If you had asked me which room I would like to remodel first when I bought my house a couple years ago, I would have probably told you the kitchen. I enjoy cooking/baking, and the kitchen was quite dated. I replaced the in-wall oven and cooktop with a standalone range shortly after moving in. At this point the kitchen was usable, but it definitely needed some more work. However, I kept doing other projects that were more “important” in my opinion. This past August, 19 months after buying the house, I finally got started on remodeling the kitchen. Ironically it ended up being the last project to get completed from my list of projects when I bought the house.
A very large chunk of my free time the last 4 months has been tied up in working on this kitchen. My dad made a few trips down to my place to help me out, and I have to give him a big shout out. He was a huge help. I would have been dishing out a lot more money if it wasn’t for his help and expertise. We essentially did everything ourselves outside of the countertops, backsplash, and running a couple spare water lines. I decided to go with IKEA cabinets to save some money, and I assembled those and my dad and I hung them. I’m really happy with how they turned out.
It has been a great learning experience, but I’m so glad it’s done, and I’m looking forward to putting to good use. I think I will be taking a break from house projects for a while. If you have any questions about anything I did with the remodel, feel free to shoot me a message. I may put together a future post focused on the the IKEA cabinets, but for now, here are the before and after pictures. While I enjoy the art part of photography, I also enjoy before & after photography as well!
Move In Pics
After Most Of The Demolition
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