And we’re DONE!!! The kitchen mini-reno is now complete!
Let’s take a look, shall we?
It all started with this pretty picture. This is a photo from when we first saw the house. Obviously the appliances were a huge selling point, so we put an offer in immediately!
Kidding of course. But we saw potential! (See Lessons in Real Estate: Inner Beauty).
Once we moved our furniture in and decorated a bit, the room began to show a little potential… but we weren’t quite there.
First came the new fridge. For two months it was THE superstar of the kitchen!
But looked a bit out of place next to the 1970s oven and stove, so off to Home Depot we went!
See this previous post for info on what appliances we went with.
After the plans were drawn up and the appliances purchased, it was time to get to work!
The most important thing you need to do first, and I can’t stress this enough, is PREP! Clean out the room and contain your work space as much as possible, because there is going to be dirt and dust everywhere! We tacked up some plastic sheets that we used for painting to block off the rest of the house.
Next Tony and his dad removed the old appliances. Ew.
Some final measurements were taken….
And out came the cabinets!
Our backyard quickly became our staging area. Thank god we had a gorgeous weekend!
At 10:30am sharp, Home Depot arrived with our new appliances!
Tony admiring the goods….
Mark joining him….
Ok, let’s get back to work.
Here is Tony working on the new wall for behind the stove, since after the cabinets were removed, it wasn’t pretty.
And here are the old cabinets re-cut and rebuilt to fit the new appliances. Mark’s vision and talent here were just incredible! He was able to salvage some of the existing cabinets, but just make them smaller to accommodate the wider range.
Here is Mark getting ready to install the dishwasher where the old cabinet used to be.
Time for dinner! New appliances are brought inside in case of rain…
Funny store: Apparently Tony and Mark had to come up with QUITE the ma-giver move to get the range inside. Of course I missed capturing it with my camera, but let’s just say it involved some real creativity…
And a few hours later, appliances are installed!
Oh we’re getting there!
Room is cleaned up, and butcher block counter-tops are added to create tops to the newly created cabinets.
Back wall trim is added, and everything is primed, painted….
National Grid and plumbers hook up gas stove to new gas line…
And we’re there!!!!
Once again, thank you to Tony, my in-laws (a special shout out to Mark) who made this all possible for us!!!!
Let’s get cookin!!!!!!!