Friday, May 25, 2012

Kitchen Remodeling

We are finally starting the renovations in our kitchen.I never dreamed what a major project this would turn out to be.  We are putting in all new cabinets, countertops, and a new sink.  We are also putting in a new floor and even replacing the window that goes down behind the sink with one that will stop above the sink.  I will be able to open the window finally.
All of the cabinets are out and stacked on the back deck.  We have filled in all the holes on the walls and replaced any missing or broken pieces of drywall.  Last night we painted three of the walls.  The paint is a lot darker green than I thought it was once you put it solidly on the walls.  But once we get the light colored cabinets up it will balance out I think.  After all, the only part of the walls that will show is the part between the upper and lower cabinets.  Tonight we will put the second coat of paint on the walls.  Tomorrow he will paint the ceiling white.  Then we are putting a wall paper boarder around the top of the walls.
All of the light switches and plug covers will look like this.  This matches the curtains in the kitchen.

Our dumpster was delivered today.  Over the weekend the pile of broken cabinets will go into the dumpster.  We also have knocked down a broken fireplace that was in the back yard.  It will go into the dumpster as well.
The dining room is stacked with boxes of all of our kitchen things and parts that will be going into the kitchen.  It really is totally trashed in here right now.  But I think it will all come together soon.
As of Monday morning we will have no running water in the kitchen.  No sink, no stove, no dishwasher.  For now we will be eating microwavable food on paper plates.  We will also be using the bar b que for burgers and things like that. 


  1. Kitchen remodels are a major deal, you have my sympathy. Ours took over a month! Good luck, have fun, and i know it will be worth it in the end.

  2. It's been over a month since I started packing everything up already. I'm getting pretty tired of the mess and we have really just begun. My husband took the week off work. He is hoping to have the majority of the work done during that week.