Kitchen Renovation

She is finished! Phew, what a fun project this was. Keep reading to see the before and after photos below!

After buying our home in Jacksonville, we knew we had some large house projects we wanted to tackle— starting with our kitchen renovation. Really, everything hinged on it. There was tile, there was a few funky walls we wanted to re-work, there was wall paper, there was generally just lots of updating that needed to be done in order to start on literally anything else in the house.

The month after we moved in last August (2020), I met with a handful of designers in the area to chat about budget and get a visual on what I wanted. I knew I wanted certain things, but wanted to make sure it all could be done within a certain budget.

We went with Debbie from Kitchen Art for our kitchen renovation design and total management of project, along with Sid Russeau for our contractor and Mike Simoneau Electric. They are are truly the best, and have used them for many other renovations since.

For countertops, we used Mark at Moyer Marble, and highly recommend them. Our countertops are “Jasmine White” by Daltile. It’s a warm white with the faintest grey marbling.

Our cabinetry is Tedd Wood Custom Cabinets in “Dover White”. Debbie did such a good job in the interior design of the cabinets. We chose soft close for all doors, a lazy suzan in the corner cabinets, deep drawers for pots and pans on one side of the stove, and a trash can drawer. There are a MILLION more things you can do, which is so fun.

All the rest of the decor, hardware, and lighting is linked in this post below!

What we did ourselves to save on some money:

Demo’d entire kitchen

Removed tile (really not fun and would not do this again lol) and all existing flooring

Installed vinyl flooring – we went with “Honey Pecan” by Nuvelle


What we contracted out:

Full cabinet install

All electrical work


All walls we wanted filled in or removed

Here are some before photos from our listing…

for giggles.

And here’s the afters!

The stacked cabinets were something I REALLY really wanted to do. At first, I didn’t care about them having windows or not, but I am glad we did. Debbie pushed the lighting inside, and I could not be more thankful. Those are one of my favorite elements of the kitchen.

White Farm Sink



Rattan Basket Pendants, comes in light and dark brown

Bubble up brush

Drawer Hardware

Cabinet Hardware


White subway tile with white grout and a glossy sealant

Our walls are painted Big Chill by Sherwin Williams

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