~MY VERY TINY LAUNDRY ROOM HAD TO GO~
(I love a man with a broom!)
:) :) :)
It's been quite a little while since I shared with you anything about our pending kitchen remodel. My guy and I have been living with constant construction for months and it's become our new norm! Almost NOTHING has been done since I last posted about our progress a few months ago and it's been a challenge to exist with half my cookware in storage and half boxed up in the garage. We've kept out ONLY the bare necessities in which to function. I told you it was going to be slow-going and it has been! Our projected finish date is next summer. When you are doing all the work for yourselves and paying as you go it can be a daunting process I can assure you! Bah!
After going thru this stage of our kitchen remodel I do believe I can handle almost anything!
REMOVING FINAL PIECE OF WALL~
(IT ONCE DIVIDED THE BATH and LAUNDRY ROOM)
With my Mr. AGPMan now on the downhill slide with his accelerated degree program (he finishes in November, THANK YOU, GOD!) he's always studying, but he did have a wee bit of time this weekend to do a bit more rip-out! With the exception of the sink/counter area everything but the cabinets above my washer and dryer have now been removed.
To catch you up...
~THIS WAS ONCE THE BATHROOM WALL~
(LOVIN' THOSE LEGS!)
Our former galley kitchen is being transformed and will be doubled in size. This has been possible because the former downstairs half bath and existing laundry room are being moved (new ones are being built) and that space will now be part of our new kitchen.
~FORMER GALLEY KITCHEN~
(ONLY A DREAM NOW)
The cabinets/wall you see above are gone (and that 1970's era, avocado and white flecked Formica, too!) and what you are seeing in the above photos is what was hiding behind them. Just around the stove was my laundry room. The entry to the bathroom was to the right of the light switch above.
~BEFORE OUR WOOD FLOORING WAS INSTALLED~
(WHAT A NIGHTMARE)
Here is a picture what what the kitchen looked like when we found the water pipes hiding in the wall that was being opened up. Removing those pipes over to the right was grueling and my hubbs did all the work. The only thing in the kitchen that is left now to remove are the cabinets you see on the left (by the fridge). We have a temporary counter that moves/rolls about and THAT is what I'm using to prepare our food on. A total nightmare I can assure you.
~SWEET KITCHEN IDEAS~
Later this week I'm meeting with a kitchen designer so they can help us map out the best way to continue to transform our kitchen. Although my guy is doing all the work we are NOT kitchen designers so we are seeking out the best advice we can find on how to proceed. Such talent out there and so many things to choose from.
I love all the different elements in the photos I've shown above. I can hardly wait for everything to be finished. I KNOW it will be worth the wait!
Today I'm painting two sweet chairs my guy found for me at a garage sale a few weeks ago. They are vintage wooden fold-up chairs that are just darling. I've painted them a soft off-white and I hope to get hand painted roses onto at least ONE of them later today. I'll be showing those to you later this week!
Hope your Monday is fabulous!
Love to you...