So the last time, we mentioned anything about the kitchen were in these two posts referencing the wood tile floor and where the hell we’ve been for almost the last two years.
So you guys are definitely due an update with more details. Let’s do a quick recap, shall we? And by quick recap, I mean pictures because I’m too lazy to type. However, that could change by the end of this post.
The above pictures are what the kitchen looked like when we moved in. Hideous right? And yes that is fake brick with fake wood paneling. The countertops were also the lowest grade of laminate ever known to man. The particle board cabinets were just icing on the cake. Nothing in this kitchen was salvageable. We gave it a complete gut job and knocked down most of the walls. In the picture on the left that “mudroom” was just taking up wasted space and in the picture on the right the “pantry” was also useless.
Here’s some more pictures at different angles, but the kitchen doesn’t look any better from these angles either. At least now you can see exactly how small the kitchen was and that massive refrigerator leaves less than 3 feet of clearance space in what is supposed to be a gallery style kitchen. Seeing the kitchen crammed all one side, makes you question the wasted mudroom space even more, right? Not to mention the door in the middle of the wall is not great either. All that is going to change…time to make things happen!
During demo the wall looked like this.
We are getting closer to the open concept!
And we have the header up. (Please excuse the cabinet boxes, just focus on the header). Now for the good stuff, dry wall!
The pic on the left was taken within the last month. We added paneling on the ceiling and painted it blue, painted a chalkboard wall, laid wood tile and added hardware. To compare: The new refrigerator is close to where the old door used to be. We placed the new door all the way at the end of the room.
And because I’m sick of progress pics, I’m just going to give you a little sneak peek of what the kitchen looks like as of Wednesday. It was very cloudy and rainy outside, but I did manage to lighten the pics just enough for your convenience.
This is our first ever kitchen renovation and we’re doing it all ourselves (the two of us, Milla’s fiance and my boyfriend on occasion, gotta give the guys credit lol). We still have a long list of things to complete in this kitchen (like crown moulding, baseboard and beams), but at least it is a lot shorter.
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