Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Great Remodel - Kitchen Demo

For those who don't know, my family relocated back to Chicago in early September from Indianapolis. Simply put, we had to downsize a little and sacrifice lots of finishes to make our dream of living near family again a reality.

For the past five months, our labor of love has been doing our best to upgrade our home as our budget allowed. Since we purchased the home we have put in hardwood floors and new trim, replaced light fixtures and door knobs, bought new appliances, and painted almost every wall in the house just to name a few things. I have dubbed this labor of love #thegreatremodel. 

During this time we have learned to do a lot of things on our own, but we have also learned that there is a time to throw in the towel and hire a professional. The kitchen remodel is one of those times. Not that I doubt my husband's ability to install cabinets, but with his full time job and two kids, I couldn't see us carving out the time to get it done in a timely manner. 

So once we were able to save up for the project, we headed over to Pearl Design Group in Bloomingdale to pick out cabinets and hired Michael Titoni from the Titoni Group Inc to do our install. 

Here is a picture of what the kitchen looked like before we moved in.

We have made quite a few changes on our own.

Light fixtures and paint

New appliances

More appliances and bamboo flooring

So long sink with a rotted out bottom and baby blue counter tops

We started demo this week. We are getting really creative with meals and washing dishes in the bathroom sink. It really isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Here are some shots of the progress.  

Bye, bye honey oak and hello white maple

I am looking forward to showing you the progress of the kitchen remodel, and I hope to get some crafting in as well over the next couple of weeks. No promises. See you soon!

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