I am EXTREMELY HAPPY to report that our kitchen renovation is finished. It is a GIGANTIC RELIEF to tell you that this project is now completed and I can move on to something new. And as I now enter our kitchen, there is a sense of GREAT PRIDE when I view what has been created. Hopefully the words in all caps help convey how I now feel.
The renovation of our kitchen cabinets and the update to the kitchen itself has been yet another long-term project for our home, beginning about a year ago. The cabinets gained new storage space at the top of the upper cabinets; 29 new doors were installed and five new drawers were built. Cabinet construction concluded in March of this year. Then there were months and months of delays as we searched for someone to professionally paint the cabinets.
But, in addition to painting the renovated cabinets, the total project included removal of the popcorn ceiling, new quartz counter tops were installed with a wide, deep sink and a modern faucet. Lights were installed under the upper cabinets and all of the existing light fixtures were replaced. We added a new tile back splash, new paint for the ceiling and walls. The refrigerator, stove and dish washer were replaced. Some wood trim in the room was repaired. And lastly, a stone pattern multi-width LVT floor was installed. Whew!!! Basically, a totally new kitchen has been created.
Note in the “before” photo the plywood panel at the top of the upper cabinets. The panels on the three sets of upper cabinets were removed enabling us to gain more storage space.
You may recall that this project was originally planned to be a minimal update. Even though the work on the cabinets was extensive, we did not originally plan for a total room renovation. We were planning on moving to a new home. But since the economy has cooled, we have decided to wait on moving and an almost total renovation occurred. In fact, not only has our kitchen been updated, most of the interior of our home has been painted, new light fixtures installed, our master bath has been extensively updated and we are currently making plans for new hardwood flooring to be installed throughout our main floor. Then new rugs, new art for the walls, etc.
My next project will be an update for our master bath vanity. The renovated kitchen cabinets made our master bath cabinets stand out as also dated and in need of an update. There is an interesting design problem to be worked out. More on that in my next post.
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