Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What was I thinking? My Own Kitchen Nightmare.

So, I had an idea that I thought would be a good one." LETS REMODEL THE KITCHEN."
Four words that will never escape my lips again. Once this remodel is done, I shall NEVER, i repeat NEVER, attempt something like this a second time . This has been an undertaking of massive proportions.  Seriously,  what was I thinking?
Our house was built in 1972 and as such the design is very "cozy" and "cute".  (read: closed off and cramped). However the basics and bones of the house are very good and we have lots we can do with it.
So we decided to start in the heart of the home...the kitchen.

The kitchen itself is actually quite decent sized, but it is cut in half by this wall/tower of terror wall mount unit/cabinet.

GOOD NEWS:  Tower unit is separate unit from bottom  and Top row of cabinets so that is easy to get out.
GOOD NEWS TWO:  Top row of cabinets connected to tower is separate from top row of cabinets perpendicular  so we can also remove those quite easily as well.

BAD NEWS: I dont want to remove the tower completely:  I want to take the oven out and then take the tower out only below where the oven was  put countertop over it to extend it.  Basically keeping those bottom cabinets under the oven.

So by getting rid of that upper row of cabinets, and getting rid of the tower of terror, and extending that counter, that will REALLY open up the kitchen.

NOW, onto the lovely stove.  This is our drop in push button GE stove top, built in to its very own cabinet across the way from the tower of terror, and hard wired in by a drunken electrician.


Do you see how they pulled the wire up through the drywall??? nice, huh?
so lots of rewiring and repairs to be made.

Obviously some more painting needs to go on. Will get to that . But basics had to get done to get THIS delivered: (and yes, it IS purple inside) It is the LG. LRE 3083SX. 

 We purchased a new vented hood to go over and will be delivered any day.

We are planning on building up around the stove to fill in the bare area on the right between the counter and the stove and then putting in a small storage cabinet on the left as well. also need to do the backsplash and painting etc.

but at least phase one is done and can be checked off. 
We are looking into new countertops, but that is down the road a little bit.

I just feel that a little here and a little there...I should be done with this remodel is 2027.

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