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When we first moved into our current home there was a very long list of “to-do’s”. The kitchen was on the very top of that list.
In just a few short weeks, my husband and I took down the odd wall, and reworked the electrical. Without skipping a beat took the lead on building up our cabinets and updating the entire space. (You can read more about the process here.)
As with most projects, we stopped just short of the finish line. When I have a very long list I tend to skip the last 5%. I call this the “95 percenter’s club”. In this case we skimmed over something that we couldn’t afford at the time. New appliances.
Well over the past few years, our appliances have given out, and broken down. It was time to finally complete our kitchen…
I had been doing my research and checking out all the different features that appliances these days have to offer. There are so many different options when it comes to appliances. After a lot of research I ultimately decided on a BEAUTIFUL set of LG Smart Appliances. (If you want to see more about my search criteria and research check out my post here.)
While we were waiting on our new LG appliances to arrive. I decided to do a little bit of… updating. Naturally. I mean it’s right in my tagline. Sawdust 2 Stitches “Where We can’t leave well enough alone.”
About a year ago, I had the same mentality towards our dining area. ( It is adjacent to the kitchen.) Again, the dining room did get an initial makeover when we first moved into our home. It was lovely, but I wanted to change things up. (You can read all about it here.) For this makeover, I gave the existing lights a makeover, added pops of black and really leaned into the light wood trend.
Well, that all too familiar itch, had struck again. Like I said, I was waiting for the new LG appliances to arrive, so why not take advantage of that window and do a little updating. I took a page out of my dining room update playbook, and made a very cost effective change. I spray painted my existing lights! (If you are interested in the process I use to paint light fixtures you can read all about it here.)
The new light fixtures definitely channeled that look I was going for, but I couldn’t stop there. If you recall 2 summers ago, I helped my friend remodel her 70‘s Ranch home. It was then that I found and fell in love with these Liberty Hardware handles. In all honesty. I really think that swapping out your hardware is an instant non-committal way to really update your look.
This makeover was moving along quickly, with simply updating the lights and the hardware the whole kitchen looked different. But I was not stopping there. I decided to create some quick wall art similar to my dining room wall art. By adding some of the lighter wood tones as accents to the kitchen I thought it would tie to the two spaces together… I am not ALWAYS right, but in this case I totally was.
No sooner, than I was finishing up my last few details that I got a call that my new appliances had arrived and could be delivered! The process was was simple and painless. They set up for a speedy delivery and gave me a two hour window.
What is even better, is that with their delivery includes a free install service! In fact at my local Home Depot they even offer a free haul-away service at no extra charge. They did an awesome job and had my kitchen swapped out in no time. All-in-all the entire experience was a breeze.
Ok are you ready to see the newly updated kitchen? Yeah you are! As a quick reminder… Here is the kitchen the day we moved in.
Here it is after my initial kitchen renovation.
Drum roll please… and here it is now!
Beautiful right !? Ok, let me give you a better look at these beauties. Let’s start with the LG Range.
When researching appliances I realized I really wanted a range that had a low profile. I found that this look was more customary with a gas range. So when I found an electric LG Range that had all the controls on the front panel (as opposed to a taller tower on the back) I was sold! This may seem like a trivial thing, but it was something that was very important to me.
Appliances can totally be sexy, right ?
Next up the LG counter depth, 4-door French door Fridge with an Instaview Door-in-Door. Yup, it is that cool. I feel so fancy!
I went into the appliance shopping experience having only two criteria for the fridge. I really wanted to get one of those new fancy-shmancy french door style fridges, and I REALLY wanted a counter-depth fridge. “Why?” you ask? It is silly really, but it is a pet peeve of mine when the fridge protrudes out past the counter. I feel like there is obviously a spot created for a fridge, but some how someone measured incorrecly. Now, I realize that is not necessarily the case, but that is just how my brain sees it.
I know what you are thinking. Yes, counter depth fridges do typically have a little less cu. ft. However, this baby maximizes ever square inch! It has awesome features like door storage, a door-in-door storage space, which not only maximizes organized storage it is an energy saving feature as well!
… and did I mention all the drawers ? Deal closer am I right ?
A dishwasher is definitely one of those items that makes the phrase: “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” ring true. We had been having problems with ours for a while and it was hit or miss wether it would work. Forget about confidence in it producing CLEAN dishes. We were due for an upgrade.
The LG Top Control Smart Dishwasher did not disappoint. It has all the bells and whistles including a sleek design! Every time I pull out a clean pot or pan, I may or may not quietly whisper ” I love you” in my dishwashers general direction.
I know that often times appliances are a little overlooked and sometimes an afterthought, but it is amazing the difference they can make in terms of practicality and aesthetics.
Ok, just one more picture series featuring the progression of this space.
It is still amazing to me how a few simple changes can quickly and efficiently change the feel of an entire room.
If you want to see more awesome details about the space make sure you check out my post over on The Home Depot Blog.
Thanks for reading, and “take luck”,