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Saturday, November 30

Kitchen Remodel-Phase 3 What to do in the meantime?

So this will be a picture heavy post. It's kinda hard being in the middle of the remodel. Everything exciting and nothing exciting happens at the same time. Everyone is stressed since its so much work, but we are in it too deep to back out now. :) We finished pulling out the rest of the cabinets. Afterwards we decided that all of the drywall should come down as that would be easier than trying to fix it all. Plus, we wanted to take the sofet out, which was going to be a big repair job, so down came the ceiling.  We hung up the new drywall. (Wow that is a way easier sentence than way actually happened). They we textured it (again another crazy sentence to write that does not describe the pain and work of texturing). We went with the same grey paint that we used in the hallways and as an accent in the living room so that it all looked continuous and flowed together.
Removing the cabinets

Our big messy empty space

Yeah, this is what the rest of the living room looked like.

View from the front door, shows how open it will be

Figuring out the celing

More ceiling work

New Drywall

What a hard worker!

Drywall hung!

Nice new window too at the same time

We decided to go with the same grey paint that we used in the hall way so that there would be continuity.

Wednesday, November 27

Kitchen Remodel Phase 2-The Walls come tumbling down.....

So It has been crazy around here! We bought out appliances a few months ago and finally made the plunge to start working on the new kitchen. Of course we had already started working at school. So not only do we work all day we come home to our lovely kitchen to work on. I don't think that we knew what in the world we were getting into!

Here is the last view of our kitchen like it was before. It's odd since we started this project in October, I have not seen these pictures in a loooooooong time and I have forgotten what the kitchen looked like.

You can see where we started stacking kitchen stuff

The old Kitchen in all of its tiny glory

The first step once we decided to work on the kitchen was to remove the wall. Our kitchen had the traditional U-shape to it. We wanted to open that up so that it flowed more with all of the other rooms. To do this, we had to remove the wall along the highway and rearrange the appliances.

Here are our old messages for when we fixed the wall 2 years ago.

Taking it down.

So much dust! The tile was super hard to get down.

I was trying to protect the new stove but it still got a little dent.:(

New open view. Looks bigger already.

Erik worked really hard to take down all of the drywall. The biggest issue was dealing with the tile on the inside wall of the kitchen.