Kitchen Remake

When we moved into our home we knew that the kitchen was the first room we wanted to change. It was functional enough, and there wasn’t a lot we could do to improve the layout, but the 1980’s golden oak cabinets and the peeling counter tops just weren’t our style. Here is what our kitchen looked like before:

Our kitchen at move in.

With a little work, and some generosity from Wilsonart and Delta Faucet, we were able to transform our kitchen into a beautiful space that we truly love. It’s currently our favorite place in our house, we seem to always gather in the kitchen.

What we did:

  • Replaced the counter tops with Wilsonart HD Laminate.
  • Painted the cabinets white.
  • Replaced all hardware, including cabinet door hinges (which were a bit tricky to track down).
  • Replaced the oven and dishwasher, added a refrigerator.
  • Added a microwave above the oven.
  • Did a Venetian Plaster paint on the walls.
  • Tiled the back splash with white subway tiles and a metal accent tile to add interest.
  • Added a new faucet, thanks to Delta Faucets.

One of the most amazing things about our new kitchen counters is that even though they are indeed laminate, we were able to get an integrated sink! That’s right, Wilsonart can do amazing things! It’s so nice to be able to easily clean up our kitchen with just a swipe of the sponge right into the sink without anything blocking the way.

Also amazing, the Wilsonart HD really looks like stone. Many people who have visited our home have commented on how they thought it was stone at first, and how they too were going to get it instead of stone because it’s much more cost effective.

Doesn’t it make a big difference?

Disclaimer: Thank you to Wilsonart for providing our counter tops, and Delta Faucet for providing our faucet, as always, our opinions and experiences are our own.


    • Aimee says:

      Thank you Lindsey! We love the tile too, especially the fun metal accent tile. I need a better photo of it, these don’t do it justice.

    • Aimee says:

      Do! They are seriously nice, and have the look of stone with out the high cost. They carry it at Lowe’s if you want to see it in person. 🙂

  1. Mike says:

    This looks great! Besides a little goes a long way. My favorite part of the kitchen is the plate display above the cabinets. It’s a great way to add some beauty… and even storage. Congrats!

  2. Tali Wee says:

    Hi Aimee,

    I work for Zillow and we’re launching a featured industry blogger of the week program that I’d like to get you included on because your home improvement content is a great fit. I wasn’t able to find your email address to connect with you to share the details. If you’re interested in this opportunity, please shoot me an email so I can tell you more.


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  3. Nicole says:

    Really nice kitchen makeover! Your before picture looks a lot like my kitchen – thanks for the idea and I hope to remake my kitchen by the end of this year!

  4. Selams says:

    you have helped me a lot regarding making changes in my kitchen, I have take your points in mind and make the changes as you have did. thanks for sharing. Appreciated your work.

  5. Catherine Crandall says:

    Beautiful kitchen transformation! White paint is just so right for your kitchen, it looks so clean and fresh. And that little plant helps a lot with the overall appearance of that room. Maybe, some additional home decors will make it more stylish. Good job!

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