Here’s the kitchen last year, before we renovated. Funny how, just like the living room, it photographed way better than it actually looked in person. I think it looks like it has a cute little retro vibe (due to the luxe 50s renovation), but in person it was dark and gloomy.

Before Pic: The Kitchen

And here’s what the kitchen looks like now (2 pics),  after we renovated last year. It’s the Swedish technique: when you’re surrounded by pine trees, make sure it’s light and bright inside.

After Pic 1: The Kitchen

I know, when I took these pics we still needed to put the curtains up. And we can use a few pieces of wall art as well.

After Pic 2: The Kitchen