New Kitchen

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Blog | 4 comments

My Book Deal kitchen renovation is done! Again, this involved three stages:

– undercabinet lights (which you’ll see in the first “before” pic down there
– backsplash tiles the whole length of our long counter
– boards to cap our cabinets on top, which are visible from the stairs



See? Very plain white. I had a few potholders and decorative things up before, but it never really gave the room atmosphere. The kitchen really needed a sense of grounded space because the ceiling in there is about 30 feet high and the space is shared with the living room and dining room.




Ta-da! I’m so pleased with how everything turned out. The tile is tumbled green marble 2×2 and we used mocha-colored grout. We’ve lived here since 2008 and the kitchen has always been my space, but now it really feels MINE.

Maybe if I sell another book, I’ll upgrade my stove…


  1. Pretty! And I’m jealous of the high ceilings.

    • They are nice in a lot of ways, but they do make the air conditioner work extra hard in our long summers.

  2. Looks nice, Beth! The tile is a definite improvement.

    • Thanks! I absolutely agree.