Vermont Kitchen Reveal

{ta-da}
Back in March I did a post about the outdated and poorly lit kitchen in our Vermont ski condo.  I also included inspirational images for the re-design of the new kitchen.  Over the summer we completed this project, and last week I snapped a few (grainy) shots to share here.  Adding extra lighting, pale gray painted wood cabinets, light gray granite counter tops and shiny stainless appliances had a tremendous effect on this space. The dark wood floors were a nice upgrade from the previous uneven thick muddy tiles (which, inexplicably also served as the previous back splash).  Next summer: the bathrooms!
Here is a shot of the old kitchen, from when we purchased the unit in 2008.
{dig those moose head stools}

More shots of the new:

 

 

 

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72 Comments

  1. cityfarmer wrote:

    darlin', you've got it goin' on here!!

    I'll have a steaming latte please …

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  2. Fantastic! I love the color scheme and the new cabinet faces. My favorite part, though, is the little chalkboard and photo of the kids! You did a beautiful job.

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  3. Gorgeous, Sue! You did an amazing job! And there should be plenty of snow up there for you now! Love, love, love it! XX!

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  4. Karena wrote:

    Sue very nice transformation, love it! Snow here in Kansas City!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  5. Are those leather seats on the bar stools? Love them!!

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  6. I love that you kept the wood paneling on the bar. That gave it the perfect unique touch a simple kitchen calls for.

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  7. It looks fantastic, Sue!!

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  8. Cara wrote:

    it looks wonderful Sue!

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  9. It looks absolutely gorgeous! Such a huge difference.

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  10. Sue,
    It looks amazing!! what a change!!

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  11. TTI wrote:

    Wow – love the new kitchen! Absolutely beautiful. I especially love those cut outs on the cabinets!

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  12. court. wrote:

    gorgeous! I love that you left the knotty pine on the kitchen island. it's a throwback to the old kitchen and it looks great!

    I miss VT, used to have a house in plymouth. it could have used your touch in the kitchen (and everywhere else!)

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  13. Should I bring my snowboard?

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  14. Stephanie wrote:

    What a great job! really well done!

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  15. i have to tell you how much i LOVE this space and the transformation you provided!! love every inch. one of my favorite things is those new stools, really gorgeous! superb job 😉

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  16. HUGE improvement! So, what is it with beige formica cabinets in ski condos? Seems every time I stay in one, I see them. . .
    Reggie

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  17. Heather wrote:

    oh wow! I just LOVE what you did. Way to go making a condo AWESOME. I was just up in Stowe, LOVE vermont!!!!

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  18. Love those counter tops – you don't see gray granite very often, be-utiful!

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  19. ASHLEY wrote:

    looks fabulous!

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  20. Ah-mazing upgrade!!!! You have such an incredible eye!!! Are you giving tours?

    xo E

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  21. Debby wrote:

    Such a great ski home! I am loving the dark wood floors… so warm and rich. xo

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  22. really beautiful, what a great place to escape to! Janell

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  23. What a difference! Amazing how a relatively small space can be transformed with color and light! Great job!

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  24. Talk about an upgrade! Wow! Love it! Your ski home is way swankier than the ski condo we had at Stratton as children.

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  25. So beautiful. You are such a great decision maker. I really like all of your choices!

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  26. stacystyle wrote:

    Really clean and warm and beautiful! You should head up there today before the big snow!

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  27. WOW…what a gorgeous transformation!!

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  28. SO pretty! I love that you kept some of the wood on the front of the island. The result is beautiful. Enjoy!!! xo

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  29. What a fabulous transformation, night and day!

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  30. Staley Mc wrote:

    This looks great!! I love it!

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  31. that gray is fantastic, sue. totally wonderful re-do. the countertops are just perfect, in my opinion. I know you are so happy with it…

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  32. What a transformation!!! I absolutely love the grey cabinets and granite. I also this it's fabulous how you left the wood panelling on the island- gives such a nice balance to the more feminine elements in the space and makes the kitchen feel so warm/charming. Well done Sue- love love it!

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  33. What a fantastic upgrade! You're going to be so much more excited about going in there now 😉
    Love the paint color and the whimsical little cutouts.
    Cheers, Alcira

    nerochronicles.com

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  34. Oooh we're headed up to Vermont to ski next month. Never been – so excited!

    Finishing a kitchen is the BEST. Are you thrilled to have it done?

    Kelly

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  35. paula wrote:

    these are insane! so gorgeous. Your taste is impeccable.

