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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Kitchen Remodel

If all of our family and friends have been wondering where we have been for the past two weeks, we did not fall off the face of the earth and we are still alive. We started the daunting task of remodeling our kitchen and we have not left our house since. We have literally worked for two weeks straight and I don't even want to think about how many hours we have worked nor do I want to know. NO it is still not done but at least we have the use of a sink and stove again (YEAH). If you've ever been without the use of your kitchen you know how unfun it can be. Let's just say that we are on a detox diet this week after all of the take-out we have eaten in the past two weeks.

First I have to tell you that the kitchen remodel has been in the works FOREVER but it is just one of those things that keeps getting put on the back burner. Since Ryan and I both had a three day weekend a couple of weeks ago we figured it was as good a time as any to start on it. Okay so it took some coaxing from me and possibly some pleading but we embarked on what turned out to be a VERY BIG PROJECT. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad we did it and all of the lack of sleep and sore muscles will be worth it in the long run.

Okay so I'm sure your wondering what we did or you already skipped ahead and peeked at the pictures (shame on you) and now your back to read the post. So far we have stripped and refinished the top cabinets and added new hardware, ripped off our old countertops, replaced with new slate countertops, installed stainless steel sink and faucet, and installed undercabinet lighting. We extended our bar to make it bigger and put in a single sink which I am absolutely in LOVE with. We still need to seal the tile and grout, refinish the lower cabinets and add new hardware, do touch up paint, and install pendant lights over the bar. Its a work in process but I must say it is coming along beautifully. We are taking a break from working because we are headed to Utah and Idaho this week to visit family (YEAH, WE ARE SO EXCITED). Leave me a comment with your thoughts about our progress.

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AFTER
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Here are some pictures that were taken during the whole process....






8 comments:

Pooh's Pics

It's beAUtiful! I have a single sink like that and looooove it too.

mom2three

Looooveeee it!!!!
I love the backsplash, it added so much warmth to your new kitchen and the one red/wine wall is fabulous!
The cabinets look brand new did you just restain them???
Great job guys....
oh and the counter tops are great!!!

ps. by the way I noticed you still have my old blog linked to your page..new one is www.adailyscoopofchaos.blogspot.com
Hope your having a great weekend and your enjoying the fruits of your labors!

Dave & Susie Crandell

Oh my! It's beautiful! Are you guys up for hire????? I am sooo done with my WHITE Counters and WHITE tile (that was here when we moved in 10 years ago).

Janelle

Amazing! I love it! Now you can come finish up our kitchen! :) I bet you are glad to have your kitchen back. Can't wait to see you guys!

The Brandon Biz

It looks so beautiful. We keep talking about doing ours....keep saying spring. Do you want to come and help??

Michelle

WOW!! It looks great!

Anonymous

THAT IS AMAZING. YOU GUYS DID A GREAT JOB

orange county kitchen remodel

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