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Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 | 2 comments

Amy and John’s Kitchen Reno Part 4

Amy and John’s Kitchen Reno Part 4

It’s been three months since we wrote our first post about Amy and John’s galley kitchen renovation project and we are happy to report that the kitchen is now complete!


In our first post, we showed you the original 1940s era cramped kitchen. It had updated features, but was too small for the family of four. Amy and John hired MW Construction Services to help them design, plan and create a more functional space.


In part two, demolition was underway — the wall between the dining room and kitchen was gone and they went through the process of updating wiring and rearranging ducts.


By mid-October, there was major progress with painted walls, new cabinets, Silestone countertops and expanded flooring.


And just a week before Amy and John hosted a party for more than 40 people in their home, the finishing touches were done.


If you remember from part 1, they wanted to keep the blue and white tile floor that they installed a few years prior to the renovation. The flooring for the new kitchen, however, was going to be about 2 feet wider than the old kitchen. Unfortunately, they were not able to find the exact size tile, so their contractor hand cut larger tiles to match the existing ones.


They moved the fridge about 2 feet to the left of its original position which enabled them to add more cabinets and gave them easier access to the basement door.


They installed recessed lighting on the kitchen side and a Moravian star pendant in the dining room. Amy inadvertently purchased a plug-in lamp, but the electrician was able to switch out the cord and hard-wire it into the ceiling.


The huge peninsula is a major upgrade from the kitchen cart they used to use for prep and storage. The silestone countertop extends over the cabinets, making room for the barstools from Saah Unfinished Furniture.


Twins Declan and Finian were happy to demonstrate how the bar works.


It’s great for prepping and serving food and also for playing with cars and trucks.


The opposite side has a spacious cabinet, drawers and a narrow pull-out for spices.



There are smaller versions of the Talavera pottery ceramic pulls on the upper cabinets too.


The backsplash is a glass subway tile, in a coordinating blue color, for a classic but colorful style.


Taking a look back again, what a transformation this has been. From this:


To this:


And this:


To this:


Well done, Amy, John, Declan and Finian. Thanks for letting us follow along during your fabulous kitchen renovation! If you have a project like this to share on our site, please let us know!


  1. Wow, that is amazing!

  2. Great job. Congrats

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