coastal decor and crafts

2/8/10

Before + After: My Kitchen Remodel with IKEA Island

Our coastal Rhode Island home has a brand new kitchen. Take a peek!

Kitchen Remodel After
We couldn't be happier with our kitchen remodel!


Kitchen Remodel Before
The messy process is behind us (we removed a load bearing wall and floor tiles), and the space turned out exactly how I had envisioned it.

black and white kitchen after
The black stove top blends in with the granite, and IKEA happened to have the perfect kitchen island for the space. All the way to the left, you might recognize my Seashell Door.

kitchen cabinets with open shelves
To finish off the kitchen cabinets and create a transition to the sitting area, we installed a few shelves, and I put some coastal cups and a dish on display.

kitchen ikea island
The view toward the dining and living room. The door to the left leads into a small powder room that we added to the space since there was no bathroom downstairs. We hang out in the kitchen a lot now, enjoying the new open space which also offers a view of the ocean inlet.

47 comments:

Really Rainey said...

Hi Maya! That before and after is amazing! And I can't believe that Island is IKEA! I love that store too! You guys did a fantastic job with the remodel and it was really brave to remove a load bearing wall! Fantastic!
~Rainey~

Loui said...

Maya..
just gorgeous!!!
Love it..
very inspiring..
hugs..
Loui♥

theLENNOXX said...

Beautiful! I love how the dishwasher and stove front blend in with the cabinets and the black stove top blend with the granite. Bet you'll have a great time cooking in that kitchen!

EntertainingMom said...

Fabulous! Your kitchen is beautiful and huge! You must feel so happy and proud!

Fearless Nester said...

Maya, It looks fantastic! Love your new floors. That is such a dramatic change seeing the before. How much fun it must be to have such a new wonderful space! ~Lili

Laura Trevey said...

Maya ~~ your kitchen is gorgeous!!
Thanks for the island tip at IKEA ~~ I may be looking into one of those for the studio.

xoxo Laura

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

Oh it's totally fabulous! Tell us more though. Like what color white are those kitchen cabinets painted (I'm on a search for great whites) and what is your kitchen counter? The island couldn't be any more perfect ... like it was made for the space.

Chloe and Co. said...

Your kitchen remodel looks wonderful! Removing the wall was a great idea. Great job!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Whoa! Impressive

puna said...

Wow! What a difference! It's beautiful! So bright and fresh. Great job!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

awesome transformation! Love the ikea island!!

Low Tide High Style said...

Maya, your kitchen looks Gorgeous! You are so brave to have removed a load bearing wall. Our roof is a truss roof so none of the walls we removed were load bearing, thank goodness! And what a difference it made opening up your kitchen!

I love the white cabinetry and the black counters...that's my favorite combo as you know! And I love your Ikea island, it's perfect! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us!

Kat :)

Cheryl said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Shellbelle said...

Congratulations! It's finally done! AND it turned out beautifully, so open and spacious. Your shell door looks wonderful and that island from Ikea? Perfect! I'm going to have to keep that in mind when I move. I have no idea what my kitchen will need, but I do so love Ikea.

Great job, enjoy!

Shellbelle said...

I just love dropping in and seeing my button on top, I feel so special. Thanks again!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh how fresh and bright and clean it looks now! I LOVE it...you must even more so! Beautiful job!!

Aylee Bits said...

Beautiful! I love how bright it is. P.S. I like the new blog layout.

Marie said...

Oh Ms. Maya, I so luv your new kitchen! I luv the contrast of black/white and j'adore your cabinets.
-marie

frances said...

Hi Love your kitchen especially the island from Ikea I went to their website and I could not find it. Did you buy it recently or a while back thanks in advance and great job

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Maya
Well your remodel truly opens the space up!! very australian thing to have open plan kitchen.. in fact i find it claustrophobic not to..

it looks fantastic.... as do you ., you skinny minny!!! The IKEA island is terrific also... they do have some great stuff if you are selective about what you choose!!,, i have far too much IKEA stuff as I go there with the intention of buying 1 thing and come home with a trolley full.. The stools are quite fab also.

Enjoy your new kitchen.. it looks wonderful!! xx Julie

Love Where You Live said...

Great space!! When I saw the first photo, I thought, "oh my." But the After looks effortless, which I know it wasn't (smile). Love seeing what you did...thanks for sharing, -s

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow...big project but worth it. Everything looks great.

Sue

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Frances, we bought the island last November, so not too long ago!

frances said...

Hi I eventually found it. Ikea should use your picture because the one on the internet does it no justice.

Cozy Little House said...

All looks so clean and crisp and serene! I need to check out IKEA for islands.
Brenda

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Wow! That's a big transformation! Love it. I do love IKEA.

blueloom said...

Wow, what a transformation! Your kitchen looks amazing. Great coastal design. Your home has lots of character.
Kinga

Lia said...

How lovely is that wow.
You must feel like a queen in it.
much love
Lia
xx

April in NY said...

Great remodel! I love it. May I ask where you got your stools for the island?

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

The stools were from a local store (which I don't remember). The original color was dark brown, so I sanded and painted them, and changed the seat cover (I love stripes!). They are super comfortable and have been with us for more than 5 years.

Lindsey said...

What a lovely remodel! Still loving the "seashell door";) Just curious...how long did the project take?

DesignTies said...

Your kitchen looks great!! Love your shaker-style doors, and your wood floor is awesome :-)

I just took a look at your seashell door project -- what a great idea to re-purpose that great door :-)

Enjoy your new kitchen :-)

Kelly

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Lindsey, it's hard to pinpoint how long the kitchen remodel took since we did it in phases, with breaks in between. Although, the entire ceiling was torn up for new plumbing first which alone took about a month. After that I worked on removing those pinkish tiles..., for about three weeks! Installing the lighting (cans) was done on several weekends..., so all in all it took at least 4 months I'd say.

Karena said...

Let me know if you need seascape art for your new room!! It is a beautiful transformation!

Karena

MBM said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! I love it!! Really you are magazine ready!! :) MBM

Jeannie said...

I love it! I want a new kitchen so badly...at the moment, am trying to be grateful for what I do have in life...you know? I live an atlantic beachlife and i love it! so i'm happy.

(but I do get bouts of serious kitchen envy, i won't deny it)

Kendall said...

Hi Maya! I've been spending this rainy & cold Saturday afternoon going through your blog and I just saw this post! I love your kitchen re-do. It's exactly the type of kitchen I would have if I got a "do over". Everything you chose compliments each other so nicely. Great job!

Sandra said...

Looks amazing. Great Job!

Ikea Lover said...

that's an amazing work! would love you to feature it on our site! http://ikealover.com

Love the Decor! said...

Beautiful !!
i am your newest follower !!

SandyQuilts said...

Fabulous. Do you have more photos? And did you go into detail 'how you did it'? thanks.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Regarding more photos:

I do have more photos on the remodel blog where I documented the process. Everything under kitchen is here:
http://coastalthemehome.blogspot.com/search/label/Creating%20a%20New%20Kitchen

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

More photos here (now you can just click):
Creating a New Kitchen

Chic Coastal Living said...

I love this kitchen remodel! White kitchens are my favorite! Beautiful job!

Lisa said...

Maya, your kitchen is such an inspiration to me! Love it. Hope you have a happy new year ahead!

Shellbelle said...

Maya, I love those corner shelves, the cups go perfectly with your black and white look. Just lovely.

time worn interiors said...

Loving the looks of your new kitchen! Great transformation!
tot