So this (above) is what my kitchen looked like when we bought the house. It had some good qualities, but not my style at all. We new it would be easy to work with, especially once we got that wall paper down. It. was. BAD. So when we first moved in we took it down and painted, in fact that was one of the first things we did. Then it was until last month that we decided to finish it up. Tyler nearly single handedly remodeled the kitchen. He ripped up the floor (which was an ugly orangy-brown color) and retiled. Then he ripped out the backsplash and re-did it as well. As for me, I picked out the tile, backsplash, and appliances and decorated :) So here are the afters. I were I were better with photography so you could really see how good it looks, but use your imagination.
I love the backsplash, it turned out beautiful. Tyler also put in recessed lighting under the cabinets which looks awesome.
We haven't switched to the stainless fridge yet, mostly because it will cause a huge headache. They don't really make refridgerators to fit in the current space we have. They are all too tall, so we would have to take out the cabinet above the fridge...pain.
Below you can kind of see some of the layout of the house. The door on the left goes to the basement, the door on the right goes to the family/living room/main entry.
Then the door on the right in the pic below goes to the dining room (which then opens up to the family/living room).
So, here's to an awesome husnband that gave me an awesome kitchen!