When we were looking at homes we nearly walked away from our home because of the kitchen. After writing several pro and con lists we ultimately decided that location was the one thing we couldn't change. Given that we were in love with the private conservation lot and the neighborhood we moved forward with our home purchase knowing we could change the kitchen (and other interior 'not loves') later. We are coming up on our 5 year housaersary next week and looking back at our before photos I can say with pride that I LOVE our home now, inside and out!
Here are pics from our kitchen before we did any work. It's a typical basic Florida builder grade kitchen. Things we didn't love? The honey oak cabinets, the old appliances, the green counters, the yellow paint, no island for starters. But the same is great! The light is fabulous and the potential for a transformation was definitely there!