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#helloprokitchenreno Diary Five: “The Big Reveal” with Sabrina Smelko of Hands and Hustle

Yesterday was the first day I woke up to a 100% finished kitchen, and boy, did it feel good! Making coffee and looking around at my new, shiny, surroundings felt surreal. I can't believe that just four short weeks ago, this was an entirely different sight, but mostly, I can't believe it's done!

Here are a bunch of before and after photos of my kitchen:

Just four weeks ago, a hammer hadn't even touched a wall. In just one month it's gone from dysfunctional to very functional. The flow is now seamless and easy. There are no more walls separating my kitchen from my living room, no more bumping my head on the overhead storage, no more wasted space, and finally the room to actually fit a dining table to host more than one couple at a time (Christmas, you're happening here this year--yikes)!

Before, my appliances were clustered tight together making for difficult dinners, and now, my Frigidaire Professional® appliances are not only placed perfectly, but they’re top of the line when it comes to performance, durability and design.

When it came to the decor of my kitchen, my love for modern, eclectic and bohemian styles could really shine. I love mixing things like glass, steel and stone with warm textures, rich wood and plenty of trinkets and plants. The off-white shaker-style cabinets, counter-to-ceiling white subway tile, and stainless steel appliances paired with my wood bowls, open shelving, and wicker, cork and brass accessories helped warm the space up.

I honestly can’t believe just four short weeks ago, this hadn’t even begun. It’s like my mood-board has come to life before my eyes in just one month.

Though some days during this renovation, I doubted that I’d be able to finish and make it come together, thanks to Leon’s Furniture and Frigidaire Professional®, and the many hands that helped me, this fully loaded, home-chef worthy kitchen is finally mine to live in and finally get to make food in, which isn't going to be hard with appliances this smart that do the thinking for me.

Just in time for my birthday and Christmas around the corner, I can’t wait to sit back, relax, and simply enjoy my space again. For a long time, my house didn't feel like home -- it felt like a project -- but now, I have more of a connection to my space than ever before, because my hands did this work! I'm so proud and happy and I couldn't be more thrilled with the result. Even Piper has a pep in her step.

Thanks to everyone who made this possible. I really hope all of you enjoyed this renovation series! :)

Warmly,

Sabrina