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Kitchen Remodel Part 1


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

So we all know by now that I am in the midst of renovating my kitchen. Not just my kitchen, but the flooring and cabinets in my laundry room, creating a mud room where extra cabinets used to be and the flooring in our half bathroom.

This has been something that I have wanted to do since day one of moving into this house. If I had it my way, I would have bought a house that had a renovated kitchen. But that was the past and this is the present. So kitchen renovation it is.

I am about to show you my 1960s kitchen complete with a vintage double oven (that I hate) where only one oven works. I am also going to show you what my contractor and his crew did on their first day. This project seems promising. We shall see how I feel a few weeks in.

Most of our stuff is out of this area as we had it prepped for our contractor. We had a few things left to do and put away before they arrived. This is why I was cooking mac n cheese at 7 am.

Before:
1960s kitchen
1960s kitchen
linoleum in 1960s kitchen

Yes that is linoleum and the worst kind of flooring. This stuff is NEVER clean. I can sweep and mop and then still wipe water off the floor and the paper towel will be dirty.
1960s kitchen remodel
1960s kitchen remodel
Our future mud room and pantry area

As you can see, not my dream kitchen, but it has so much potential.

Day 1:
Half Bathroom getting new flooring
 Half bath will have new flooring and counter top
kitchen remodel photos

We had carpet removed from this area as we are extending the tile out to be in line with our wider breakfast bar.
kitchen remodel photos
 Counter tops removed, flooring removed
double oven replacement kitchen remodel
 Where the double ovens used to be
kitchen remodel photos
kitchen remodel photos
 Kitchen gutted other than the cabinets
kitchen remodel photos
Future mud room with floors removed

What We are Doing:
Cabinets - We will be refinishing our cabinets since they are all wood, custom and in amazing condition. We will have new hardware (outside and in) and a fresh look to them. This includes the cabinets in the pantry, laundry room and kitchen.
Flooring - New tile floors
Counter tops - Quartz counter tops and extending our breakfast bar to be wider.
Back splash - Subway tile.
New appliances.
Getting rid of the double oven and turning that area into a cabinet.
Changing our stove top to a full range.
Farmhouse sink.
New faucet.
Adding pendant lights.

We may add some stuff during the remodel depending on how things go and cost wise. This renovation is costing a pretty penny, but I can't wait to see the results.

I am linking up with Jenn and Jessi.

23 comments:

  1. Ooooo I can't wait to see it all come together. So exciting.

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  2. Oh I can't wait to see it along the way! remodeling is a pain but so worth it in the end!! I'm laughing at that double oven. It's straight out of the 60s!!

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  3. Can not wait to see how it all turns out! So glad you're happy with the progress thus far!

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  4. Wow, this is going to look AMAZING!! We had a 1950's kitchen when we first moved in (also with a double oven with only one working) and I counted the days until we remodeled! I love being able to make it exactly your own taste. And I know exactly what you mean about linoleum flooring, I use to clean and clean it and it would still be so darn dirty when I wiped it! I can't wait to see more!

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  5. That brick wall has me swooning! I have such a mishmash of design taste, but brick walls will always be my favorite. This is so exciting for you (well, it's exciting for me to watch...probably a PITA for you!). Thanks for sharing your progress. I love this stuff!

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  6. Ah one of my favs - a good Reno! Looking good and can't wait to see more!

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  7. I am going to live through you... DYING to reno my kitchen.
    I hate my kitchen floor for that same reason. I can get on my hands & knees & SCRUB with bleach & it still looks & feels dirty.

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  8. It's going to be so great! I am jealous of your brick wall. So much character. We are about to head down this road ourselves in our new home...I may be coming to you for tips!

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  9. Renos are the worst but so worth it in the end! I bet it is going to look amazing when it is done! :)

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  10. I love your brick wall! Are you keeping that? Its going to look so good!

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  11. Oh my gosh I have soooo many heart eyes for subway tile and farmhouse sinks. It's going to be AMAZING! Can't wait to see the end results! And I love your brick wall!

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  12. OH man, I love a good reno! I can't wait to see the after picture! I'm so glad that you posting about the progress as well, though! I could read posts like this all day long!

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  13. Loving it! So glad you are getting to keep the cabinets! I know that is a big expense. Can't wait to see more!

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  14. Can't wait to see how this looks. One of our previous homes had a linoleum floor and it was aggravating. You are right, it's never clean! Bleach did nothing.

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  17. Ahhh! I can't wait to see how it all comes together!

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  18. I cannot wait to see what this looks like when it's finished! I'm loving that brick wall in your kitchen!

    I recently blogged about our kitchen redo, except we did it all ourselves. Check it out here:

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    1. Thank you so much. I will have an update coming soon!

      I will definitely check it out. I love kitchen renos!

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  19. I agree with you about linoleum flooring, especially in the kitchen. I recently had my kitchen remodeled and that was the first thing I wanted replaced. I think replacing the double oven with a cabinet area is a great idea. There is no reason to keep them if one is broken, and now you have more space to store your kitchen essentials.

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    1. Yes the flooring HAD to go. It never cleans. Ugh. That is what we were thinking when our contractor suggested it. It looks great and is way more function now than before.

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  20. I would definitely replace the double oven if only one of them works. I have heard that linoleum is not easy to maintain, so I will be staying away from it when I remodel my own kitchen in a few months. I think tile floors, subway backs plash and a farmhouse sink sound great, and I love the idea of turning the double oven into a cabinet.

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