Our First House: Kitchen
Before: outdated and full of oak. And oh-so-yellow all over.
The evil that lurked overhead, in the process of removal.
Look at all that headroom now!
Removed the wallpaper border. Installed some pendant lights and a few can lights.
Painted the ceiling (and other things, with help)
Ripped out the tile floors
This is what the house looked like while the new concrete overlay floors were being installed. The first step in the process was to sand the existing floor down to smooth it out, and the process kicked up so much concrete dust that we’ll be cleaning it out of corners and crevices for a long time.
And a close-up.
My favorite handyman, hard at work.
Picked up some antique seltzer bottles for a great price on Craigslist and added a copper pan I scored on sale from an etsy shop.
B primed the first bank of cabinets for painting.
Starting on the second bank of cabinets.
New granite countertops!
And a new sink and faucet!
I started work on the stone backsplash. After months of online (and in-store) shopping I finally decided on Botticino tile. When we started planning our kitchen remodel I was against having an all-white kitchen but when it came time to select tile I opted again to go with a white theme with dark accents (still to come.) So far I’m really pleased with how much brighter the kitchen feels.
Bit by bit.