Before and After

Kitchen Renovation Update

If there is anything I’ve learned as a home renovator, it’s that projects always take 10 times longer than expected.  That’s certainly the case with our never-ending kitchen renovation.  What began as a project to keep me busy while Joey deployed to Afghanistan, has turned into a never-ending hell hole.  Okay, so maybe it’s not that bad.

We’ve actually accomplished a lot over the past 6 or so months.  I replaced outdated hardware with hidden European-style hinges, painted and installed new shelves inside the cabinets, installed pull-out baskets and other organizational do-dads, removed the old ceiling fan, patched holes in the walls, painted the walls, installed decorative molding on the cabinets, scrubbed and polished the antique chandeliers, installed the antique chandeliers, replaced the undermount lighting, replaced the countertops, installed the sink, faucet and plumbing, hung half of the crown molding and painted most of the cabinets.  Whew.  I’m exhausted just writing that!

Still on the checklist: finish painting the cabinets, finish hanging and painting the crown molding, replace appliances, install a backsplash and add some decorative touches.  Hopefully we can get it done within the next month or so… or maybe 6.  Wish me luck!

Below, you can check out some pictures of the progress.

7 thoughts on “Kitchen Renovation Update

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  3. woah! beautiful, annie! you are a super hero! it’s so fun to watch you do it all (successful career, home-owning/renovating, marriage) – such an inspiration and makes me feel like some day I will be able to do it, too! thanks for being such a great example 🙂

  4. Great post! Looks like a lot of work. I have been meaning to clear out my pantry and kitchen cabinets, but have no time. The minute I have a free weekend, I’ll probably start redoing cabinets. Yours looks great so far.

    • Thanks, Sarah! I highly recommend the Rev-a-Shelf organizers. I put them in every cabinet I possibly could and they’re amazing! Good luck with the cleaning. You know, a little wine always helps:)

  5. I can’t believe all that you have accomplished in such a short time! I hope that I will be able to see it in person sometime. Thank you for your special news today; it made my day. What a wonderful birthday present! Love, Mimi

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