Sunday, October 10, 2010

Kitchen: Before, During & After

The last three weeks our house has been turned upside-down! When we first bought our house almost 3 years ago one of the first things I wanted to do was to renovate our kitchen!! Well, recently we recieved a generous offering from some special friends of ours and we were finally able to do it! We are completely exhausted from all the work but of course when it´s all done, it is so worth it!! Here are some photos from before, during the demolition and after it was all completed!

BEFORE
My friends, Marley, Erika and Blanca helping me clean-up after our housewarming party almost 3 years ago.

Making birthday cupcakes for our friend Ben earlier this year. I had almost no cabinet space and there were strange windows and doorways in this kitchen.

DURING DEMOLITION

Yucky!


Here we opened up an arched window and made a bar into the back porch/living area.


For some reason there was a doorway from the kitchen to the bedroom on the other side of the wall. We closed up that doorways so we could use the wall for cabinet space.


We hired two of our friends from Bocachica (Luis and Jóse) to come and help us! We never could have done it without them!!


This was the main doorway into the kitchen. We tore that down and made a wider, arched doorway.


New window from back porch...future bar.


Tearing up the floor tiles.
AFTER



New arched window and bar.




New arched doorway into kitchen from dining room.








We also re-did the floor and the ceiling on our front porch.


A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE LORD AND OUR SPECIAL FRIENDS FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE!!!!!! IT IS LITERALLY A DREAM COME TRUE FOR US!! WE WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO AFFORD THIS ON OUR OWN!!

8 comments:

The Durhams said...

it's beautiful!!!

Jamie

Anonymous said...

Very nice!!! QUITE a difference!!! Praise God!!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your beautiful Kitchen !!! you deserve it
Bettina

Abi said...

WOW!! Your kitchen looks sooo awesome and glamorous!! :) Good job!! :) I'm sure you both love it!!

Miss you both!! :)

Sending love from MN!! :)

Abi said...

WOW! Your kitchen looks so wonderful! I'm so glad the Lord has blessed you both! :) So great!

Miss you guys! Sending some love from MN! :)

MamaBear said...

Wow Karen! It's beautiful! Very exiting for you both, hope this makes is feel much more 'homey'... Happy 'new' Housewarming!;)

Jon Hausserman said...

Wow Jorge and Karen this is incredible - I'm stoked for you both - Praise God

Jorge and Karen Silva said...

Thanks everyone! It has really been a blessing!!