eFaucets.com loves helping homeowners make their remodel dreams come true, so when Amanda Marie fromSincerely, Marie Designsasked for help with her kitchen reno, of course we jumped in to help.
Amanda Marie and her husband moved into their second fixer-upper two years ago, and their kitchen was definitely more of a nightmare than a dream-come-true. Still, they saw the potential under the dark wood cabinets, bad lighting and awkward layout.
“Before we could even start renovating we had to clean out all the trash and items left from the previous residents. Lets just say, I’ve seen homes that have been abandoned that were in better shape than this place!”she wrote in an article publishedshortly after they moved into the house. “I truly think this place is charming. They just don’t build homes like they used too. Look past the trash, dirt and outdated features and I see a diamond in the rough!”
Fast-forward almost two years later, and the dirty, dingy, and dark kitchen has been completely transformed into an open, clean, and airy space where Amanda and her family can hang out and enjoy meals together if they want to forego the formal dining room.
The cabinets are solid wood but were badly in need of updating. Amanda cleaned them up and had them painted a soft gray with new doors and new hardware. She also moved her appliances around, and her husband built a custom range hood and extra space next to the stove for cookbooks and a little more counter space.
“We installed a traditional apron sink with a classic Kingston brass bridged faucet from eFaucets. Friends, it’s even prettier in person!:” she wrote. “I’m a sucker for brass, it’s unlacqured, so the finish will only get prettier over time.”
The traditional styling of the faucet fits in perfectly with Amanda’s home and the overall look she’s finding once she digs past the layers of paint and grime left by the previous homeowners.
Overall, Amanda’s new kitchen takes “cozy” to a new level. She’s managed to preserve the architectural details of the home – while adding some of her own – as she brings her house firmly into the 21st century.
“I don’t think that I could be any more relieved or pleased. There’s really something about having a room complete that brings so much joy to my little heart. It’s been a long two years in some aspects but we survived it and learned so much through the process,” she said.