The Final Step in Our Kitchen Renovation

Holy toledo, I can’t believe we did it. You guys, after four loooooong years of slowly fixing up our 1980’s kitchen, I am so happy to say the renovation is FINALLY done. Cue the happy dance and all the jazz hands!!! Eeeek! We just completed the last piece of the puzzle, which was getting a new oven. The one we had was from the previous owners and it was in pretty rough shape. A few of the knobs were broken and then a couple weeks ago it started leaking gas reallllly bad. I honestly though it was going to blow up our house one night when I was attempting to make dinner! We always planned to switch it out for a front control oven when we did the passthrough project a few years ago, but our budget was pretty tight so we decided to hold off. Thankfully, the time has finally come and I’m so excited to share how it looks with you guys today!!

Cozy cottage kitchen. A simple white kitchen with cottage vibes.
Cozy cottage kitchen. A simple white kitchen with cottage vibes.
Cozy cottage kitchen. A simple white kitchen with cottage vibes.
Cozy cottage kitchen. A simple white kitchen with cottage vibes.

Isn’t she pretty?! Who knew an oven could make me so happy. We actually planned on getting this oven a few years ago when we completed that huge passthrough project (check out this post to see that process) but at the time we just didn’t have it in the budget. I knew a front control oven would look waaaaay better than the one we had, but we had to wait patiently until we could afford it. And even though I’m not the most patient gal in the world, I can say it was definitely worth the wait!

Cozy cottage kitchen. A simple white kitchen with cottage vibes.
Cozy cottage kitchen. A simple white kitchen with cottage vibes.
Cozy cottage kitchen. A simple white kitchen with cottage vibes.

This new oven is the final step in our kitchen renovation project. We have officially updated everything we wanted to in this space and I gotta say–that’s a pretty cool feeling. It took us four years to do it, but we are finally done. From the new quartz countertops, the farmhouse sink, the passthrough, the new tile, and now the new oven. We did it! Here’s what this kitchen looked like when we started:

And how it looks now:

Cozy cottage kitchen. A simple white kitchen with cottage vibes.

It’s been quite the journey fixing up this little kitchen and I’ve had so much fun taking you all along on that process over these last four years. All the work, time, and energy was definitely worth it because I finally have my cozy little cottage kitchen. It may not be the biggest or the fanciest, but it’s perfect for us and I am so grateful for it! Now I just need to figure out how to be a better cook so I can get my money out of this oven.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! Here are a few other posts on our kitchen renovation process:

New Quartz Countertops

Installing the Farmhouse Sink

The Kitchen Passthrough Reveal

New Kitchen Tile!

Sarah here! Nice to meet you. I’m a mama to three, wife to my high school sweetheart and accidental blogger. We recently moved to our little homestead on ten acres and we're loving the small town life in Colorado. I hope this space can inspire you to create a home you love and enjoy the simple moments the most.

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58 Comments

  1. 9.11.19
    Marty said:

    It looks amazing. You’ve done a fabulous job with the makeover and the new oven is gorgeous.

    • 9.11.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you so much Marty! xo

  2. 9.11.19
    Lindsay said:

    What an amazing transformation!!! Love your kitchen❤️

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you Lindsay!!

  3. 9.11.19

    The whole project was worth waiting on. It is beautiful. Now get in there and get to cooking. Maybe that can be your next project to share. Thanks for the Carmel Crumble recipe….

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      oh yes, hope you enjoy it!!

  4. 9.11.19
    Sheilah said:

    Wow it looks super.So hard to wait but so worth it.Enjoy!

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you Sheilah!

  5. 9.11.19
    Lisa L Duty said:

    Looks great! I prefer a gas stove also. I noticed that it’s not vented above…..I believe that is a code requirement in my area.

    Love the tile!

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      Interesting! We were told we don’t have to have one here.

  6. 9.11.19
    Cindy said:

    Where did you get your flooring?

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      it’s from a local shop here in Colorado!

  7. 9.11.19
    Joyce said:

    Can I ask, did you get rid of your microwave then or just move it? I’ve been thinking of moving mine, but I don’t know what makes sense.

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      We got rid of it! We didn’t use it very often, so we swapped it out for a toaster oven.

  8. 9.11.19
    Faith said:

    What difference a stove can make!! I have always had these slide in types…looks built in without being built in😬 it’s the finishing touch…now that it’s done, has there been anything you’d do differently?
    It’s such a happy bright space for you! To burn your new candle in! ❤️

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      That’s such a good question! I honestly don’t think there is anything I would do differently. I would have loved to be able to take that entire wall out instead of just doing the passthrough, but that was the best we could do with all the wiring and plumbing in that wall!

  9. 9.11.19
    Jackie said:

    Did you cut that out (above the stove) to look into your living space?

    • 9.11.19
      Vicki said:

      There is a link in the article you can click on to read about how they did the pass-through cutout.

      • 9.12.19
        Sarah said:

        Yes! Thank you Vicki!

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      yes we did Jackie!

  10. 9.11.19
    Gayle said:

    What a transformation!!! I just absolutely love it! I love that you guys took your time with the renovations and did things when you were able. I know people that did everything all in one go and ended up with so much debt!!! Crazy! I definitely think it makes you more grateful when you have to wait! Your eye for detail and design is truly a talent you have, well done Sarah ☺️

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      Yes!! I totally agree with you Gayle. It’s hard to wait, but definitely worth it in the end.

