Today, I would like to share a few pictures from the demolition phase of the project. In the picture above, you can see my kitchen, circa 1962, less the drawers and cabinet doors. Lovely, isn't it?
When we first started talking about redoing the kitchen, we knew we would want to expand the space by relocating the laundry room which was located behind the wall with the refrigerator. We opted to move it across the hallway into my former pantry (you can see the location in a picture below).
Those plans were thrown out the window when the hubby came home with a $3000 stainless double oven than he found at Best Buy for $319. $319! Can you believe that deal? I also purchased an electric coil cooktop (I can't use a glass top or induction cooktop because my pressure canner will shatter the glass) which will be installed in the island.
We decided to go on ahead and rip up the entire floor down to the joists and start fresh. Our poor contractor had a lovely time shoveling out the crumbled layers and pulling hundreds of nails from the joists.
We also created a seven-foot opening between the kitchen and dining room. We are going to lay the same wood flooring in both rooms. Speaking of wood...
The flooring will be installed in about a week. But first, the electrician will relocate some of the wiring/outlets and then new drywall will be hung. I am looking forward to passing that milestone and hopefully getting some relief from the never-ending dust that has coated everything in the house.
I'll keep you updated as our progress continues.
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Part 2 - Floors and Ceiling
Part 3 - The Cabinets
Part 4 - The Island
Part 5 - The Lighting