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.
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.
Our future mud room and pantry area
As you can see, not my dream kitchen, but it has so much potential.
Half bath will have new flooring and counter top
We had carpet removed from this area as we are extending the tile out to be in line with our wider breakfast bar.
Counter tops removed, flooring removed
Where the double ovens used to be
Kitchen gutted other than the cabinets
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.
Getting rid of the double oven and turning that area into a cabinet.
Changing our stove top to a full range.
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.