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
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


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

  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!