As you can see from the pictures, the kitchen was in a pretty sad state. For the Husbear, this is the most important room in the house, since he’s always wanted a well-designed, fully-functional kitchen that was built the way he wanted it. So we spent a lot of time designing the “perfect” kitchen for him.
We started by pulling out all the hodge-podge of cabinets, the lone light fixture and remaining appliances, and then pulling up the linoleum from the floor and the paneling that was on the walls.
I then ran additional electric outlets (there was only one in the whole kitchen!). And I extended the wall the sink is on an additional foot to account for the dishwasher we would be installing, and then put up new sheetrock. We painted the kitchen a color called “Cricket Green,” with cobalt blue and white accent colors. We then laid down new floor tile. After that, we installed new cabinets, countertops and appliances.
We still have a few finishing touches to do for the kitchen. We’ll be turning the area that’s currently the laundry room into a pantry (one can never have too much kitchen storage space!). And, we still haven’t found a hood for the stove that we like. We may just end up having one custom made.
Until next time...