Let’s start out the year with a dramatic before and after shall we? I swore I was never going to go through a kitchen renovation again. Cooking out of the living with a toaster oven was an incredibly stressful experience. When we purchased this new home, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to live with the dark cave like kitchen. It’s hard to see in the photo but the cabinets had a thick layer of grease on them and they were banged up pretty badly. The sink wasn’t centered on the window. There was a horrible drop ceiling that made the room feel really dark and closed in. We decided we needed to create a bright white minimalist kitchen that we would want to cook in!