Kitchen Reno: week 3

Ok- so things have been pretty busy to say the least…after numerous trips to Ikea, Home Depot, Lowes etc. Mark and I are pretty beat. Needless to say- we know this will all be worth itย in the end…So here’s what happened during “week 3″…

Counters in! (photo is a little blurry- I think I was so excited I couldn’t hold the camera still ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).


Macgyver seemed pretty fond of our new sink…

Looks pretty- huh? (too bad it cracked and we had to replace it this week…more on that in “week 4’s” post).

My parents were here visiting during the weekend and they were more than willing to help assemble the drawers!! ( Thanks Mom & Dad!!!) We put together roughly fifteen (about half).

While we worked on the drawers, Mark installed the runners!

Here’s a sample of his handywork ๐Ÿ˜‰


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Mr. Hutton, tear down that wall!! – Kitchen Reno: week 1

Week 1 of our kitchen demo/ reno has begun! After almost 2 long years of orange laminate counters and 30 year old particle board cabinets-ย  we are FINALLY on our way to a functional kitchen!!!

So what’s first on the list you ask? TEAR DOWN THAT WALL! (oh Mr. Hutton is our contractor if you haven’t guessed already). Not as exciting as the Berlin Wall – but as you will see below- it’s “almost” just as glorious. OK maybe not…

This is the BEFORE kitchen.

Cabinets OFF- phase 1!

You can’t see it here because there’s old laminate covering the wood- but the floors are intact! We were worried the wood wouldn’t continue under the old cabinets…but we got lucky! Phew!

Wall Demo begins!

Wall is DOWN!! and the aftermath….


We put the old cabinets out by dumpster…hoping someone will take them…I mean WHO wouldn’t want these beauties?!

Here’s the view from the living room! It’s amazing how much brighter and larger the space feels! We can’t wait to see it all come together!!

…and the view from the kitchen.

SO there you have it folks! In the meantime..here’s our temporary kitchen- stocked with the essentials…coffee, wine, and gin ๐Ÿ˜‰

Stay tuned for week 2! -AY