dining room before

home “before” tour: kitchen & dining

Rupe and I had such a great experience re-doing the cabin that we wanted to find a home in LA that we could also really make our own. After a long house search and riding the LA real estate roller coaster we finally landed on a little bungalow in our favorite neighborhood.

So, here we go again.

First up on the what will later be called the “before” tour is the kitchen and dining area…

kitchen before - empty
which is a bit rough right now. Mis-matched countertops can look great but in this case? not so much.

kitchen before - emptyThe cabinets were custom built and original to the house but they are in reaaally rough shape. At this point I’m not sure if we will try and salvage what is there by refinishing them or put in all new. Oh so many decisions to come.

kitchen before - emptyWe are so glad that the original hardwood floors are in pretty good nick and go throughout the rest of the house (with the exception of a carpeted addition that I’ll get to later, eek).

dining room beforeOur old townhouse had high ceilings, wide open spaces, and rooms that in comparison to our new bungalow now seem enormous. Most all of our furniture doesn’t even fit in these smaller rooms but we are going to do our best to open things up, add on a little space, and get this cozy house feeling like home.

Take a look after the jump for the really real before photos (ie what we saw when we went into the house for the first time). READ MORE