Here is what our kitchen looked like when we moved in:
|Our house was built in the 70s, and I don't think the kitchen has been updated since then.|
I absolutely hated the cabinets. They're thin, unadorned wood painted beige; the paint on the handles is chipping and the bottoms of the drawers were all in danger of falling out. Also, weirdly, the cabinets opened in the same direction instead of meeting in the middle and opening in opposite directions. For some reason, that drove me nuts.
|Our additional room is full of cabinets.|
|They're beautiful! We got a few fun, snazzy features I'll share once they're installed, and they're soft-close, even though we didn't spring for that upgrade! I guess it was free! We haven't decided on hardware yet.|
I also hated how closed off the kitchen was. When I was cooking, I felt secluded from the rest of the house, and it was impossible to get any light in there.
This weekend, we cleaned out the cabinets to prepare for the first stage of the update: demo!
|We put everything on the dining room table and covered it with a tablecloth to protect it from dust.|
Then, Matt and the crew got to work.
Here it is now:
|The view in from the living room. That PVC pipe has already been rerouted back into the wall, so the window is fully open.|
|The view from the kitchen!|
|My "kitchen" right now.|
Have you ever done major renovations on a house?
What does your dream-kitchen look like?