Kitchen remodel update

Our remodel is still in the works.  It has taken quite a bit longer than we anticipated, but the fact that it was a 100% DIY project has made the wait tolerable and the results that much more satisfying.  We’re still working on some detail pieces including some trim under the cabinets over the sink, adding under cabinet lighting, updating the light fixture, we still have to install new flooring and update the fridge.  The kitchen is totally usable now, though, so this weekend I had some fun baking bread and took photos to share our progress.  Click here to see what we started with. 

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Our tile came in 12×12 sheets, but some of the individual tiles were not all adhered straight, so we had to lay each of them by hand.

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We removed the shutter doors from the pantry and made a new back wall and new shelves.

New sink, updates cabinets, new toaster, new microwave. The cabinet with to the right of the stove has magnetic paint. The black cabinet was painted with magnetic and chalkboard paint.

New sink, updated cabinets, new knobs and pulls, new toaster, and new microwave. The cabinet to the right of the stove has magnetic paint. The black cabinet was painted with magnetic and chalkboard paint.

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We installed hooks to hang pots, which freed up a lot of storage space in the cabinets.

We wanted to do butcher block on the countertops, but it proved to be a little beyond our abilities at the moment, so we installed formica. We will try again to install butcher block in a few years.

We wanted to do butcher block on the countertops, but it proved to be a little beyond our abilities at the moment, so we installed formica. We will try again to install butcher block in a few years.

More updates will be shared as they become available.  We work on the kitchen a few evenings per week and a few hours every weekend, so it has been slow going.  I’m super excited to get it all done.

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