Sunday, February 8, 2015

Kitchen Remodel Days 1 and 2 - Demolition

The kitchen has finally started!! 

I kept calling our cabinet people to find out if the cabinets have been delivered. They've been delayed a few times now. I was hoping to have this project finished before I went back to work, but it didn't happen.  

Friday I came home from work and my kitchen looked like this!

Only shadows of old cabinets and countertops!

The old pantry has been taken out...and the little "thing" above the pantry has been taken out too.

We knocked the wall back a few inches because of the new pantry going in.

And the rest of my house? Looks like I belong on the show "hoarders."  For real. The OCD in me is going a little crazy right now!

This is my front living room.  When they took out the old cabinets, they just moved them in here and we're using them to put all of our needed on a daily basis kind of food - mostly snacks and cereals for the kids.

And the cabinets serve as a fun place to play hide and seek in I guess too. lol

My microwave is on the entry bench, plugged in so we can use it... the stove and dishwasher are sitting in my formal dining room, which is also covered in all kinds of stuff!

The backside of the front room

This room is the guest room... which is actually supposed to be Caroline's room, but poor girl hasn't had a chance to even step foot in it. This room was housing my parents' stuff when they moved back and now it's our catch all room for all of the remodeling. Oh well. She's nice and comfy in our room for now. She doesn't mind.

The sink is on our back porch. That's always nice. lol

That night, Ron's job was to take up the tile. Since we are moving the refrigerator to another spot in the kitchen, we had to make a new water line for it. So we are going to be making it come off the sink, across the floor to the fridge.  Ron had to take up the tile in that path.

That was all of day 1. They had all the fun without me! 

Day 2 was more fun. 

My dad came over early to start closing off the old pantry.

Here's what the closed off pantry is like now.

I, on the other hand, found a spot for the coffee pot. It fits nice and snug right there, right over a plug! lol. Nothing will keep me from my coffee!

The girls were having fun playing with all the extra pieces of 2x4s.

Meanwhile, Ron was cutting the concrete, and making a huge dust storm in the house! bleh!

He got it cut out, laid the water line and the put concrete back in to cover up the line.

Another job we had to tackle was to move the vent for the microwave over, since our stove is getting shifted over (we're adding more counter/cabinet space by the stove!).  However, there was a problem with the vent - we couldn't move it because it went all the way through the attic and up through the roof. We can't access the attic over the kitchen since it's vaulted, so there in lies our problem. lol.   Ron worked on it a little that night.

And then Woody came the 3rd day to finish it off (Ron had to go to work).  We put a new box to the left and then made the tubing go up into the old box to still vent.

So that's days 1-3. We have to postpone the cabinets another day or 2 because we didn't realize that we needed more tile taken out...until we were talking today. ugh! 


  1. WOW!!!! I am just tired looking at all the pictures! I love that cute puppy getting in on the action! :)

  2. Awesome! If you really have to turn the place around, you gotta turn it around. That's the deal. Anyway, that's a really great job you've been doing so far. I hope that's backed up by good plumbing, because that would be the deciding factor if your kitchen will be with you for the long haul. Thanks for sharing that update! All the best!

    Lovella Cushman @ Perfection Plumbing

  3. It seems that you have stepped in and fully owned the renovation process. I’m sure you’ll have a rather imposing kitchen at the end of this, given all the amount of effort and dedication that you have applied to it. I can't wait to see the final version! Thanks for sharing!

    Essie Reed @ Valley Home Improvement

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  5. It seems that you are all dedicated in making the renovation of your kitchen smoothly. Well, I'm glad that you're already done with it, and that it was a total success. Working to create a new appearance for your kitchen can really bring out a positive outcome, and just look at yours. Great job, Jen! In any way, thanks for sharing that! Kudos and all the best to you!

    Lynn Williamson @ DAL Builders