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Kitchen renovation - Updates with pictures

Welcome friends. Happy Memorial Day! 

I know it's been a while since I have checked in. Things are crazy busy here at the farmhouse.  With homeschooling, travel, camping, kitchen reno and the other 100 chores that need attending to, my blogging has been less than frequent. 

Spring has sprung and we are enjoying seeing what is coming up around the property.  




When we bought this home, last summer, we knew we wanted to replace the entire kitchen.  From first glance, it seemed nice. However, once you had the cabinets cleaned out of the sellers food and dishes, you found they were A HOT MESS.  Not only were the "white" cabinets stained yellow with grease (must be they fried everything), but the doors were falling off the hinges. Don't get me started on the appliances.  Needless to say, we knew right then and there, we were doing a MAJOR overhaul in the Spring.  

So what does a gal to do in planning her DREAM kitchen?  Why search Pinterest of course...lol

I knew what I wanted and what I didn't.  We did hire a kitchen designer who was local to our area (she designed for HGTV before) and told her (rather showed her) exactly what we wanted. 

We already knew who our contractor would be, as he did other work in the house we sold and his workmanship is excellent (not to mention he is a friend)


This picture is one I took when we first came to look to buy the house. It's the previous owners furniture etc

OUR furniture in the kitchen - BEFORE PICTURES

I was able to sell our farmhouse table, chairs and buffet quickly online to a local family. Sad to see it go, as we homeschooled in this table for 10 years. 


DEMO Week  - Phase I - Early May



The only thing that would remain are the 4 windows and the original hardwood floors..bye bye to the rest.


It was exciting to see things starting to arrive. 

This beautiful plank ceiling came from a company Dura-Groove  I highly recommend their product not only for the product itself, but for the excellent customer service we received. The entire process was seamless! I recommend ordering the ceiling already primed and painted. 



The cabinets came from Crystal Cabinets out of Minnesota. Custom made by hand. LOVE THEM! (ours took 7 weeks from ordering to arrival) These are all wooden cabinets. The island and buffet/beverage station are Overcast grey and the outer cabinets are Designer White.   

The appliances arrived last week. We went with the Wolf 48 inch stove and Sub Zero Refrigerator.  We also added an ASKO dishwasher, Sharp Micro Drawer and Miele warming drawer.  The beverage refrigerator is from Allavino (Home Depot carries it also).



The next phase is having the quartz people come and template, this week.  In between templating and install of counter tops (3 weeks) our contractor will be installing the cabinet hardware, painting, trim etc.  Our estimate of entire completion is the last week of June. 

The only real challenge that I have come up against is doing the dishes.  I have been setting up a "camp" type set up outside with my wash bins. Just a small price to pay to get my forever kitchen.

I will update with another kitchen reno blog post at the end of June. If you want to see real time updates, you can always follow me on Instagram.


Until then - Bon Appetite! 




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