Thursday, March 5, 2009

Not so Gore-y Anymore-y

Jeepers-creepers! Maybe three of you were around when I first talked about our friends, the Gores, who bought a lake house chock full of potential. Now that there are like ten of you (holla 300% increase in readers!) I wanted to share the finished product.

and peeps, you wanna buckle your seat belt for this one. and wear a helmet. preferably a full faced one.

Before the room was a bedroom. With hunter green carpet. Let's just say that it was as so ugly that if you threw it on the beach, cats would try to bury it. That's my little Jeremy (with the red shirt) when we went up to build stuff and teach drywalling 101. Isn't he a cutie?


After the newly bedazzled kitchen is totally drool-worthy. All new stainless-steel appliances, new hardwood floors and a fancy new layout were just the start to a drop-dead gorgeous space.


In order to get the new wide entry into the kitchen, a wall had to bite the bullet.


And this was how Jeremy & I left it the last time we came to visit.



After four months, this baby is definitely an improved view. Not only does the punched-out doorway allow for more light to be shed into the kitchen and the great room, but the flow of the house has improved a trillion percent. Plus the view down to the lake from the kitchen is to DIE for. literally. you must die if you don't love it. I have all the Bower Power and if you don't like lakehouses, you must go away. just kidding. only sorta.



Back to non-rambling. The view from the kitchen into the great room before. Yes that is me. no...the other one...the one in the back.



And TA-DA! Fab, right? Dontcha just love kitchens where you can watch Girls Next Door the kids in the living room?



When the boys took down a closet, it opened up a bunch of space for a....


...wall of custom cabinetry! I am totally digging the antiqued and rich looking white cabinets that just scream "I AM A LAKE HOUSE!" and the dark cabinets with the same details that form the island. Hello beautiful, come to momma.

And the hidden hood is just icing on the cake at this point. Like none of that gross plastic icing but the good stuff...like homemade cream cheese icing or a lemon glaze with just enough tang or a sweet buttercream icing that could send you into a diabetic seizure....all which are going to be easy to make now that the Gore's have this GORE-geous space!

23 comments:

Kristal said...

My jaw is on the floor. AMAZING!!

Emily said...

Wow. Beautiful kitchen. Beautiful everything. Did they ever make good on their promise to give you the green carpet?

*claire* said...

oh. my. gosh.

such a huge change! and so quickly!

Freckles Chick said...

Hey I remember them! And um hello, if your recents posts are any indication, I'd say you're up to WAY more than 10 readers now, girly!

My heart stopped when I saw that kitchen. BREATHTAKING!! Do they need visitors? And by "visitors" I mean, complete strangers who are obsessed w/ their kitchen.

kari said...

Wow, that's all I can say!

Tiffany Lynn said...

Holy mother! That is quite the transformation - they did an unbelievable job! Can they come do my house next?!

Amy said...

That is gorgeous! It looks like a feature in a decorating magazine!! So glad you shared the before and afters with us!

Mrs. 5C said...

Have I told you how much I love before and afters? ;) Because I do!!! This one is a DREAM! :)

Michael said...

AMAZING transformation...gorge!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Oh my - that is some transformation. I also love all their accessories - that's what I'll be staring at for awhile.

Jen M said...

Absolutely love it, it's fantastic!

Kelli said...

I want to visit. I LOVE the wide entryways. Wide entryways are my favorite.

Julienne said...

So pretty. Must say I'm a little jealous!

Sherry said...

Holy home makeover, batman. That is one amazing transformation! Love how fresh and open it feels. The light granite, high ceilings and wide doorways make my heart go pitter patter.

LyndsAU said...

I am in awe!! That is beautiful!!!! Everything is wonderful!! Just as I picture my home one day :)

Kim said...

WHOA! That is totally amazing. It looks like it's destined to be in a magazine. Those cabinets are gorgeous and I love all the natural light. I'm just totally shocked at the complete transformation. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi said...

Oh crap, that is fantastic. Seriously, amazing (said in my best Rachel Zoe voice).

Stephanie said...

Wow, that is an amazing transformation. Thanks for sharing!

The Fabulous Side of Me said...

Man, I am totally drooling! I am impressed by people like your friends who take on projects like that and turn something not so gorg in into something fabulous! Love it.

20-Something Superhero said...

Wow!! Beautiful. Green with envy. Not only do I want that kitchen... but I want a lake house. The cabins around here are no where near this beautiful.

Marge said...

That kitchen is beyond fabulous. What an incredible and mind-blowing "after!" Can I have one?! ;)

G+D said...

Wow, that reno is AMAZING! What a wonderful job!!

Anna See said...

This kitchen is stunning! One day I would love a kitchen like that!