Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Home Project #4

Turning our house into a HOME 
Project #4: The Kitchen!

Well lets just start with this picture. This is before.  

We use our side door for our main entrance and this is what you saw when you walked in. The placement of this kitchen is BAD. It is a small kitchen to begin with and with everything where it was it just made it smaller. We wanted more then just a face lift in here, we wanted to rip everything out and start fresh. We took it step by step, it took a few months of washing dishes in the bathtub eating off of paper plates with plastic silverware. We even had to buy a single burner to cook on. It was not fun. Let me repeat myself, IT WAS NOT FUN, but looking back on it we are so glad we did it. Not only for living in our house now, but for re-sell value.

This is what we wanted the finished look to look like: 

Step 1: Demo
J and Uncle Mike cut a nice hole in the kitchen/dinning room wall. 
It is amazing just how much it opened the whole area up! 

View from the dinning room

Step 2: floors
We had to get everything out of the kitchen to rip up the old nasty floor

proof that I helped! 

This floor was nasty and sucked getting up. It went something like this: 
laminate, glue, super old tile, glue, glue, tar, and then felt that was nailed down every square inch. 

some of the nasty "glue" that did not want to leave

 To our amazement there was amazing hardwood planks under all of that. This was such a wonderful find!!

After the sandless guys came back

To be Continued....

1 comment:

  1. Lookin' great! Keep up the hard work! And if you need help, uh, don't call us ;-)