Our Kitchen Remodel

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BEFORE: This is from our home listing (The paint was much more green in real life).

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You may remember from this blog post that our neighbor’s tree fell on our house on Valentine’s Day. It caused a lot of damage to our roof, breakfast room, and kitchen, and it has been a slow/frustrating process. Almost two months later, I am so relieved to announce that our kitchen/breakfast room remodel is FINALLY completed. I am so excited by how it turned out that I had to take a break from my Europe posts to share the kitchen remodel. 

With the inside remodel, our breakfast room ceilings had to be completely replaced, and since our backsplash and fireplace tile got damaged, we replaced those as well. We also had to replace our roof and do a lot of repairs on the outside. The contractors finished the inside of the house on Friday and just have a little bit of work left to do outside today. Since our backsplash tile and fireplace materials were not salvageable, it gave us the opportunity to completely change the look of our kitchen. I have always been drawn to light and bright interiors, so this gave me the change to lighten up the spaces. When we first bought the house, the kitchen was dark green. We painted it a light gray on move in day to soften it up. When the tree fell, I decided to pick a white herringbone tile to really make the room feel lighter and give it a little bit more of a modern look. I feel like the backsplash has completely changed the look of the room. It’s almost like we moved into a new house. The pictures don’t do it justice! When we first looked at the house, I had actually talked about tiling around the window, but decided it would be too much work then. I am so glad that we did it when we got the chance. 

It only took the contractors two weeks to fix our house once they finally started working; the insurance company was the one who really slowed us down (State Farm needs to step up their game). I am just so glad everything is mostly done. Honestly, it’s been a rough 2 months. Once everything happened, they had to move all our breakfast room furniture into our main room, so we lived in a mess the past 2 months. If you’re local to Birmingham, I cannot say enough good things about our contractors, ServPro. They did such a beautiful job. I was so worried you would be able to tell where they replaced the ceilings since our floor plan is so open, but everything is seamless, with not even the slightest indication of where the damage was at. I am amazed at how great of a job they did. 

I cannot wait to share our breakfast room once I finish decorating it. We decided to completely change the look of the fireplace and add a mantle, so now I am deciding on decor for the mantle. I also might paint our breakfast room table to lighten it up to go with the room better. 

P.S. I have two final Europe posts that I will be sharing soon (A Full Guide to Paris/London).white kitchen | white modern kitchen | white kitchen with white herringbone backsplash | herringbone backsplash | small kitchen ideas | kitchen remodel ideas white kitchen backsplash | white cabinets and black countertops | kitchen contrast | mackenzie childs decor | home decor

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    • abyersguide
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      April 15, 2019 / 6:25 am

      Aww thank you so much. I’m so happy with it. It was a big headache, but worth it now that it’s done.

    • abyersguide
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      April 15, 2019 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you so much Jennifer.

  1. April 16, 2019 / 4:44 am

    Yay so happy your kitchen is remodelled Courtney!! It has been a process , and the Insurance companies can drag their feet. The herringbone backsplash looks awesome!! Looking forward to the future updates, take care, Terri xo.

    • abyersguide
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      April 16, 2019 / 8:49 am

      Hey Terri! I am sooo happy to have it complete. Yes, insurance companies really do. I am just glad it’s done now. thank you so much. I am very happy with how it turned out. I will share our breakfast room in the next couple of months. I still need to decorate and am slow at decorating haha. Have a nice day. Xo-Courtney

      • April 16, 2019 / 11:07 am

        It is okay Courtney to be slow at decorating that way you can get it just right. Did you get to Notre Dame Cathedral when you were in Paris? Have a nice afternoon and evening Terri xo.

        • abyersguide
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          April 17, 2019 / 12:25 pm

          That is so true! We did thankfully. I am so sad about the news, but glad they could save a lot. I am posting my guide to Paris tomorrow actually. You too. Xoxo -Courtney

          • April 18, 2019 / 4:33 am

            Glad you got to see the Cathedral Courtney! Terri xo.

          • abyersguide
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            April 18, 2019 / 9:58 am

            Thank you so much, Terri!

    • abyersguide
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      April 16, 2019 / 7:11 am

      Thank you so much, friend! It’s been a rough two months, but we’re thankful it’s all fixed. Insurance companies seem to take their time.

  2. Lindsey Puls
    April 16, 2019 / 10:10 am

    I am so happy everything worked out OK for you in the end! What an ordeal. Your kitchen looks FANTASTIC. That is beyond awesome you found a good set of contractors for the repairs. You have such a beautiful home. I can’t wait to see more posts about it!

    • abyersguide
      Author
      April 16, 2019 / 10:13 am

      Thank you so much, sweet Lindsey! It was an ordeal, but i am soooo glad it’s done. I am so glad we found good contractors too. They made it os much better. Aww thank you. I cannot wait to share more. I still have to decorate our breakfast room and eventually out bedroom hahaha.

  3. anna nilsen
    April 23, 2019 / 7:27 pm

    It all looks so pretty! So glad that now you can just enjoy it, and not have to live in chaos!

    • abyersguide
      Author
      April 25, 2019 / 9:31 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s been so nice having a functional house again.

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