Thursday, June 26, 2014


Who wants to see some demolition pictures?

Here's a quick reminder of what our kitchen used to look like

 Here's the same location

Here you can see the framing that used to be the wall separating the kitchen from the butler's pantry. Now that it has been opened up I can finally envision how much space we'll have in the new kitchen. SO AWESOME!

The new, larger doorway to the dining room will be in the center of this wall.

Now I'm standing where the butler's pantry used to be, looking into the kitchen.

The contractors entirely sealed off the kitchen with plywood and plastic and are using a dust extractor to move all the dust outside. I've been so impressed with how well the set up has been working.

Look at all that old knob and tube wiring in the ceiling. Thankfully, that is all going to be replaced.

Meanwhile we've set up a temporary kitchen in our family room. Chris loves the convenience of having a small fridge so close to where we watch TV and now I'm afraid he's going to want to keep it in here even after the remodel is done.
So needless to say the house is a mess. There's stuff everywhere. Our family room is serving as our makeshift kitchen, all the dining room furniture has been moved to the living room, and a lot of the kitchen stuff is in our office. Living like this is making me very uncomfortable, but hey, only 8+ weeks left to go! 


laura Madalene said...

I have this kitchen full of fabulous cabinets but they are all in dark wood. I am so wanting to paint them a grey/olive color .. I was told to use chalk paint. I think I have to do some tests .. I would be so happy with a look like this one .

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Wow, now that's progress! I am so excited fort you guys. It may be uncomfortable for a while, but you will be soooo relieved and excited when it's complete! 8 weeks and counting!!

Sarah said...

Awesome, Carrie!!! You're really doing it!!! So cool! Looks so much bigger with all the walls gone. Can't wait to see more progress! Ugh, I dread the thought of living without a kitchen during the reno...but it will be worth it! Good luck and hope you are having a good start to summer so far:)

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Hi Carrie! When I say I how you feel...I literally know how you feel! We started our kitchen demo last week too! Check it out
It will be fun to follow along this project and journey together!

Tiffany said...

Yay!! It's so exciting to see progress, even if its just the framing, right? Excited for you:)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

sooo exciting! and i love having my fridge/end table in my living room. kidding.

stpaulhaus said...

Hey that looks familiar ;) If only our kitchen would have taken 8wks.... More like 8 months. Oh well. I'm so exciting to see your space come together-it's going to be so awesome!

Ri Home said...

Having lived with a fridge and cabinets in boxes in my living room of my last house I feel your pain.

It's cool to see the structure of your house. The old 2x4's look so solid.

Holly Gruszka said...

So exciting!! And too funny that Chris will be getting spoiled with the "college" fridge in the family room. Steve would love that too. You must be so excited to see the demo getting under way. And oh those previous cabinets, so lovely, so lacking in character (we've got the same ones I think I had commented before).

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