Here are the updated pictures of our kitchen. Everything is done except for the hole in the wall, but that part isn't in these pictures. This has been a long and time consuming project and I will be glad when it is completely done. The first picture below is what the kitchen looked like when we first moved in. We made a few changes when we first moved in but I will try to explain that more later.
One of the biggest changes between the first two pictures is the microwave above the oven. We also did the counter tops, back splash, hardware, paint, soffit box, outlets, and trim.
All we did here was add curtains, paint and a table.
This is how we made this same spot right after we moved in. The whole kitchen was more of a diner style but for me it got kinda old. Plus I hated scooting in on the bench. And it was kind of falling apart since we made it ourselves.In this picture you can see how we painted the cabinets white and put black knobs on them. It didn't really work because the paint chipped off and the counter tops were tile and very hard to clean (look how little Tucker was).
I am really happy with how the kitchen turned out! Bob did the whole thing by himself with a little help from me. We started it in July so it has taken a couple of months. It didn't cost too much money because we didn't replace the cabinets but I do think it will up the value of our house a lot when we try to sell it (years down the road). Now we just need to finish off under the stairs.