As, some of you are aware, we are in the middle of a kitchen remodel. It is time-consuming to say the least. Between my time with my kiddos, my husband working, and all the commitments in-between, it has been a challenge to get things done. But, as of today, I am happy to report that this week I will make some progress.
Just to update you, I am going to take you through the process…
We bought our house knowing that it was a fixer-upper. It is a great family home, but definitely needs some tweaking, and in some cases, major tweaking! The kitchen falls into this category. It is very outdated, oak and brass, a floor that the tiles are breaking, and it is dark. Not the bright, clean space I want to be spending a lot of my time in.
I wish I could wave my magic wand and have it instantly transformed, but DIY is a process and we can’t dedicate all of our time to it.
So, the first thing we did was decided on cabinets. At first, we were just going to gut and put in new, but after further consideration opted to refinish them. Rustoleum had just unveiled their new Cabinet Transformations line, and my giddy anticipation of saving a few bucks and not having to gut the entire kitchen took over.
What can I say? I absolutely love this product and have used it on many projects from cabinets, furniture, and wood trim & moldings.
Cabinet Before & After
So, here is “The List”:
Refinish cabinets and add new hardware
Prime & paint walls and trim
Add crown molding
Rip out floor & lay down hardwoods
Add new lighting
Install new quality countertops–quartz, marble, or granite
Subway tile backsplash
New faucet fixture & new appliances
Decorate!! ( the best part)
Time to inhale those paint fumes! Wish me luck!!!