The kitchen is the center of the home…..and we tore ours out and began over.  We opened the doorway into the kitchen to make the entry lighter, tore into the garage to recess the refrigerator and add a coffee bar( garage was super deep so we can still park an Escalade)kitchen original barKitchen After1, added new cabinets my husband put together, bought new stainless appliances including an induction cooktop, quiet dishwasher and convection microwave, added granite counters, removed the popcorn ceilings, replaced skylight, replaced utility door and added extra shelving, added recessed lighting, added indirect lighting above cabinets and below,  got cool drawer pulls…kitchen cabinets are soft close and included drawers with soft close…..all that’s left is a backsplash and painting trim and doors.