Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Day 1 #kitchenrenovation

Welp, after MUCH anticipation and many, many months of preparation...D-Day has FINALLY come!  As I was leaving for work this morning the truck that was delivering the dumpster had it's engine purring ready to park it on our driveway for the next gosh-knows-how-many-weeks.  Jim met Mike (our general contractor) and was able to witness the start of the kitchen demolition (so jealous!!!).  As you can WELL imagine I was sooo anxious to get home to see what had been done....

Enough with the I'm sure you're all on pins and needles waiting (ha!) Here is what we have on Day 1.

Looking into the kitchen from the "hallway"

Looking towards the "hallway".  You can see the chimney.

Close up of the chimney...White brick???  Say what???  I'm pysched...Jim's crushed it's not red brick...white paint here we come!!!

Jim's clearly excited about the demo phase!

Towards the backyard...where the sink used to be.  Notice the wall of tiles on top of the wall of plaster.  These tiles were hiding BEHIND the cabinets.  #helloextraspace

Looking towards Lady Land. 

Hole in the chimney was where the microwave was vented to.  The mason is going to reface this.

Pantry just started seeing some demo action.

One more shot for good measure

Looking into that crazy shaped/useless closet

Until tomorrow.....

The Befores....

Well here goes nothing...This is a lil blog I've created to document the renovation of our kitchen.  My goal is to post daily any updates that have occurred...let's see if I can stick to it.  Below you will see before pictures of the kitchen and pantry.  Let's hope the after pictures will look much nicer than these! 

Hope you'll come along for the ride!

In the hallway looking towards the back door (will no longer be a door is to the powder room)

Door to basement (which will be taken down once reno is done)

Close up of back door (the door will swing open to the opposite side post reno)

Hallway/Door going into kitchen (this wall will be removed)

Hallway looking towards front of house (this wall will be removed and a new closet made)

Hallway looking towards front of house

Looking into the kitchen

Kitchen looking towards the back yard (there will be a peninsula here)

Looking towards Lady Land (both windows will be removed and a row of cabinets will be there)

 Looking towards the dining room (range will be here)

Looking towards the hallway (wall that has stove will be removed and the chimney will be exposed)

Looking towards Lady Land and dining room

Looking towards Lady Land (thoat window will be removed and a pass through will be created)

Looking out on the back yard (will have open shelves on either side of window and a farmers sink)

Looking into the pantry (wall with refrigerator will be removed and the door to the pantry will be boarded up and the peninsula will be here)

Oven and refrigerator wall to be removed

The pantry  (entrance to be moved to the right and washer and dryer moved to basement...and Sammy's cheerios will be saved!)

Lady Land looking into the kitchen (left window will become a pass through...right window will be boarded up and a shelf will be made on the lady land side)