Sunday, December 25, 2011
Remodel Mondays – I always hated this kitchen
This is the part I have been looking forward to the most. To be honest, this whole project started as a kitchen remodel, and exploded from there.
This was our kitchen to start with. A true galley kitchen. The dishwasher is the black appliance in the front of the picture, stove next to that, tiny counter space before the sink under the window, a little more counter space around the corner, and refrigerator wedged between the cabinets and the wall. We had so little counter and cabinet space that we added a free standing cabinet and microwave cart on the wall opposite the sink.
We call it our “one butt kitchen” because it is hard for two people to pass each other in this tiny space.
The first thing we did was take out the appliances and bring them to the vet loft apartment where we are living now.
Then all the cabinets and counters came out. Those are stashed in the barn somewhere. You can see the white rectangles on the wall where I painted behind the old cabinets. (Refinishing kitchen cabinets was not a fun project…) The masking tape color was on purpose, on the backsplash area. The funny green color on the left side was behind the cabinets. Not a color I would have chosen. (Actually, that color turns up a lot in this house.)
Then came the fun part. The sledgehammer.
I got a little bit into this project, and had a blast!
Then I found some spiders behind the wall and was done for the day.
But Hubby Doc assured me that he had killed the spiders, and I came back the next day to finish the job. Oh yes, I pulled out all that drywall. And every second of it was a blast!!
Then Hubby Doc came back and pulled up the sub floor and took out the ceiling. I think this kitchen has never looked better!
Next week, the demolition of my home office, and how we are going to make this kitchen from a one-butt kitchen to a gorgeous cooking space!
In the meantime… Do you have a remodel project you are planning, working on, or something you did recently? Share it here!