A Rowhouse Kitchen Renovation

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Our rowhouse kitchen renovation is complete!  Demo started on April 9th with the kitchen becoming usable again on July 3rd. Today is August 9th and BC is finishing up the baseboards around the  peninsula- the last thing on the to-do list!

Rowhouse Kitchen Renovation

White cabinets really brighten up the space.  There is not a lot of natural sunlight in rowhouses (and we took a window out for the peninsula) so bright white cabinets plus a lot of recessed lighting make it so much more inviting.

Rowhouse Kitchen Renovation white cabinets

I really wanted subway tile – originally in aqua, then green-ish, but ultimately dark grey looked the best with our look.  The size is 4×12 which looks much better than the normal 3×6.  We will be adding some art, flowers, and more in bright colors to give the design more contrast.

The most useful thing we did was the peninsula.  So much more storage and a casual place for us to eat, chop vegetables, cook, and write this blog Smile

Rowhouse Kitchen Renovation Peninsula

In the peninsula, BC installed outlets that pop out as well as a USB outlet.  He gets really into the tech stuff.

Rowhouse Kitchen Renovation herringbone pattern floor

The countertops are awesome!  We went with quartz (Praa Sands by Cambria)- I insisted on it since we are bad about completing must-do maintenance.  The sink looks really cool but I keep accidentally turning the water on/off because it is a touch faucet.  Someday I will get used to it.

The rowhouse kitchen renovation before picture:

Kitchen Before photo

The Demo with BC, Michael, and Cyrus the supervisor:

Rowhouse Kitchen Renovation demo

BC already started another DIY project- the dining room table. Baltimore rowhouses are small and most dining tables are 72-90 inches long.  We don’t have that much space.  But we knew we liked the reclaimed wood look.  He decided to build one himself  that is 60 inches long while I was at the beach last weekend.

DIY Dining Table

It still has to be sanded and sealed but it looks great.  I’m off to buy some new dining room chairs!

DIY Kitchen Table

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