A kitchen makeover is long overdue at our house. When I bought the place back in 2009, the only pieces of the property that were seemingly updated were the kitchen cabniets. The appliances, flooring, and countertop were all stuck in the 90's, if not earlier. Throughout the years, a kitchen update has just not been a high priority because (although ugly), the kitchen was, and still is, functional. The appliances may be ugly, but they do their jobs, and same with the laminate countertop.
Here is a side-by-side comparison of the kitchen when I bought it vs. with new flooring and a dishwasher installation. Since the September 2009 photo, we've painted and installed a new light fixture, but there's still a lot of work to be done.
Here's a photo of our granite slab:
|Kashmir Cream granite|