Kitchen Remodel: Before and After

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Welcome to the new Sally’s Baking Addiction kitchen!! It’s been one heck of a ride since February when we first began dreaming up a new design.

Before I take you into the new kitchen, I want to show you what the kitchen looked like when we bought the house. It was beautiful with dark features and a rustic cabin-like vibe, matching the rest of the home. We love this style, which is why we bought the home in the first place– it’s a timber frame structure with exposed beams throughout. But I knew this kitchen wouldn’t necessarily be the gourmet, bright white photography-ready kitchen my business requires, so we looked into remodeling options right away.


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Here’s what happened from March to August. The entire kitchen was gutted.

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The bulkhead was removed to make room for larger cabinets. Due to the timber frame construction, we had to drywall the ceiling to obtain recessed lighting and an overall brighter kitchen. A large island was my top priority behind updated appliances. I’ve never had a kitchen island before!!

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And here we are today. This is my dream.

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If you look at the photo above, you can see our little beverage/wine refrigerator section. If you look at it in the photo below, you can see where our actual kitchen ends (the ceiling is white) and the dining room begins (the ceiling is the original).

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Here are some shots of the dining room. It’s still a work in progress. We’ll get a pretty rug for under the table and some curtains too. Once our pockets are full again, we may have a custom china cabinet built!

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And the rest of the kitchen details!!

The copper farmhouse sink makes me actually WANT to do dishes. 

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We picked everything out from every appliance to the backsplash, countertops, and cabinets. MAN that is overwhelming!

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Double ovens are a necessity as I pump out my future cookbooks and blog content. They are Thermador conventional ovens with a convection option. (All my recipes will continue to be written for conventional ovens.) Oversized refrigerator and freezer, separated by the home’s wood beam, for lots of food storage. And Franklin looking confused.

By the way, this baking pan storage is my favorite!! Consider this if you ever do a remodel. ↓ ↓

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Countertop: Cambria. Color: Windermere.

Cabinets: Koch. Door Style: Ridgegate, Wood: Birch, Finish: Pearl with Ginger Highlight

Cabinet hardware: pulls and knobs.

Backsplash: Daltile. Color: Tremiti sand.

Appliances: Thermador. HIGHLY recommended!

Pendant lights: Lamps Plus

Sink: Copper Farmhouse Sink

Sink fixtures: Delta faucet

Dining table: Arhaus

Dining chairs: Restoration Hardware (color: brown oak drifted, fabric: navy)

Kitchen stools: these are about 6 years old and I can’t find them online. They were from Bed Bath & Beyond.

Chandelier: Pottery Barn

Other gizmos and gadgets: wooden star is from Target (last year though!), personalized wine cork box from here, teal skillet clock is from an antique store, sprinkles chalk note canister is from Pier 1 (similar here), hanging cast iron spoons/utensils were Kevin’s grandmother’s, whip it good towel from etsy.

Thank you to Owings Brothers Contracting for making this come to life! And our friend Stacy for helping with the design. Let me know if you have any questions about the process, would be happy to chat!

Some photography by me, others by Jessica Eastburn photography. A couple of these links are affiliate links.



  1. Austria Azaceta on September 29, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Sally your kitchen is stunning!! Such a difference between the before & after pics. I love how bright & airy it looks (& feels I’m sure) & all the little details. And I just adore the dining room!

  2. Austria Azaceta on September 29, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Well, for some reason my comment got cut off. I meant to add that the dining room table & chairs are so beautiful! And big congratulations to you & enjoy it so so much!! Happy baking!! 

    • Sally on September 29, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks Austria! I really love how the dining room turned out too. 🙂

  3. Lou B. on September 29, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Congratulations on your new kitchen! Even I’d be happy to do the dishes in that sink 😛 I hope mine can someday look at least half as beautiful as yours!! 

  4. Jennifer on September 29, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Love love love this kitchen!!!! It’s possible I may steal some ideas!!! Although my fave part is franklins face in them.  Seriously can it get cuter?

    • Sally on October 1, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Haha! He’s such a cutie. It’s hard to be stern with him when he’s misbehaving!

  5. Mary Clancy on September 29, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Beautiful remodel! It’s bright and light yet still has some rustic features mixed in. Well done!

    • Sally on October 1, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  6. Emilia on September 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Sally, this looks just beautiful – you have a lovely home, and I do believe the kitchen is its heart. I wish you many happy years in it :). I love everything about it!

    • Sally on October 1, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

  7. Melanie on September 29, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    what a reno! amazing. the chandelier in the dining room is awesome.

    • Sally on October 1, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks so much! It was a splurge, but I love it so much.

  8. Donna on September 29, 2016 at 8:45 pm


    Your love of the cooking arts will make your new kitchen proud. A beautiful remodel indeed.

    • Sally on October 1, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you!!

  9. Valerie on September 29, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Absolutely beautiful remodel!! I love how you updated it but still managed to keep the rustic charm.

    • Sally on October 1, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you Valerie!

  10. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar on September 29, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Sally, it’s BEAUTIFUL!! My gosh how I wish I could do something like this. Seriously, everything you picked looks perfect! Congrats on the kitchen – and the new home! So fun!

    • Sally on October 1, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you Lindsay!!

  11. Ann on September 30, 2016 at 5:36 am

    Beautiful kitchen. Enjoy it for many years to come.

    • Sally on October 1, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks Ann!

