Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kitchen Remodel Part 3

We moved into our house in March or April of 2009.  The kitchen was really sad!  There was a sink, a fridge and a stove then six cabinets, three on the top and three on the bottom.  There was also a lot of empty space.  Hand washing dishes was no fun and we decided we needed a dishwasher.  Brian hated the idea of having no microwave, it made for a hard time reheating leftovers.  In our effort to prioritize the need for a dishwasher won out.  In September 2009, shortly before Emeric was born, Brian built a wonderful kitchen island with a breakfast bar and a dishwasher.  Then in May 2010, Brian installed a microwave plus the cabinet that sits just above it.  There we sat with a pretty new island and the new cabinet above the microwave and our six old cabinets.  It looked kind of goofy, but I was okay with it.  We have been working super hard to pay down debt and build up our savings.  Therefore we decided we would not move on with the kitchen unless we had the money.  For the past eight months I had been saving money from my babysitting and in the middle of August we ordered seven new cabinets to 99% of the way complete the upper cabinets.  They came in when Brian was in New York, so it was nice that he got a few days off after the storm.  He worked like crazy and he got the old ones down and he (with a tiny bit of my help) got the new ones up in just two days.  I am really liking the look of them and I can't wait to save up the money to get the lower cabinets and counter top in.  Until then, here are some photos.

Can you imagine how little space there was with just the three cabinets up and three down?

With nothing over the fridge it seemed like a lot of wasted space.

Old cabinets are down and it is time to get working on putting the new ones up.  I should have taken a picture of what the dining room looked like.  It was a horribly mess with everything from the kitchen moved into there.

Here is the end of day one.  Unfortunately where we had the microwave did not match up with the new cabinets.  He had to take it down and scoot the cabinet over and rehang the microwave. 

All finished!

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