This post is sponsored by LG.
I knew going into our renovation that a kitchen upgrade would make a significant and positive impact for our family.
I knew it, but I didn’t feel it until I stood in this new space and just allowed it all to soak in.
When I let it all soak in—the space, the sunlight, the soft clunk-clunk of the ice-maker in our LG refrigerator dropping its cubes—I just feel happy. I’m happy to have this beautiful new kitchen after living so many years in a kitchen that felt dark and certainly wasn’t functional.
To refresh you’re memory, here is where we started and below that how far we’ve come.
Changes we made
- Added insulation
- Updated electrical
- Installed new window
- Drywalled walls/ceiling
- Hardwood flooring (gunstock oak)
- New lighting
- Custom beech cabinets (crafted locally)
- Travertine backsplash tile
- LG appliances
- KOHLER faucet
I’m sure there were many more things that I missed on this list that my husband had to deal with behind the scenes!
My husband truly deserves some kind of large golden trophy for managing to make this space look and feel three times bigger.
Honestly, he also deserves an award for simply persevering through our kitchen renovation and weathering the hurricane of my constant anxiety.
The project took longer than what we had originally anticipated, but you know what? It happens.
Living like we were camping, not having proper sink and generally coping with a construction zone for weeks was a challenge, but it was worth it. My husband was always there to keep our spirits on track and his vision of this space is what kept me going.
“Just wait until this is all behind us and this room is beautiful,” he said.
Of course, the cherries on top of our kitchen renovation are the appliances we received from LG.
Working with LG on this project has been a dream. I can honestly say that the brand/blogger relationship I’ve shared with LG throughout the duration of my renovation has been so wonderful, patient, and most of all, insightful.
LG’s Director of Brand Marketing, David VanderWaal, even took some time to speak with me personally about each of the appliances we received.
I learned so many interesting facts about LG, LG products and also some fun consumer insights that were the driving force behind many of the features I love in my LG appliances.
We were able to choose appliances that fit our lifestyle, and the combination of functional innovation and beauty that each piece brings to our lives is just incredible.
Everything is easier for me now. From food organization and easy access in our LG Door-in-Door Refrigerator, to cooking and baking in my double oven range, to making a quick lunch in our over-the-range microwave and finally to giving our dishes and amazing clean in our new LG dishwasher with TrueSteam technology.
I’m going to be telling you more about each of our LG appliances in the coming weeks—it’s really all too good to cram into one post—trust me!
Yes, I’m quoting LG’s tagline here, but a new kitchen is a serious mood-lifter!
That cliché about the kitchen being the heart of the home—it’s true… at least it is now. Our new kitchen is finally a space where our entire family can connect, cook together and play together. Life really is good.
I would love to know what you think of our before and after, and, how important a role does your kitchen play in your home? Is it a space you love?
This post is sponsored by LG. LG provided our new kitchen appliances and I could seriously hug them for it. Opinions, however, are genuine and as always, my own!