  11. 9.11.19
    Pamela said:

    Hello, the transformation of your kitchen/nook area is remarkable. You have changed the space from a dark, dreary work only area to a light and cheery family area. It seems microwaves in kitchens are becoming obsolete and new show homes seem to be hiding them in lower cabinets. Have you relocated your microwave to a hidden area or are you opting out altogether? Thanks so much. Kudos on your lovely and finished kitchen.

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      We actually did away with the microwave all together. We didn’t use it all that much, so I don’t even miss it. We have a small toaster oven instead to re-heat things!

  12. 9.11.19
    Paige said:

    Kitchen looks amazing!! So much brighter! And love the tile!

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much Paige!

  13. 9.11.19
    Debi Padgett said:

    Sarah, your kitchen looks great! I think maybe the floor is the real game changer. And maybe the countertops. It’s all so cozy looking. Congrats!

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      Yes I agree Debi! The floor total transformed this space!

  14. 9.11.19
    Judy Lewis said:

    Very nice!!!! We are and have renovated also,thanks for your posts. Your house is very lovely.

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you Judy!

  15. 9.11.19
    Connie Foster said:

    Beautiful!!

  16. 9.11.19
    Dianne G said:

    I love it. A perfect choice!

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      thanks Dianne!!

  17. 9.11.19
    Debbie said:

    What a gorgeous transformation. The pass though adds so much light and joins the two rooms. The new tile floor makes the whole space. I love your new stove. Four years was well worth the wait! Gorgeous job my friend! ❤️😍🙌🏻

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      ah thank you so much Debbie!!

  18. 9.11.19
    karla said:

    Your kitchen is great and so bright. Really like your new stove. Not sure about your floor tile however. I think I might get tired of that pattern after awhile

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you Karla!

  19. 9.11.19
    Jennifer said:

    Looks amazing! 2 questions … 1. where is the vent for the stove? I would love to do something like this but I always thought that you had to have a vent above the stove.
    2. Where do you store your microwave now that it isn’t above the oven?

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      We were told by multiple people that we don’t have to have a vent over the stove. it’s been like this for a while now and we haven’t had any issues. And we don’t have a microwave anymore. We do have a small toaster oven but that’s it! And to be honest, I don’t even miss the microwave.

  20. 9.11.19
    Valerie said:

    Such a difference! So much brighter!!!

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      yes! SO much brighter now!

  21. 9.11.19
    Tammy Gravelle said:

    Your kitchen looks wonderful! Just curious, (and nosy I guess!), did you get rid of having a microwave altogether, or buy a countertop version, or relocate it in another wall?

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      We actually do have a little toaster oven, but we did get rid of our microwave. I don’t miss it at all to be honest!

  22. 9.11.19
    Donna Ryan said:

    This is beautiful I particularly love the four tile and what a great vision from that oven door I do love your style I too have an old farmhouse and it’s constant work changing out things figuring out where things look the best and that’s really the most fun of all of it. But I do find a lot of inspiration from you as well as a lot of other readers that you have keep it up we love your blog Happy fall !

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      Yes so much work Donna! But it’s definitely worth it in the end. Thanks for stopping by!

  23. 9.11.19
    Misty said:

    You should be so proud of yourself! It looks amazing! What a transformation!!!!

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      Ah you are so sweet, thank you Misty!!

  24. 9.11.19
    Hilary Calce said:

    It is beautiful! It’s light and bright, which I love. It also looks easy to keep clean. Love all of it- great job!

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Hilary!

  25. 9.12.19
    Katie said:

    What did you do with your old stove? Now you just need little shelves!!

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      We paid $20 for Home Depot to haul the old one away when they delivered the new one!

  26. 9.12.19
    Kat said:

    Like I said before “BEAUTIMOUS ”
    It sure opens up your spaces to let the cozy flow!!!! 👏👏👏

    • 9.12.19
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Kat! It does surprisingly feels more open in here with this new oven!

  27. 9.13.19
    Sherry said:

    Sarah, Where did you get that dining table and chairs. I love the contrast between the white table and the black chairs. I could not find a resource on your page.

    You did an amazing job making the space over. You inspire me. Thank you.

    Sherry

  28. 10.2.19
    Sherry McNeil said:

    What color paint are the kitchen cabinets? Thanks

    • 10.2.19
      Sarah said:

      It’s called Hush by Benjamin Moore!

  29. 2.3.20
    Audrae Burton said:

    I stumbled across your blog while I was researching white quartz countertops. I just noticed that I have that exact same oven/range. I just wanted to comment on how fantastic this appliance really is, not just in looks. 🙂 It was an investment for us because we had to add the gas line, but I cook every single day and I honestly have to say it was worth every single penny. Cooking with gas is amazing, clean up is a breeze and mine came with a griddle that fits over the center grate that is fantastic for cooking pancakes. The oven is also the best I have ever had. Love the roasting feature and baked goods always do well. I hope you are enjoying it as much as we do. It was pricier than we budgeted for, but compared to other front control ranges, and for all the features it offers, I think it was actually a bargain! Beautiful kitchen btw! Love your style.

  30. 1.20.21

    Beautiful, love how it turns out!