One of the most fun parts of a kitchen renovation is knowing that you are going to have a really awesome kitchen at the end of the... experience.
With know that, you also get the fun of picking our all the new finishes. My favourite part.
Below is a snapshot into what our finished kitchen will consist of. When you get to see it go from this stage (on "paper") to the completed stage is when all the hard work really pays off.
There you have it! Stay tuned for the big reveal... I'm really excited about that one.
What do you think of the finishes we've picked?
Sanding, Painting and Then...
It was a combination of not having much paint left from the rest of the house and just wanting to get the cabinets up (fairly desperately at this point), but I did a really great first coat of paint after the primer coat, and that was that. I used every drop of paint we had, and I had just enough to paint everywhere except behind the cabinets.
But who needs paint behind the cabinets? Not this girl. What I needed was a kitchen.
We were so close at this point to the fun part of actually installing the kitchen. Those kitchen cabinets had been built for three months already. I kid you not. Uh... I may have been a little excited, and probably wouldn't have done that if I were to have foreseen the many days of climbing around cabinets in our basement. And in the laundry room. And in the spare room.
What do you think so far? It's not done yet, but definitely coming together!
In a flashback to my last drywalling attempt, we decided that this time we decided we needed some professional help. Our good friend Blake of Blake Richards Construction turns out to be a drywalling wizard. Not gonna lie, he made it look like art while he was doing it. He is also very good at anything construction related... Like installing windows and kitchens.
And of course drywall.
It was awesome to have a totally gutted kitchen, and then to suddenly have a drywalled kitchen. It felt like the most progress we had since we had started the renovation because the change was so obvious. After the coat of drywall primer, it really looked so much more
complete than it had in months.
At this point, I would definitely say we were on the home stretch. I could almost taste the glory.
How wonderful was it going to be to have a functional kitchen again. Washing dishes in the bathroom was getting old, and I was VERY ready to be on that final dash for the finish. Yay!
What was the best part about knowing your kitchen reno was almost complete? What had you missed the most?
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By Jena Keenan