole has to be framed for the new window and then covered and insulated and then finally covered with whatever siding you have and then trimmed. When looking at the outside you cannot tell that the window was ever any different.
Do you love the sconce hanging over the kitchen sink?
Sarah went back to check her sources, and unfortunately that exact sconce is no longer in production. BUT, we did round a few alternate options below.
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Hard to believe its the same kitchen! :) Ya did good!
Wowee, it looks great! You’ve really maximized the storage space with the stacked shelves. This kitchen is light, bright, and airy–all that a kitchen should be!
Simplicity at its best! Well done.
How much did those countertops cost?
less than granite
I would like to know the names of the paint pallet you chose? Thanks in advance
We used Benjamin Moore’s White Dove on the walls, and Benjamin Moore Super White on the trim and cabinets.
Well done. Proving that simple can really be beautiful. Now come and do my kitchen!
You are amazing….
What’s the wall color? It’s gorge.
It’s Benjamin Moore’s White Dove, love it and have used it many times!
Aw, man. I love White Dove. It’s my go-to molding color. So if that’s your wall color, what do you use on the trim?
BM Super White
BEAUTIFUL!!! good work
Thanks Amber, your kitchen is pretty alright too.
Haha!!! Yay Amber. I’m a recent fan. Sarah was singing your praise when I was last in NC. Happy to see you here!
We have a similar issue with our kitchen and I’ve been thinking about shortening our current window and moving the sink beneath it as well.
My hubby is concerned about the extra work on the exterior of the house from shortening the window. Do you have any picture or can you explain what you did??? Thanks so much!
Great question…I’m gonna update the post and explain this a little further.
Absolutely love this, what a beautiful transformation. Such a cute light above the sink!!
Where did you get the sconce above the sink?
The sconce is really affordable but I can’t find the exact one because it’s been a few years now since we completed that project.
There are some similar options at Wayfair like this one,
I would search affordable wall sconces that are bronze or black. Hope this helps!
I love the before, during and after pics. I am not sure about the microwave you selected. I think I would have splurged a little to find one that matched up with the stove a little better. It looks too mismatched in my opinion.
Thanks for your comment. It might not appear to be a “perfect” match b/c I re-used the apartment size stove that was already there. It was too damn cute to discard and it was in great condition. Hey they are both white don’t I get points for that?!
Where did you get the light fixture for over the sink? I love it!
Hi Jackie-I can’t locate that sconce any more but here’s a link to a fixture that is very similar and actually better looking-
That sink work perfects with the cabinet hardware. Good job!
To kick off our kitchen remodel, the first thing we did was remove the boring fluorescent light above our kitchen sink.