Our Home Renovation

It has been over three years since our home renovation and it just occurred to me that I never really showed the before and afters of how it all went down. Home renovation is not for the light at heart, especially if you are the one doing it. I honestly can’t believe we made it through alive and married. LOL. Living in the basement with the 5 of us was not fun. I did my dishes in a blue tupperware bin for far too long 🙁 In this post I am going to show off our kitchen and how far it came. It started off with two bay windows. One was above the sink and the other was floor to ceiling in the nook. Both had to go. Fun fact, did you know that bay windows let in less light as it reflects it all. At the end of the day the kitchen was a complete gut, cause it was bad. When redesigning, we knew a big island was in need. Our home is 40 years old so it does have a dining room and we knew we would use that the most. We added an extra big island and set up a breakfast nook at the end of it. It has worked out perfect for us! I could go on and on, but I will just let the pictures speak for themselves!!!!

Renovation – Crafted Edge Homes

Designer – Me (Life by Design)

Kitchen Cabinets – Bjornson Cabinets

Lighting – HomeSense

Countertops- HI Kitchens

Backsplash – Hawthorn Interiors

Appliances – Trail Appliances


Sunshine Ceiling!!!!!! and two Islands. I mean why not????
This is where the nook would have been if there wasn’t a strange island, also the large bay window…..
I had to put this in here cause he’s so darn cute. The kids even helped demo!
This was the start of it all coming out!
Bye bay window bye!!!
This first round of installs!


We took out the wall ovens and put the stove back on the wall. We also had to make the doorway smaller.
Putting your microwave in the island always helps with space! I wanted a two toned kitchen too
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