April 20, 2021

Transformation Tuesday #23 : A Beautiful Kitchen Makeover!

I'm staring out the window in disbelief right now. Yesterday, it was 65 degrees and SO nice outside. And now, this is what I'm looking at. In late April! We're supposed to get 2-4 inches overnight.

This transformation post is actually only going to contain one transformation--my jaw dropped when I went through the photos and I couldn't narrow them down, so I just decided to post them all. And I don't want this transformation to seem like it's superior to others because of the sheer number of photos, so I'll save the other transformations for next week. Thank you for sending them!

Okay, here goes... this is from Jennifer:

"Since we bought our house in 2015 I’ve wanted to upgrade the kitchen from the standard builder grade finishes. We started the process in 2019 and finished in 2020 right before lock down! I’ve dreamed about the Stellar Snow Quartz countertops for years so I knew they had to be part of this.

We shortened the raised wall behind the sink and got everything ready for countertops and time. We’d already painted all the walls in the house gray and I painted the ceiling in the kitchen white. We installed the lighting ourselves and built a window seat for the breakfast nook with tons of storage. Home Depot installed the counter tops and we worked with a local tile guy to install the backsplash, floors and accent wall. All in all it took us about 18 months to complete and we couldn’t be happier!"

The first few pictures are from before, then there are some during construction, then several "after" photos, and finally, side-by-side before and after.

First, the before photos...

During construction...

The after photos...

And finally, the side-by-side photos!

Isn't it amazing?! I LOVE the accent wall and now I definitely want to do something like that in my house ;)  Jennifer, you guys did an amazing job and the kitchen is beautiful!

Remember, I am always looking for more transformations to post on Tuesdays. I have a few for next week, but please keep them coming so that I never run out! Just email a before photo and an after photo to me at: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com, and be sure to include your name and a description of the transformation. Thanks!


  1. This is stunning! I am in love with that window seat! Amazing job!!

  2. We live in India so we do not have such made homes and homes here are very different.
    But i totally admired what you have done and how you have created such a beautiful kitchen.
    I dream of such kitchen one day.

  3. OMG, that looks like my kitchen (the before photos) and I am so tired of it. I have the same countertops and with the paint we have it looks much more yellow and I am so over it! I might have to try painting my house more of a putty color to see if that will change the feel. We've done so much remodeling and upgrading this year, I can't afford to redo my kitchen to. Thanks for the inspiration! I love the finished look!

  4. That is beautiful 😍
    I love the accent wall and the window seat!

  5. Lol, the sign in the kitchen! All I see is “fucking” 🤣

  6. Gorgeous. But I need some explanation about Carol...

  7. I'm here to talk about Carol.

  8. Looks great, love the window seat. On the end of your island, did you know you can buy black outlets and face plates?


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