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Kitchen Remodel Weeks 2-3

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and found some time to enjoy the *true* meaning of the holiday. My family and I took a spontaneous trip to California with my in-laws. I’d never been to CA before and coming from a small town with virtually no traffic at all and flying into LAX 2 days prior to Christmas, I have to admit – it was a tad stressful. The weather was a gorgeous 70 degrees, and we all enjoyed the pool and hot tub at our rental house. But it was good to get home!

I’m a little behind on sharing all the kitchen details, but I thought I’d pick up where I left off last time. After Craig spent the better part of a week removing the tile floors, we then took everything out of the cabinets so he could tear them out as well. We tried to keep everything in usable condition and didn’t go wild with our sledge hammers (like Chip sometimes does.) Our plans are to reuse these cabinets in the new detached garage that we hope to build in the spring.

Harper House Kitchen Remodel 2018 | documenting our journey through a diy kitchen remodel. #kitchenremodel
the island’s gone – time to clear out all the stuff!

Harper House Kitchen Remodel 2018 | documenting our journey through a diy kitchen remodel. #kitchenremodel

Harper House Kitchen Remodel 2018 | documenting our journey through a diy kitchen remodel. #kitchenremodel

Harper House Kitchen Remodel 2018 | documenting our journey through a diy kitchen remodel. #kitchenremodel
we had some subfloor damage by the patio door. thankfully Craig and his Dad have lots of experience with these things!

Harper House Kitchen Remodel 2018 | documenting our journey through a diy kitchen remodel. #kitchenremodel
subfloor fixed and cabinets gone!

 

Harper House Kitchen Remodel 2018 | documenting our journey through a diy kitchen remodel. #kitchenremodel

Harper House Kitchen Remodel 2018 | documenting our journey through a diy kitchen remodel. #kitchenremodel
plywood added to the wall to give support to shiplap & open shelves

 

Harper House Kitchen Remodel 2018 | documenting our journey through a diy kitchen remodel. #kitchenremodel
the 10 ft island will be right in front of the fireplace. Need to find some fun artwork to hang on the mantel!

Harper House Kitchen Remodel 2018 | documenting our journey through a diy kitchen remodel. #kitchenremodel

And where did we eat while our kitchen was completely torn up?

living through a diy kitchen remodel

in the dining room! Our new cabinets were delivered and rather than just sitting in the garage taking up space, we decided to put them in the dining room and set up a little temporary kitchen šŸ™‚ 

Lots of paper plates being used these days… I will be so glad when we’re finished! 

What are you working on these days? Any fun projects for 2018? Let me know in the comments šŸ™‚

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  1. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a fireplace in a kitchen like that – its pretty neat. What do you plan on doing with it? I remodeled my kitchen in 2015…there’s still stuff I’m trying to wrap up.

    1. We are still debating on what to do with the fireplace. It’s double-sided (the other side is the living rm) so it doesn’t draw properly and nearly smoked us out when we tried to use it. I’m really set on a wood fireplace though (gas just doesn’t have that same feel, imo) so we’re probably going to install a wood burning insert next fall – another thing to add to the list!

  2. So excited to see how it turns out. But, I’ll be honest, it does make me a little nervous getting started on our kitchen remodel. Maybe I’ll put it off for a little longer!

    1. thanks Michelle! you’re remodel was much quicker than ours, lol! That’s the benefit of hiring someone else to do all the work, right? šŸ™‚

  3. Love your floors, can you share manufacturer name- style and color info please….. also they look like Castle Combe floor by US Floors, but Iā€™d love to know what you used. Thanks so much.

  4. Hi Susan, we’re using engineered white oak from Build Direct on the kitchen, foyer & dining room floors (and master bdrm & powder rm). The color is Sedona Silver and it’s a really nice matte light oak color with some character (knots, wire brush marks, etc…) We chose this over real wood because the price is unbelievably cheap ($3.55/sq ft) and it’s easier to install (w staple gun). We absolutely LOVE them! Build Direct will also overnight you free samples. Here’s the link: https://www.builddirect.com/p/Jasper-Engineered-Hardwood-Baltic-Oak-Collection–15001759

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