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Have you ever thought about updating a space in your home? We just finished and I wanted to share our kitchen remodel process with you.
When we moved to the Texas hill country, we purchased a 20 something-year old home that needed some updating. Once we found a contractor, we dove in and got right to work. However, the remodel took WAY longer than we had hoped.
Believe me when I say, if you are without a kitchen sink for any extended period of time, you will never take it for granted again! Now I just stare at my sink with heart eyes. I did a happy dance when I got my dishwasher back too! We love to cook in this family so being without a sink for so long during this kitchen remodel was an adventure, to say the least.
I turned a bucket upside down and sat on it while I washed dishes outside with a water hose in a plastic tub. And you know what? It wasn’t that bad. With my music cranked up, I just went to town and pretended I was camping! We all took turns so one person wasn’t always stuck with dishwashing duty. I sure didn’t want my kids to miss out on that!
In addition to not having a sink or a dishwasher, we also did not have an oven or a stove for quite some time. We had a folding table on our back porch that looked like a small appliance store! We used the heck out of our air fryer, electric skillet, crockpot, hotplate, and grill. You can get creative when you need to!
One thing that I love to do is to look at a space and dream of what it could be. We have lived through a remodel before in a home that was built in 1950. I will do a post about that and share some pictures soon.
This house came with two islands in the kitchen. To me, the rock island encroached into the living room and really took away from that space. It took a little convincing, but finally, my husband agreed that we should demo both islands and build one larger, center island.
We kept the cabinets along the wall but we replaced the upper door faces so that they matched the bottom cabinets. They were stained wood and we painted them with Sherwin Williams Repose Gray. Repose Gray is a very light and soft gray that helped me with the light and airy look I was going for in our kitchen remodel. We painted our walls Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace, which I LOVE! It is such a beautiful white that I am so happy with.
Also, we took out the tile throughout the entire bottom floor and replaced it with wood floors. We continued the wood floors into the kitchen.
I decided on a stacked rock backsplash because I thought it went with the flow of the rock fireplace in the living room. I wanted something different above the stove so we put arabesque tile with white and a light gray.
Another thing we did was we removed the pendant lights (that were originally over the second island), and put in new basket lighting. The breakfast nook got a new light as well, which is my absolute favorite light! It mirrors the same pattern as the tile above the stove.
Lastly, we removed the cabinets above this desk in the kitchen and replaced them with two floating shelves.
Now that it is over I would say definitely yes! We just knew we would have to buckle up and expect delays and hiccups along the way. We are glad the whole process is behind us and we are enjoying our new kitchen!