Saturday, September 27, 2014

kitchen renovations - before, during & after


This past May, we packed up our entire kitchen, and carted off all the non-essentials to my mom's basement. The necessary items (mircowave, hot plate, toaster oven, food, and lots & lots of paper plates) were crammed into our office--the only available living space downstairs. 

We decided to completely gut our old kitchen and start from scratch. Despite the fresh paint and new curtains, the floor was crooked, the cupboard doors didn't close properly, we had no ceiling (previous renovation), and it was always freezing cold in the winter. 

kitchen "BEFORE"

Here's a look at this long and stressful journey, that has finally come to an end:


gutting begins






cutting out the old crooked floor






view of the old cistern
new floor joists


updating the plumbing


fixing the rotten exterior wall


floor insulation


new subfloor and framed walls


new electrical

wall insulation
drywall
paint
vinyl flooring
new cupboards
sink installation
dishwasher installation
light fixture installation


And here are the "AFTER" pictures for a look at the completed kitchen:


east wall
1950's - style cast-iron sink

with vintage-looking faucet


north wall
new stove




south wall
south wall


west wall










2 comments:

  1. What a lot of work! I really like the sink and faucet.

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  2. It was! :P (Going without a kitchen for 4 months is not for the faint of heart!) The sink and faucet are some of my favourite features in the kitchen too, Judy!

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