We seriously had to pick our jaws up off the floor when we saw this almost unbelievable kitchen remodel. Here’s Gord’s letter:
I just thought I’d drop you an email regarding our kitchen renovation that we have just completed. This involved moving windows & doors, tearing down walls, closing in the weird wall-railings in to the family room and reconfiguring the entire kitchen. We basically stripped the space down to studs and started over. We knew that moving electrical, plumbing, etc would cost a bit extra, but we are so glad we did it. We basically doubled the size of our kitchen by doing so. We did a lot of the work ourselves & stayed within budget! It was a huge undertaking, but very worth it! As you can see, the kitchen before was small, awkward & dated. By reconfiguring, tearing down the wall and moving everything around, we now have an open & bright room that we enjoy spending much of our time in. Hope you enjoy it! Sincerely, Gord
You’re totally gaping at the computer right now, aren’t you? We just keep drooling and scrolling up and down. This gorgeous kitchen renovation is proof that even the saddest of befores can be transformed into a majorly amazing after. Thanks so much for the pictures Gord! You definitely cooked up something pretty sweet.
gorgeous! i love it, we’re getting ready to start ours, and this is such an inspiration!
This kitchen is stunning! Great job, Gord!
I just saw this same makeover posted today on the “It’s Great to be Home” blog. It’s fabulous, but just thought you’d like to know.
This has to be one of the best before&afters Ihave ever seen. When I saw the first pic, I expected some cabinet painting, and not much more. But this… AMAZING.
Holy Cow! What a difference!!! What were people thinking back in those days when they designed kitchens?
My favorite part has to be the island. Love the contrast with the white cabinets. Great job! New kitchens are the best!
WOW! What a difference?! That is one amazing kitchen. Wonderful job, Gord!
You were serious… that is a JAW DROPPING makeover! My chin actually hit my desk… literally. Do they want to remake my kitchen too?!! AMAZING work!
Wow! Love the light fixtures over the island.
wow i love the dark & light combo, very classy :)
I can’t stop looking! it’s amazing!!! great job and so inspiring :)
What are the chances?? Gord sent his gorgeous kitchen redesign to me last week and it is my post today, too! Seriously small world. :) http://itsgreattobehome.net/2009/05/05/gord-lauras-gorgeous-kitchen-remodel/
So funny that you featured Gord’s amazing makeover today too! It’s a small world (full of gorgeous kitchens!).
natalie meester says
Wow! How beautiful! Do you know how long that island is? We have 5 in our family and was wondering how long it’d have to be to get us all seated there.
Oh, yeah! Mouth fully agape. What an amazing transformation.
Yes, my jaw dropped too!!! That is absolutely beautiful. I’ve been dreaming of remodeling my kitchen for about five years and LOOOOOVE looking at kitchen before and after pictures. Love the light fixtures!! Thanks for sharing!
Wow! What a stunning transformation!!! It gives me hope for our dated kitchen :-)
Thanks for sharing!
heather s. says
That is absolutely amazing! It doens’t even look like the same space since they moved windows/doors! Great job, Gord (and family).
I can’t get enough. (*drool*) Any more pictures, Gord?
Live a Colorful Life says
That’s funny. Before I read that you kept “scrolling up and down,” that is EXACTLY what I had been doing. Amazing. And amazingly beautiful!
Beth G says
My jaw did drop at this…what a difference! AWESOME! :)
This is probably the most amazing re-design you’ve ever posted.
AMAZING remodel, Gord! Can you give us the skinny on your resources for cabinets, countertops, and those great light fixtures?
Congrats on staying within your budget and still ending up with a professional-grade transformation!
What a beautiful & stunning kitchen makeover! I cannot believe it’s the same space. Good work Gord – it’s gorgeous!
What a beautiful kitchen!! Great job Gord!
The new kitchen is beautiful! Mind if I ask the name of the new paint on the cabinets? Thanks! :)
So glad you’re loving Gord’s amazing makeover. We’ve emailed him to let him know there are a few questions over here, so hopefully he’ll pop in and answer them all!
Wow! Incredible! I love the floors!
omg. that is amazing! so glad gord shared!
That is one fine kitchen. Your eye for design and layout is fabulous. Where did you steal the extra space from?
WOW! Hard to believe that’s the same kitchen.
Great makeover indeed but this looks like serious money!!! I would love to know how much this transformation costs.. We can all have nice kitchens if we had the resources, right?
What a stunner! I am in love with the lights over the island. I can’t believe they did it themselves. So skilled and absolutely gorgeous!
ps. Your comment section in the Z Gallerie post is not working. :(
Oh my gosh, I LOVE this kitchen!
no more detail :-( timeline, budget, sources, Gord, help a sista out LOL
John & Sherry,
Yes, just last week Liz posted a request for reno before & afters. I really enjoy her post over there and thought I’d share these photos with her as well … and they ended up being posted on the same day! How funny. Glad you all enjoy it!
In answer to the questions here:
1. The colour of the white cabinets is: “Marble White” from Benjamin Moore
2. Cabinetry and granite were from local custom cabinetry and granite companies
3. The pendants are an Uttermost pendant we ordered in. See http://www.uttermost.com
4. The island is 9′ 4″ long. We absolutely LOVE this island. Originally we weren’t planning to remove the wall because of the extra cost involved. But we eventually decided to remove it as that allowed for this large island. A decision with no regrets whatsoever!
Hope these answers help.
W-O-W! I must know the light fixture source!
John & Sherry,
Just want to share that we have a blog going evolvingrenovation.blogspot.com which is documenting our entire home renovation. We are currently working on a nursery transformation. The blog isn’t super professional, but just a way for us to share what we’re doing. Thought I’d drop this note for your readers! Thanks!
WOWZERS! I LOVE IT! I would have never thought to use that color floor with the dark wood cabinetry, but it really keeps the room bright! A darker floor really would have ruined the mood!
NICE WORK ;)
Would you mind asking him where he got his light fixtures over his island, as well?
Love, love, LOVE! Yes – would love to know where the light fixtures are from. Amazing!
Wow! This is fabulous!
SoBella Creations says
From your house to mine!
I cannot get enough of photography coffee table books. Love them…lots of inspiration.
For some reason, your Z Gallerie giveaway seems to be halted at 1,334. Hopefully, this can go into the entries for the giveaway.
Ditto about the Z Gallerie giveaway, I would love to win! From your house to mine!
All I can say is WOW! Beautiful…my dream kitchen, the after of course!
Love the kitchen!! What a beautiful transformation! Can’t wait to check out the blog (work blocks blogger, grr!)
OMG gorgeous makeover. I love it.
I see people are asking where Gord purchased his pendant lights and didn’t notice he has already answered the question.
Here is the answer he gave:
“3. The pendants are an Uttermost pendant we ordered in. See http://www.uttermost.com“
Wow! WWhat an amazing kitchen now! Great job on the reno Gord.
That’s amazing – and my initial reaction was ‘jaw-dropping’ — and that’s before I even read the other comments saying the same!
Can you ask Gord what his costs were (recognizing that they did a lot of the labor themselves, it would be helpful to know….we’re planning a redo now and I think I want Gord’s!)