I am excited to begin sharing our kitchen remodeling journey with you! Yesterday, the kitchen demo began, and the kitchen is officially gone. This entire remodel is happening thanks to The Home Depot. A few months ago I participated in a project competition called Orange Tank at Haven Conference and was thrilled to win (read about that experience HERE)! The main problem with our kitchen is the terrible layout. It’s horrible for hosting, and someone is always bumping into each other. Here’s one last shot of the kitchen before the kitchen demo… But quickly, let’s look at the evolution of this kitchen in the past four years. Before the cabinets were gray and cream, they were green and cream. I repainted them because I hated the wax sealer (you can see more on that HERE). I also added the cabinet doors back on (but with glass). The dust was too much for me. When we first moved in, the kitchen was really dark: The kitchen has come a LONG way, but paint can only do so much. The appliances are old and the space was not working. I prepped for demo Friday and am in shock at how much stuff I had stuffed into those cabinets. Those boxes are now living with us in our bedroom. The night before the demo, Steve and I were up late trying to have everything ready for the demo. We removed some cabinet doors, the dishwasher, garbage disposal, sink, and faucet. This amazing group of men came to our rescue Saturday morning to help us demolish the kitchen. It was amazing how fast they were able to remove everything. We attempted to save the granite but unfortunately broke most of it during removal. Most of the cabinets were salvaged, and I kept our old hood and range backsplash. We found a horrible surprise under the corner lazy Susan cabinet – a mouse nest. I almost died. Seriously. This is what nightmares are made of… I’m sorry. It will probably be hard to get that image out of your head… We had a friend who’s knowledgeable with home remodeling help us out with the electrical work and other prep for the drywall – which begins tomorrow! I also played around with pendant lighting placement – what do you think?! A special thanks to The Home Depot for the partnership on this kitchen. It wouldn’t have happened without you! Go create something! Are you new to my blog? Go HERE to see my home tour and HERE to shop for items I use in our home.
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