On Monday I told you all about our heat conversion project… Well moving from oil to gas has been quite a process in itself, but it also means some major changes to our kitchen, since gas heat = gas stove! And well you can’t have a new fridge and stove and not update the other appliances, right? It just wouldn’t be fair to them.
Let’s start with a look back at the kitchen when we bought the house:
Right away we updated the fridge (you can read about the steal we got here) since our Home Energy Assessment paid us $150 to get rid of that bad boy. Yup, that’s right… they paid US! It was THAT ugly! Kidding, it’s part of the Mass Save program – more info on that here.
We also did a few cosmetic changes including:
* Removed the wallpaper
* Painted the walls
* Updated overhead light fixture
* Installed track lighting above the sink
* Added shelves to the pantry
* Put lining in the cabinets
* Installed wall pot rack
Well 2 months later it’s time to say goodbye to our 1970s electric stove top and separate oven, who’s small size and sporadic heating capabilities will not be missed…
And welcome some new shiny members to the family… (click image for source)
And let’s not forget Miss “How have I lived without one” Tall Tub Dishwasher…
We also picked up some butcher block counter-top to replace the counter we need to remove.
So this is great! Exciting! New stuff in the kitchen!!! Yay!!!
But now how are we ever going to fit all this stuff!!!???
Since our current kitchen has no dishwasher and as you can see from the photo below, has a 2 unit stove/oven “contraption”, we have to be creative with how can make everything fit. Red x’s = cabinets that need to be removed. Black text = what is going in their place.
Well this weekend the incredibly talented in-laws are back, and it’s time to make magic happen. Here is a sneak peak of the actual plans, which were drawn up by my very talented husband.
You totally get it, right? Sorry but you’ll have to wait to see the outcome photos next week!
It’s reno time baby!