And we are finally ready to start sharing the step-by-steps of the Kitchen remodel. I am so excited!
Since the use of our kitchen is heavily used for business (Valentina’s Corner), we knew that the kitchen would be our largest and most time-consuming remodel and biggest expense. The remaining projects will be budget-friendly and we will try to share all of the links to the items we used in case you need inspiration.
Original Kitchen Layout-
When we first saw the home, we absolutely fell in love with everything but the kitchen. It was so small and we didn’t really have room to expand.
So, we decided to take down the wall between the dining room and kitchen and make that one big kitchen.
Here are the before pictures of the original home:
We took out the old cabinets and when we opened the wall, we realized we had a problem. There was electrical, plumbing and heating running to the second floor that needed to be rerouted. Bummer!
Though most of the remodel Tim (hubby) is doing himself, we have gotten help from friends and family. They came out and helped reroute everything and add a support beam where the wall was.
There was a large pantry that we took down as well.
They placed temporary walls to support the house as they added a beam in the center. Once the beam was secure, we were able to take down the walls and look at this, one large room.
Lighting and electrical-
Next up we wired all of the lights and electrical.
We then put in the drywall.
We had someone then come out and professionally transition the ceiling design so you couldn’t see the division between the two rooms.
Flooring went in next, we are using the same flooring on the entire first level. I fell in love with the flooring at like the 10th store we stopped at (btw I hate shopping so going and choosing all of these things was an absolute nightmare, Amazon for the rest of the shopping). We wanted something that wasn’t shiny, easy to take of, waterproof and affordable. With 7 kiddos, this flooring is going to be seeing some rough times! Ha.
My brother helped my hubby install the cabinets and the islands. Tim then custom-designed the side panels on both islands. I was a little nervous about how it would turn out but I think it looks beautiful.
Huge thank you to our friends at SemBro Design for helping us create such a beautiful design!
Well, friends, this is the first part of the Kitchen Remodel. It is a wild transformation and so much work!
Next week we will share the final reveal. I cannot wait for us to move and organize the kitchen – that will be so fun.
Tim & Valentina