This is a quick post showing the progress we’re making on my kitchen remodel. I’m doing this on as tight a budget as possible. It’s more of a kitchen rearrangement than a total makeover because I intend to keep the cabinets, and just move them around to suit my purposes. I’m on the hunt for a few similar cabinets to add to the spots I need.
Here’s a lovely before shot.
Notice the unfortunate tile. It doesn’t look too bad in the pictures but there are a lot of cracked and chipped tiles in the kitchen. Also notice the dropped ceiling. That’s going bye-bye. Finally check out the wall and pantry . These are also disappearing for the greater good.
Pardon the messy kitchen. I took these pics right before we started tearing out the tile. It didn’t exactly make sense to mop at that point.
Last Saturday, we as a family tore out all the tile. It was actually a fun adventure and brought a tear of happiness to my eye seeing the kids doing manual labor. They’re finally becoming helpful! It’s a miracle.
On Monday my brother took time out of his spring break to come help tear out the particle board under the tile with my sports addict and I. Later, I worked really hard and got most of the sheetrock off the walls and ceiling. This is how it looked by the end of Wednesday, March 9.
My wonderful father, the Renovation Whisperer himself, came with my brother yesterday and we removed the wall studs, ceiling framework, and got the plumbing and electrical all figured out. It’s always more fun to have them around when doing a job like this. I love them both, and their different senses of humor.
We also removed the peninsula and I started playing around with where I want the island to be. This is what it looked like when I woke up this morning. I’ve never been so happy to have a kitchen in complete shambles.
So with wafferboard for flooring, and disconnected wires hanging from the ceiling, we plug along. I almost feel like I’m getting a whole new house.
It isn’t much to look at yet, but the potential is all there, and I’m excited to start putting it back together again. I’ll keep you posted.