About 1 year and a half ago I shared with you my very ugly kitchen: my kitchen needs a makeover. The kitchen hadn’t changed since the house was built in 1960. We had major plans for it when we bought the house 8 years ago, however the house needed more attention in other areas. I’d love to say that we have finally got around to giving our kitchen an entirely new look, but that’s not the case. A complete kitchen makeover costs a lot of money and unfortunately we just don’t have the budget for that right now. However, we decided to give our kitchen a new look with a one step at a time approach. Meaning we will gradually give our kitchen a new look instead of doing it all at once. We figure instead of waiting until we have all the budget we need, we’ll just do upgrades as we can afford them, even if certain upgrades don’t occur in the perfect order.
Kitchen Makeover: One Step at a Time
Before I start describing some of the changes we’ve done. How about I remind you what my kitchen looked like:
Yes, it’s ok to say yuck. It’s not like I liked my kitchen. I just made due with what we had. Anyways, here are a few things we’ve done so far to update the kitchen.
What we’ve done so far:
- We got rid of our big old dining set. We replaced it with a round table and antique chairs.
- We removed the wood shelves from the wall.
- Removed the lace window curtains.
- Fresh paint on the walls. Bye Bye Ugly Yellow! Hello Beautiful Statuesque!
- Painted all the trims in white.
- Transformed our closet door into a chalkboard door.
- New fridge, microwave, and coffee maker.
- New faucet. We upgraded to a Delta Touch2O Faucet – Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet Featuring Touch2O® Technology in Arctic Stainless.
Delta Touch2O Faucet
Our old faucet hasn’t been working like it should for years! We had been holding off changing our faucet until we changed the counter and sink. However, our faucet just didn’t work like it should. It only had pressure if it was placed in the middle of the sink (not convenient when washing and rinsing dishes), it would change temperatures by itself (it would go from cold to hot), water would leak from the faucet handle, etc.. Yes, we need a new sink and a new counter, however sometimes you need to change things now and not wait until you can afford to change things around it. This is especially true when it’s something you use many times throughout the day. We can always uninstall the faucet when we get our new sink and counter and reinstall it.
Let me share with you a couple of photos and video of our old faucet:
As you can see, we really did need to change our faucet. The thing was no fun to use.
Sébastien removed our old faucet and installed a Delta Touch2O Faucet – Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet Featuring Touch2O® Technology in Arctic Stainless. Oh my goodness, do I ever love it! I can start and stop the water with a tap anywhere on the spout or the handle: so practical!! I love that it instantly added a touch of modern to my kitchen! Want to see it in action? Please say yes… I even made a video showing you how cool it is:
Cool right?! I love that I can tap the faucet with my arm and wash my hands without getting anything dirty. Sébastien is especially loving it, I no longer bother him to turn on the water for me so that I can wash my hands in between meal preparations. No joke! Notice the little light on the faucet? That’s the TempSense LED light. It indicates water temperature, it shows you whether your water is cold, warm or hot by changing colours from blue to red. Such a neat feature! Want to know more about Touch2O® Technology? Learn more about it here: Touch2O® Technology
Here are more photos of our kitchen:
What we have left to do:
- Paint the cupboards.
- Change the hardware throughout the kitchen.
- New counter.
- New sink.
- New back splash.
- New flooring. Our linoleum flooring is stained and ripped in two places from moving out our old fridge.
- Install new lighting. I bought beautiful industrial pendant lights.
- Paint the french door.
- Paint the round table and the non-matching chair.
- New windows.
- Get stainless steel stove, dishwasher, and range hood to match the fridge.
- Add window treatments.
I think I’ll paint the table and the non-matching chair next. I’ll be painting the chair with a colour that matches the others. I’m not quite sure what colour I should paint the table though. What do you suggest?
I wish I would just start painting the cupboards already, I keep putting it off. Why? Because I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a big job. We have a lot of cupboards to fix before we can even think about painting. I should get working on them though, I’ve had the paint sitting in my basement for a couple of months now.
Oh and we’ll most probably install the new lighting soon too! I have both lights begging me to install them.
So, what do you think of the progress we’ve made in the kitchen?
Do you like the new wall colour? How about the awesome faucet we installed?
Have a FABULOUS day!
P.S. I’ll be linking this to these parties.
Disclosure: Although this post has been generously sponsored by Delta Faucet, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Delta Faucet.