In the last two posts, we covered the floors, dry wall, appliances, and some of the cabinet building, and now we’ve finally reached the present state of the kitchen.
Here is the view from the dining room:
We still have a bunch of work to do, but at least the heavy lifting part of the renovation is done. Now we need to do things like painting, adding the finals doors and drawers, adding hardware and lighting, and installing the open shelving. I could go on and on…
Here are some photos from the past couple days:
Jimmee hanging the bar that the cabinets hang on. That actually the only thing that holds them up- pretty amazing! Ikea has all of these things figured out, and they make (almost) everything so easy!
Oh, and I almost forgot to show you guys the other side of the kitchen. This is the pantry area by the fridge, eventually we’ll get rid of that wallpaper (I just hate taking that stuff down).
This is our new pantry!! I love how it pulls out, and you can see everything inside without having to dig around in dark corners. All the drawers pull out, but the top and bottom ones pull out automatically because they’re attached to the door.
It’s probably hard to get the overall feel for how this is coming together from these photos, but in the next week or two it should start to look a lot more like a real functioning kitchen. I ordered all the lighting today, and I also bought the range hood after going back and forth between several options.
We found one on Overstock that was the right size and height and it seemed to have the look that we’re going for….
Tomorrow we should have all the cabinet doors on so stay tuned for a couple more cabinet photos, and maybe some kind of kitchen inspiration board so I can show you all the aspects of the kitchen on one page. I need to poke around on the internet and figure out how to do those types of things…
Hope your week is off to a good start! :)