Thursday, August 9, 2012

Adventures in Kitchen Remodeling, DIY-Style

I was in love with this house from the first time we walked through it. But even then, I knew that the kitchen was too small. You can see here how tiny it is, constrained by the U-shaped counter. It's really difficult for two people to work in the kitchen at the same time (something that happens frequently around here).

Luckily for us, if you take the kitchen and breakfast nook together, you actually have a pretty big space. We already have a large dining room, so we don't need eating space here. Our plan is to take out the cabinets, remove the nook window, and wrap cabinets along all three walls.

Here's Justin's rough plan for the space. We are also going to build an island with a butcher block top.

I drew this sketch based on Justin's floor plan and a couple of his sketches. 

Another view, sketched by Justin.

And of course, we are going to do everything ourselves (except installing the granite countertops).

Did someone say "granite countertops?" I'll drink to that! 

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