the kitchen: part 1

so how did we end up with new cabinet doors and drawers? i'll start at the beginning:this is what our kitchen looked like when we moved in 3+ years ago.
lovely, right? mike and i spent a lot of time working on the kitchen in those first few months. we knew that someday we'd want to upgrade just about everything in the kitchen, but we also needed to get the kitchen to a point where it was usable for a few years. we removed the carpet, wallpaper, built-in table, and garbage compactor. we painted the cabinets and the walls. we updated the cabinet hardware and replaced the broken dishwasher. we put down a temporary wood floor. eventually it looked like this:
not perfect, but certainly better than what we started with. we kept the budget low for this project and tried to re-use as much as we could.

last fall, when we installed new hardwood floor throughout the first floor of the house, we decided to go ahead and install the same hardwood continuous into the kitchen.

we were very careful with how we dealt with the floor around the cabinets (it's not actually stapled in some areas) knowing that we'd probably revise the layout with the new kitchen, and we'd need to patch the floor under the existing cabinets.

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3 Responses to the kitchen: part 1

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I can't wait to see your new cabs. The painted old ones were looking really nice too, though!

Livinia Redlips said...

Can't wait to see what you do in here!

InteriorGroupie said...

wow - looks great! We are hoping to do a facelift on our kitchen too, and your painted ones are giving me some motivation!


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