Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before + After

Kitchen Before And After — I’ve never been more excited about a room reveal than getting rid of our old kitchen! Here are the new kitchen before and after photos…

Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover

This post has been SUCH a long time coming! I shared our kitchen design plan a while back. But I literally cannot tell you how excited I am to share the kitchen before and after photos!

By far this was our most hated space from the original house listing photos. When we bought the house, the kitchen was really sectioned off, had an awkward layout, and generally just very dreary.

After redesigning the floorplan (see the changes we made right here!) and working with Genesis construction to gut and reframe the space, it’s now a much more inviting area.

We had about five thousand hurdles along the way, which I talk about in more detail here, However, I’m super happy with the finished product!

I’m not sharing photos of the walk-in pantry or breakfast nook off of the kitchen just yet. So stay tuned for those posts coming soon!

We do, however, have an appliance closet off of the main island and it’s what KITCHEN DREAMS ARE MADE OF.

In case you’re looking for the cliff notes version of this before and after, you can scroll to the bottom of the post for the side-by-side before and after photos and the list of room sources!

Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover

Our Kitchen Renovation Wish List 

One of the non-negotiables of this renovation was getting rid of the weird ceiling drop down from before.

The previous owner added ductwork to the house to flow into the family room addition just past the kitchen. And it made everything feel very confined.

In an ideal world, we would’ve done away with the ductwork drop down AND the step up into the kitchen, but it was too much for our budget.

Plus, we were originally trying to keep the old terrazzo in the kitchen. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to salvage it.

Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover

Kitchen Ikea Hack

Instead, we opted for Stuga Studio Oak Cadence wood floors to compliment the Chris Loves Julia cove shaker cabinet fronts from Semihandmade.

The cabinet fronts are meant to be used on Ikea kitchen bases. And it gave us a custom look without needing all custom cabinetry for the kitchen and pantry!

It gives the space a really serene feeling when paired with the white upper cabinets and walls.

We also kept the countertops and backsplash very minimal with matching Caesarstone slabs in Calcutta Nuvo.

Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover

Kitchen Appliances

I was deadset on the appliances before we even began the design process! The GE Cafe collection from Ferguson Showrooms was so so beautiful that I HAD TO HAVE THEM!

I mean, can you even believe that double door wall oven with bronze hardware exists in real life?!

I love that they’re a major focal point in the kitchen and so glad we were able to conceal our usual countertop appliances in the old pantry that we turned into an appliance closet.

I wanted the appliance closet to be concealed rather than open. But because of the structural supports, we could only use a sliding door.

The traditional barn door hardware wasn’t the vibe I was going for in this room, and a reader actually let me know about a concealed sliding door system.

It’s definitely pricey, but so worth it for a streamlined final look!

Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover

The Kitchen Sink

We also had some trouble trying to decide where to place the sinks since the only windows in this space are off the breakfast area. I didn’t want to the sink to be in the island looking out because I don’t love the idea of sink clutter on the main entertaining surface.

We ended up keeping the sink in the same place as the before layout but made it a bit shorter so that there was a walkway to the new walk-in pantry that leads to the garage. We also kept the previous wet bar sink but upgrade the look and opened the layout with the new pass through.

The sinks did get a major upgrade with new Delta Touch2o faucets and we’ve never felt more high-tech! It’s especially convenient when you’re cooking with messy hands. I’ve gotten so used to it that I go to friends houses and accidentally tap the faucet thinking it’s going to turn itself on magically!

I LOVE the way the Cedar & Moss sconce lights are the perfect subtle pop of color on the distressed white tile!

Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover

Honestly, I can’t express JUST how satisfying seeing these before and after photos is! Haha! It’s been quite a long road. (If you follow along on Instagram, then you already know!) And it’s a sigh of relief to see how far we’ve come!

Also, let this be a testament that you can make a wonky layout work for you even if it doesn’t mean the traditional standards!

Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover

Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover

Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover

Our kitchen renovation was at the very top of my to-do list when we bought this fixer upper and I'm so excited to share the final kitchen before and after photos!! Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before & After by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #kitchen #decor #design #makeover

Kitchen Renovation Makeover Sources

29 thoughts on “Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Renovation Kitchen Before + After”

  1. Hi- I have the same oven and fridge, but not installed yet. In your picture they seem awfully close, does both the fridge and French door open all the way? How much spacing do you have?

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  2. Hi, beautiful kitchen! We are planning to use the same white cloe tiles in our kitchen. Your tile backsplash looks more muted than the tiled we received – curious if that is just the lighting/photography or if you removed the darker grey tiles before grouting.

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    • Hi Leah! For the tile, we actually only used the grey-er colors so we did not remove anything. They aren’t too muted in our kitchen but we also have such an wide open space with lots of natural lighting. Good luck with your kitchen renovation! XOXO

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  3. Love your kitchen so much! We are looking to buy most of this for our kitchen remodel!!! Have so many questions. What is casing in the double oven? Is it caesarstone on the side wall or a cabinet? is the caesarstone backslash the same price per foot as the countertop? How do you like your appliances? Any issues with how they function?

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  4. Your kitchen is beautiful! How do you like having horizontal pulls on the cabinet doors? Any issues with ergonomics for opening/closing? The look is streamlined and would love to do this for my new kitchen, but concerned about pinching fingers. Thanks.

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    • Hi Melanie! We totally get your concerned because we thought that would be the case initially too. But then we saw and used them at our friends’ and we also did a lot of testing at the showroom before the purchase. We have no issues with pinching fingers. It’s harder for kids to get into the drawers. Your clothes also don’t get caught in the handles which is the case for those long handle pulls. Definitely no issues with opening and closing. (We recommend soft closing cabinets though). And totally agree, they really do streamline the kitchen. Hope this helps! XOXO

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  5. Great renovation! I do love the color scheme you chose. White and beige is my favorite combination. If you are renovating your kitchen, you may learn more about different countertop colors and styles here.

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  6. You did a wonderful job! It’s bright, airy, and has just that small touch of whimsy, I would be all over those GE Cafe appliances too and my kitchen would have to work around it lol.
    I’ve been looking for similar bar chairs – could you share more details on that?

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  7. I am drooling. This. Is. Gorgeous!!!! Can I hire you for my build in Oregon in a couple years?! You did an incredible job on this design!!! I am just staring over and over in awe.

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    • Thanks, Anastasia! Lol. Message us back in a couple of years. Our house is taking forever and we don’t know if we ever want to deal with another renovation (yet). XOXO

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  8. OH. MY. GOSH. Your kitchen renovation came out AMAZING. And the appliances??? They’re everything I need and more!

    Rachel
    www.hello-her.com

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