Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A teaser

I know, I said no kitchen renovations for at least a year, but I was just itching to get this cabinet out of the way. We will call this part one.  

Before

After part one
1. I removed the doors on the built in bookshelves way back in the picture by the fireplace. I'm going to paint those white and the backs some fun color (red or blue). 

2. The whole kitchen is going to be gutted and made bigger (we plan to knock down some walls and take out some closets), but that is on the one year plan. I want to work in the space for a while and get a feel for a good flow. I did know I wanted these cabinets that blocked my view of the dining area gone. Goodbye cabinets. Hello, openess. 

3. We will remove that random piece of wall between the fireplace room and kitchen area when we gut the kitchen. I just want to kick it out right now though. Why? Who thought two doorways would be a good idea? 

4. That wood paneling is going to be painted soon. I give it a month, maybe two. It is near the top of the list. 

5. That bulkhead above the cabinets is horrible. Lost storage space and it makes the kitchen smaller.  That will be torn out when the kitchen is gutted. 

We are going to play around with this space a lot before we actually change it. We plan to try some paint colors out while we wait. 

Before (cats cats cats - the biggest cat I have ever seen hopped up and sprawled out on the counter when I first visited the house...yes, Up. On. The. Counter. Where food is served and made.)

After part one

Oh, and the dishwasher, stove, and frig are all 15 years or older. They aren't going to be replaced until they bite the dust. Why spend money when you don't need to? I hope they live a nice long life. 

Can you paint a refrigerator? I really don't like it white. But I am not about to replace something that works. 

6 comments:

Jeanne said...

Yes! Our dishwasher, stove, oven and refrigerator are also old! We are working out details to gut our kitchen as well. But replacing these things are not on the list! Can't wait to see the updates... where did you buy? Your boys will love 'helping' with all these projects!

faith said...

Closer to your old house! Too bad you don't still live there. It is actually down the street from my parents.
And yes, little boys helping with projects is funny. I had let them pack a few boxes and they pack the most random stuff together. 😂

Jeanne said...

Boo! Although we are thankful for our new house, the connections and ways to serve in our new church! Having dad home is a huge factor and we love having him home on weeknights and weekends which was never the case at our 'Maryland house' as the kids call it. I'm sure your parents will love having those grand babies closer!

Anonymous said...

I love the look of painted paneling- we did that in our family room in our first home. They make a great primer that eliminates the need to sand the walls. I can't wait to visit ! And, I would love to provide a meal during moving- let me know
Wendy

Anonymous said...

I love the look of painted paneling- we did that in our family room in our first home. They make a great primer that eliminates the need to sand the walls. I can't wait to visit ! And, I would love to provide a meal during moving- let me know
Wendy

Anonymous said...

I am excited to see how it all takes shape over the years as you decide what projects to do! Congratulations on your new home. We are thrilled for you guys.

- Anna