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  36. LOVE it! I didn't realize your place was in Vermont. We're going to Stowe in Feb. My husband won't let me ski (preggo) but I'm excited to sit and read and do nothing

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  37. Absolutely love it… it's giving me ideas for my kitchen!

    -xoxo Noe
    ADELLA AVENUE

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  38. What a wonderful redo! Great job Sue – Love it!

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  39. Julie wrote:

    Oh my oh my, One more proof of your undeniable style. I love it.

    I have a fantastic giveaway going on. Why don't you come and enter?

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  40. oh wow i love this!! you have got some impeccable style!!!

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  41. Amy R. wrote:

    Sue, you really did a great job. I love the creamy color of the cabinets & the quarterfoil detail on the pantry doors.

    Amy R.

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  42. Josie wrote:

    It looks fantastic! I love the countertops.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  43. Sketch42 wrote:

    I love the raw wood on the back of the island! Gorgeous!

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  44. So incredibly wonderful! Congratulations! You did superb!

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  45. A very good before and after! However, I didn't see the number to make my reservations for dinner…or skiing!!!

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  46. I have come by a few times to visit and I have really enjoyed your blog! Laura at BB&B sent me over.

    Great kitchen. Well done!!

    Beth

    I have a giveaway this week!

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  47. coolkids wrote:

    looks awesome!

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  48. gorgeous! thanks so much for stopping by my blog. yours is lovely! now following 🙂

    xo.ashley

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  49. Wow, you did a fantastic job! It looks amazing!

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  50. Huge improvement!!! Lord I had those kitchen cabinets in my first house after I got married…..not much you can do but get rid of them!

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  51. wow you completely revamped it, it looks great

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  52. Sue, it looks amazing!!

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  53. Kwana wrote:

    Wow! great job. Just beautiful.

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  54. Really great! Come and see my new range….

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  55. Oh my gosh Sue – it's gorgeous!! I love it.

    xo,
    C

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  56. Dying over here! It's perfection! Great job, Sue!

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  57. Stacey wrote:

    Gorgeous redo Sue! Is that an Elkay faucet? XX

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  58. Fabulous! Don't you just love it? I adore the light gray granite and cabinets? Can I ask what the paint color and the granite are? Also, just curious if you spend much time here and how close it is to your house. We have a little place a couple of hours away that we use all summer long and are going to try to go next weekend. It just makes us feel like we've really gotten away. do you feel the same? Anyway. Great job!!!!

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  59. Kendall wrote:

    That's a pretty extreme makeover! I don't know how you can stand to get rid of those bar stools though 🙂

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  60. superb!! Awesome makeover!! I love the new colours.. 🙂

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  61. I think it looked better before. That milky plastic laminate really does it for me…

    😉 Someone had to say it. Of course it looks fantastic! love the grey and that you kept the wood, quite beautiful~!

    Xo Jessica Rae
    {lovely ugly design}
    http://lovelyuglydesign.blogspot.com/

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  62. I have no excuse as to why I can't get our home kitchen reno up and running when your condo is now running circles around my idea files! I am so in awe, that I can't come up with a word better than awe-some right now 🙂

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  63. what a beautiful transformation!! love the choice of grey for the cabinets and I've always loved those faucets. great job!! 🙂

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  64. You, my friend, are brilliant. It's gorgeous 🙂

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  65. Kelle Dame wrote:

    I love a good before and after!! It's beautiful! You did a fabulous job!
    Kelle
    xx

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  66. Sarah wrote:

    What a lovely and modern update! it looks great – what happened to the moose stools???

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  67. What a great job Sue! I love that you worked with the existing layout and enhanced it tremendously…great eye! The ceiling fixture might just be my favorite piece! The cabinets, the countertops, etc are excellent too! Perhaps a tour when I'm in VT?

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  68. Love it! Much better!
    -Trish

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  69. Amazing before and after Sue! Your kitchen looks fabulous!! I especially love the style of cabinets you went with. I just finished tiling my kitchen backsplash last weekend, we are almost there!!
    Nancy xo

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  70. Absolutely brilliant job Sue, looks sensational.

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas too and a great start to the year so far xxx

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  71. Sue– This as a beautiful remodel. You must so enjoy this kitchen, now! The colors and finishes are superb.

    The black and white photograph is the perfect touch. I'd love to eat pizza and sip hot cocoa here.

    Loretta

    p.s. Toured your condo with your sidebar link. Great fun!

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  72. bentley wrote:

    the new kitchen looks fab!! well done!

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