Sunday, July 5, 2015

The kitchen facelift has begun! Phase 3

We are still on a remodel Journey...and have made some drastic changes here.  You can see the transformation HERE.  But..today's post is to share with you a partial remodel of the Kitchen.  

What a mess...and it has been this way well for about 15 years.  there was a large useless built in pantry and a breakfast nook .  With a growing wheel chair in the house the nook was just wasted space...


.. not very efficient..I prepped food on a 24 x 22 inch space for years....
Also there were large windows to deal with. 


This was a two part ordeal.  First we addressed the windows.  Luckily when we added the porch (you can read about it here)  we saved the vinyl siding.  One less purchase.  Handy Hubby pulled the large windows out and replaced them with efficient slide sliders....and the change was shocking!  Wow !

Insulation added.




However your could really tell a difference in the efficiency!  The temps were reaching above a 100 degrees under that pergola....and the windows were cool.  These will pay us back...and only 10 more windows to go...to complete the house.

The saved vinyl worked beautifully...


I think HH out did himself yet again....a nice Job.


It was a exciting day when these arrived!


We selected the Hampton Bay brand of prefab cabinets... It took 5 we needed to make a 10 foot run, leaving roughly two feet on the end for a cabinet.    The three with two 8.5 inch deep drawers and a utensil top drawer we had to order .  The two stock cabinets with single drawer with cabinet bottoms we picked up at the store.  

Demo has started!


The small cabinet came out and the modge podge was moved or rolled somewhere else temporarily



We decided to put the cabinet doors on each end and line the drawer units up in the middle..they were leveled and attached to the walls....

We were off to Home Depot to pick up the counter top.  While in the store HH noticed that the lip on the counter top was low enough to to prevent the drawers from opening.  We chose a Hampton Bay counter top and assumed that it would just drop on top.  Also if you look closely there are no brackets in the corners that you would use to attach your counter top.  Can you Believe that the Home Depot Associate had no idea where you could get those!  I am Shocked NOT !
The Solution was to use 1 x 3 inch boards to shim the top and attach to the cabinets.  They lifted the the counter top enough to make sure the drawers would open.

With the counter top on we were ready to install the cup pulls.  I choose a rubbed oil bronze in a simple design.  There were 9 cup pulls and two door pulls.  A lot of drilling....


To make the Job easier HH made a jig that would sit on the corner of the drawer and you could mark where you needed to drill the holes.  


It worked like a charm made the installation a lot quicker. 


We installed bead board on the wall and eventually will make our way around. HH installed a led light bar over the prep area ..Very Nice!
The kick board or base board is in the shop waiting to get a coat of paint.  But until then....I am loving the extra space.  The clock works..and is actually a wine bar.  We use it for unique storage ....I will post on the upgrade on this Yard sale find in a later post.  This was not a top of the line upgrade.  Everything we used was a stock item or prefab.  It is very "doable" !  
Glad that you came by I am off ..Those tomatoes will not put themselves up!  
Sheryl

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14 comments:

  1. wow what a gorgeous redo and so bright i know your gonna love the extra space xx

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! and for the lovely comments...and I cooking just ot much easier....

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  2. Zowie!! Way to go and thanks for sharing. Very encouraging for those of us still waiting to start Phase 1. :)

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    1. Kellie just grab it and growl....we do a little at a time as not to get overwhelmed and give up...and it looks better on the check book...Thank you for stopping by...and for the postitive comments.....

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  3. Love the look; it's gorgeous. 'Specially the double windows. We're getting ready to build, trying to do as frugally/cheaply as possible. Considered Ikea cabinets, but we, firstly, absolutely have to have uppers and, secondly, need 42" cuz we're planning on 9' walls. Dunno if Ikea has those, haven't gotten that far in our plans. What style are your cabinets? I'd like to see if those come in 42" uppers. Thanks for the ideas!

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    1. thank you....you can add extra molding on the top of stock cabinets to make them look like they are taller ...just and idea..if you have trouble locating what you are looking for....These are Hampton Bay ....in Satin white...I have only seen them at Home Depot..I thank you for stopping by and GOOD LUCK....

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  4. You did a great job transforming your kitchen. This is exactly what I need to do to mine. May I ask how much the each of cabinets cost - and the countertop? Thanks!

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    1. Thank you ....we found the cabinets at home depot..the single drawer with cabinet bottom were 100.00 each..and the three drawer units were on sale..for a little under 145.00...the counter top was 120.00.,,,everything was on sale......there were cheaper ones with out the bull nose edge..you can look on line...to source items...the kitchen is the most expensive room to remodel....Good Luck...

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  5. Saw this on Hometalk and thought I'd read more about it. It looks lovely. I don't DO home depot but I can tell you Lowe's isn't a whole lot better, lol...

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    1. oh my you are so right...Lowes is not..however we put up with it to get the supplies that we needed at the price we needed it to be...THank you for the Lovely comment...

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  6. Wow what an amazing change. I love it. Congrats and thanks for the indirect encouragement to jazz our very small kitchen up

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    1. Grab it and Growl girl!! You can do it...this is not the first or last phase on this kitchen...and defin.not this house...Small steps..small investments and before you know it you have paradise....Thank you so much for stopping BY...

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  7. What a difference! We need our kitchen overhauled and I have been following along with your progress. Our kitchen is a galley style - only a few feet wide. Hard to believe a store would sell cabinets and not know how to attach the countertop :>)))

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  8. We are not done with this kitchen..it is an eat in kitchen and we still have the sink area to install...I hope we have motivated you ..!! and it is hard to believe..however not suprising that the store had no idea how to attach the counter top....Thank you for stopping by...

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