  12. Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen on September 30, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Oh my gosh Sally it is INCREDIBLE. What a difference those white cabinets make too! How did you survive without a kitchen for all those months?! Annnddd I am a little obsessed with your clock 🙂 Congrats, you deserve it!!

    • Sally on October 1, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Thanks Ashley! Luckily we had a little kitchenette in the basement I could use in the interim!

  13. Barbara Rothman on September 30, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Sally, I’m so happy for you for your dream kitchen & getting it at such an early age. Congratulations. We redid our kitchen a few years ago & it’s my dream kitchen as well. It’s not as big as yours but we entertain quite a bit & I love it. I do have an island as well & the storage dividers for the cookie sheets. I had roll out cabinets also installed under my stove also Thermador which I love and a couple spice racks that also roll out. I can’t remember where you live but thinking it’s Midwest. I live in Paso Robles CA, more country here.
    Lord bless you in your new home & kitchen! Love your recipes!

    • Sally on October 1, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks Barbara! I appreciate it. I have a pull-out spice rack too. I love it!! I live in Maryland. Country here!

  14. Laura | Tutti Dolci on September 30, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous and what a complete transformation!

    • Sally on October 1, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      Thank you Laura!

  15. LaTrice on October 1, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    I absolutely LOVE your kitchen, Sally. Talk about gorgeous!!! 🙂

    • Sally on October 4, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Thank you LaTrice!

  16. Robin on October 2, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Wow!!!!!  You guys must be thrilled. Amazing job. No cookie cutter kitchen here lol  Such a transformation.  All the details … It is mind boggling  at times when you look back at all the decisions you have to make when remodeling. Bet you’re glad it’s done lol. Enjoy every minute baking in your amazing new kitchen!

    • Sally on October 4, 2016 at 10:20 am

      I’m soooo grateful it’s finished now. It was crazy all summer! Thanks Robin 🙂

  17. Natalie on October 2, 2016 at 10:51 am

    wow! your kitchen is absolutley incredible!  

    • Sally on October 4, 2016 at 10:19 am

      Thanks Natalie!

  18. Ruhma U on October 2, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Congrats on your new kitchen! The chandelier is gorgeous! I’m loving the whole cabin vibe…it probably makes cooking in the kitchen every day so much better. I can’t wait to see how your house looks when you’re done! 🙂

    • Sally on October 4, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Thanks Ruhma, I feel so lucky and grateful to have a dream kitchen like this.

  19. Troy on October 2, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Wow your kitchen is stunning. Love the feel and the function. We’re getting ready to add an addition to ours. Yours gave me some good ideas. Love your blog thanks for sharing. 

    • Sally on October 4, 2016 at 10:12 am

      Thanks Troy! Good luck with the addition!

  20. Anika on October 3, 2016 at 12:16 am

    This is literally my dream kitchen. Double Ovens and white counter tops!! I love it so much. I hope you enjoy making more delicious recipes in this beautiful kitchen.

    • Sally on October 4, 2016 at 10:09 am

      It’s been so wonderful baking in it. Thanks Anika!

  21. Alison on October 3, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Oh my goodness, your kitchen is GORGEOUS!!!! I love all the details, especially the copper farm house sink! I don’t think I have ever seen a farm house sink that wasn’t white or stainless. Thank you so much for sharing this renovation with us! It is so beautiful and I hope you love cooking and baking in this beautiful new space!

    • Sally on October 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Thank you so much Alison. Baking in this kitchen has been an absolute dream so far. The recipe fails and all!

  22. Ellie on October 3, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Sally, so happy for you. You deserve to have your dream kitchen, with all the cooking and baking you do. You’re going to enjoy working in such a pretty kitchen. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.

    • Sally on October 4, 2016 at 10:05 am

      Thank you for the sweetest comment Ellie!

  23. Audra on October 4, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Congrats on the new space 🙂

    • Sally on October 5, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Audra!

  24. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen on October 5, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Oh man, I’m jealous of both the before and the after! Enjoy your new space!

  25. Rae Ru on October 6, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful~! I love everything in your kitchen (especially that blue kettle. Why that of all things?? I guess it’s the spot of color). The baking rack shelf is a marvelous idea, and I do love those little corks trapped in that glass cabinet. And the confused doggies. Forever love the confused doggies. Wish I could get a kitchen this big when I get married ;;;;;;;;;;;

    • Sally on October 6, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      I love the kettle’s pop of color too 🙂 I kind of want a red one for around the holidays!

  26. Kathryn on October 6, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Kitchen of dreams! It’s so beautiful Sally! Can’t believe the transformation it has undergone. Love everything about it, from the countertops to the tiles (oh I LOVE the tiles!) and the cupboards, and that copper sink!! Heart eyes GALORE. It’s just so pinterest worthy and I’ll definitely be looking back at this if I get the chance to design my own kitchen!

    • Sally on October 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      Thank you so much for all the wonderful compliments!

  27. Kelly on October 6, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Can I live there? It is stupendous! It looks perfect for your baking blog (photos, baking) but family-friendly for entertaining.

    • Sally on October 6, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks Kelly! Also, I haven’t heard the word stupendous in a long time.

  28. Alex on October 7, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Love love love!!

  29. Marilyn on October 8, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Hi sally:  Your Kitchen looks beautiful, I know you will enjoy every minute in it, cooking and baking.  Have fun and enjoy.

    Marilyn Petitto

  30. Ashton Roberts on October 8, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Sally! The new kitchen is stunning! Having just completed our first custom home, I know how overwhelming it can be picking out every single detail but man, is it worth it. So happy for y’all! 



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