Kitchen Makeover Underway!

After 5 years, we are finally starting our kitchen makeover! I am beyond excited, as it is a mismatch of many different decades.

Our house was built in the early 60s, the kitchen being totally gutted in the 80s and hasn’t been touched since. The colour and finishings were not our style but giving a kitchen a facelift isn’t cheap so we held off.

Our kitchen cabinets are in great shape and very good quality, in the 80s when the kitchen was gutted the cabinets were custom made. We want to keep the cabinets because the layout and flow of the room works well. Everything else mind you is going!! Meaning: backsplash, countertop, flooring and paint.

We have started the makeover but will leave the before and after photos until the very end! (sorry!)

Here is what our kitchen looks like now:

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Our Current State of Chaos

Over the last week, our home has been in a state of straight chaos. We are starting stage 1 of 3 of our kitchen facelift, this stage is by far the messiest. At this point, we are removing the backsplash tile, skimming our ceiling and backsplash area. Lots of dust and lots of dirt.

Ryan and I have been doing the demo ourselves, however we decided to go the professional route for the skimming. Not only is it a horrible job to do but a professional really has a flare for making it look perfect.

Right before I went to bed last night I snapped a photo of our living room. It feels like our entire house right now is upside down. What you can’t see is a couch that won’t fit in our basement in the middle of Ryan’s office and our basement full of random belongings from our garage sale we need to put away.

Although our home feels like a disaster zone right now, I can’t wait to have the whole project done this summer. It is going to look amazing!

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