Tuesday, September 20, 2016

4th of July to Labor Day

Well...to say we've been busy is an understatement. From the time demolition started on the kitchen through the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, life was a whirlwind for us with updates to the kitchen, two bathrooms and flooring throughout our entire house. I won't even mention the yard...

Back in January, we sold our home in Sparks that was a new construction and purchased a resale that was built in the late 80s. It needed A LOT of updates. Everywhere. Starting with the kitchen since, in our opinion, it is the most important room in the house.

Kitchen - Before:
  • Enclosed from the Great Room by a wall
  • Low fluorescent ceilings
  • Older cabinets
  • 6" x 6" tile countertop and backsplash
  • Outdated porcelain sink and faucet
  • Small and dark kitchen with very little room to move if two people were in the kitchen
This was the only entry into the kitchen. The wall enclosed the kitchen from the Great Room.

Hide-and-Seek the cook!
A floor-to-ceiling pantry took over the countertop real estate. 
Low ceiling, outdated countertop, back splash and sink/faucet. With two people working in the kitchen, there was very little room to move around.

Kitchen - After:

The wall and fluorescent lighting soffit was torn down and to expose the vaulted ceilings. The cabinets and countertops were extended out to the Great Room by a couple feet.
  • Six can lights and three wired pendants were installed
  • 42" tall soft-close semi-custom cabinets with easy-reach doors (instead of blind corner cabinets) were installed
  • 3" granite slab countertop was fabricated
  • Stainless steel single basin sink and faucet installed, with a push button garbage disposal
  • Subway tile backsplash
  • Stainless steel range hood replaced the microwave oven that was once above the stove
  • New stainless steel gas slide-in range
  • Custom glass doors for the cabinets

We opted for a single basin stainless steel sink which makes it easier to clean large pots and pans. There's a button for the garbage disposal conveniently close (before it was hooked to a switch on the backsplash wall). And instead of having dead space under the sink, we added a sliding drawer for cookie sheets and muffin pans.

The sink was moved out towards the Great Room. Now there is plenty of counter spaces on which to cook!

Subway tile backsplash. Range hood replaced the above-the-range microwave. We had a new stove but preferred a more modern slide-in gas range without the LED displays towards the back.
New flooring throughout the entire house.
Since before Labor Day, I haven't been home during the week to enjoy the kitchen because I have been working out of town. But that's okay. We've lived without a kitchen for nearly two months but at least we are done with the renovation and it will be there when I get home.


rosy123 said...
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Daly said...

I'm sorry, no. But we have good friends who live the lifestyle.

rosy123 said...

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