Little House in Atlanta Part 2

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Welcome to Part 2 of our Little House in Atlanta.  If you missed part one, you can catch-up here  – Little House in Atlanta – Part 1

After renovating our Living Room, we tackled the Kitchen, which was a much more in-depth project.  When we first looked at the home we knew the kitchen had to go.  The layout was bad and wasted what could potentially be more counter space, not to mention the cabinets were hideous (I apologize if you have these kinds of cabinets, but they are not my cup of tea).

1-Kitchen Before 11-Kitchen BeforeDining Room

We decided that the entire kitchen needed to be gutted out because it honestly needed new everything.  We helped with the demolition, which I have to admit was a lot of fun, and then we got to the nitty gritty.

1-Work 11-Work 21-Gutted

It took a lot of time pricing out cabinets and countertops and flooring, as well as many sleepless nights, afraid we messed up with our measurements (which I’m not gonna lie, we did with the height of the cabinets, but it all worked out).  Did I mention it’s also hard sticking to a budget. 🙂

Lucky for me I have 2 uncles that are extremely handy and  they have extremely handy friends.  They all helped do a lot of the work, which helped us save on the cost.  Throughout the process I learned that I could be pretty handy too.  I installed the backsplash myself, which I am extremely proud of.

Backsplash that I installed

Although we were without a kitchen for a good bit of time and hard work was definitely involved, we transformed our kitchen and dining room into something great.  We really maximized our space, giving us more counter space and better functionality.  We could not be happier with the outcome!

1-Kitchen After

As you can see, we moved the refrigerator as far left as possible.  This gave us the ability to have more counter space.

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A new corner view.  We painted the antique secretary hutch – great for added storage.  My mom made the curtains.

Kitchen remodel

We also increased the size of the island and moved it out from the kitchen side into the dining side.  We created a breakfast bar and again,we have more counter space.

Kitchen remodel

 All of the light fixtures were purchased at Habitat for Humanity Restore.  The fixtures were all new and very inexpensive.  We have also purchased an antique table 🙂

Kitchen remodel Another view – the wall to the far right was actually cut so that we could get an extra inch of counter space.

Kitchen remodel - back door

Back door nook for our cookbooks.

Overall, we are very happy with the remodeling and upgrades in our Little House in Atlanta.  We are glad that our color and design choices were the right ones – for us as well as our home.  We wouldn’t hesitate to take on another remodeling project in the future – just not the near future 🙂

How about you?  Have you ever remodeled?  Was it a good experience?


  1. Jill Tahmooressi says:

    What an inviting space!! Looking to redo our kitchen; wish we lived in GA. Atleast I am getting some great ideas from your blog.

    1. 2 Bees in a Pod says:

      Jill – you just don’t know how much your positive feedback means to 2 Bees! I’m sure you are a creative lady and can do any of our projects well. Who knows – maybe I will make it your way one day! Keep reading and keep your comments coming 🙂

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