My Favorite Room.....Remondelando la casa

11.01.2013

Hi there all of you Savvy Southern Style readers! My name is Cristina and I blog over at Remodelando la casa. I'm so thrilled to be a part of Kim's "My Favorite Room" series.
After the initial excitement when Kim invited me, my first thought was...
Of course the kitchen 
But then, I kept on thinking on how this room has been seen "everywhere", and how it would be better to bring my bedroom instead of the kitchen.
Ha, I know, that's not my favorite room, yet!
So, the kitchen came, the room I spend most of the time with my family. This is how it looks now, after many DIY projects and lots of elbow grease.
Here is a view from the kitchen to the adjacent family room, that's one reasons why this big room is the place to hang out, it is also the place to do homework, play a game or watch t.v. while cooking something.
It is also the room that started me as a blogger, when I was inspired to change the dated 90's look. I promised myself to do it the best possibly way I could, doing it on a budget, and documenting all the steps that were done.
After a few months, that same kitchen was transformed (paint, backsplash, range hood, lighting, trim work, etc.), all that hard work was more than worth it!  This is how it looked after the big makeover.
It has stayed the same for almost two years, but lately I've done some changes, like bringing "new" chairs to the breakfast area, the ones before where a bit too bulky for the space and blocked the view.
In the mornings when I just reach the main floor, this is the view that still puts a smile on my face :) The window shade was also updated, it was such an easy project that I'm already thinking on changing it again for the Holidays.
The basic colors in the kitchen makes it easy to decorate for the seasons.
Some branches from the yard or plain bottles brighten up those little nooks.
One more change came by simple taking off a door and installing a plate rack.
Simple changes that give interest and openness to this small kitchen.
The shelves at the end of the island have become my perfect spot to displayed those thrifty and not so thrifty treasures.
I would love to have you over at Remodelando la Casa. You can check all the projects that were done and the many more that continue to be completed, not only in the kitchen but all around our home.
Our homes keep changing, evolving
Thank you so much Kim, not only for your invitation to this wonderful series but for all your support! Besos,


Thanks so much, Cristina for sharing your gorgeous kitchen with my readers. I hope everyone will hop on over to Remondelando la casa for loads of inspiration. Christina is always DIYing something and she is good. So get comfy and go for a visit.

Miss any past favorite rooms? You can see them all here.

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!
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26 comments:

  1. Cristina's kitchen and home are absolutely stunning. She is an amazing blogger and even more amazing person. I'm so excited that she was featured here today. :)

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  2. It's a fantastic transformation -- cozy and inviting -- and any room that puts a smile on your face every day is beautiful!

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  3. One of the prettiest kitchens ever. Glad she was featured!

    Mary
    From Virginia

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  4. Oh I never tire of seeing that gorgeous kitchen of Cristina's...what a spectacular transformation..I love every detail in the room....Another fantastic Favorite room Kim...Have a great weekend!

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  5. I love how bright and cheerful everything looks in her kitchen. Pretty window treatments too. LOVE it all.

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  6. I'm a huge fan of Cristina - she is my "ANA WHITE"/DIY GURU!!!!

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  7. Such a beautiful transformation! It gives me hope for my kitchen that has almost the same "before" cabinets! Thanks for sharing!
    -Shelley

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  8. Kim, thank you so much for having me! Thanks ladies for your kind comments.
    Have a great weekend!

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  9. Oh sweet Christina, I love your kitchen too, it's my very fav! You have done such a beautiful job, with great attention to detail, as the pendant lamps on top of the island, so cozy and inviting.....it really is magazine worth and yes, your gorgeous kitchen would be my fav room ever too!!! Thanks Kim and you for sharing.
    Have a fun weekend.
    FABBY

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous kitchen, what a wonderful transformation! I am in love with the color scheme and the lighting! :) Hope both of you ladies have a wonderful weekend~ Happy November! Kim

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  11. Every time I see Cristina's kitchen transformation I am so blown away! I just can't believe it was possible to make it look so brand new. I love the lights above the island and also the shelving on the end of the island. One of my favorite kitchens I've ever seen :)

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  12. Gorgeous kitchen and I love the blue chairs so much better!

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  13. Cristina has a gorgeous kitchen! It looks like it is straight out of a magazine!
    xx
    Anne

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  14. Love the contemporary feel of her kitchen...especially the bar-stoles...

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  15. Great idea to feature Christina's beautiful kitchen!

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  16. Hi Kim! What a great idea to feature your favorites! I've been away from Blogland and I'm checking in and you do not ever disapoint! Your blog is still amazing!

    Hope all is well with you dear friend.
    Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, they aren't my favorites. It is the guest blogger's favorite. I sure do miss you blogging!

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  17. Such a beautiful kitchen remodel. I love the vent hood, but unfortunately that space in our kitchen holds a microwave (which I dislike very much). But alas, my husband loves the microwave there and we really can't afford to give up the counter space. What's a girl to do.....

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  18. This is a dream kitchen. Enjoy
    yvonne

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  19. Beautiful kitchen Christina. I can see why this is your favourite room. Thanks Kim for featuring .
    Hugs ladies.
    Gee

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  20. Kim, Thanks for featuring Christina and her lovely kitchen. I followed along on most of her reno. I loved the range hood.
    Have a great week, Ginger

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  21. A gorgeous room, for sure!
    Susan

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