October 4, 2018
I am excited to be a guest participant in the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge! I have always loved watching other people’s One Room Challenge makeovers on social media and since I am in the middle of an entire house renovation, I thought it would be smart to join in on the fun! This is my first One Room Challenge! The One Room Challenge happens twice a year, where tons of bloggers come together and makeover their room of choice in 6 weeks. It will be fun to follow along with everyone’s progress until the full reveal on November 8th!
We are attempting a full blown Kitchen Reno in 6 weeks, do you think we can do it? (We meaning my husband, me and some random subs, hold your breath everyone, this will be a doozie!) We have successfully wrecked our whole kitchen and we are finally ready to start putting it back together. Not going to lie, the process so far has taken a lot longer than expected. We replaced the plumbing and drain lines in the whole house, and redid a lot of the electrical. We also removed a partial wall that was separating our living room and kitchen along with a lot of prep work on the sub floor to make sure that it is ready for tile.
Here are some before photos of our kitchen when we moved in:
The kitchen before was really dated and the space was not utilized well. It is actually a pretty big kitchen for the era of the home. We have removed the wall with the cabinets and fridge on it, and so far it has made a huge difference to the flow of the space. Where the large window is by the fridge, there will be a built in breakfast nook. Since we are maximizing the space, we will also be adding an island to the middle of the kitchen. Our home was built in 1951, I love the mid century style and I would like to bring elements into the kitchen renovation that allude back to its mid century history.
Here is where we are at now, a blank slate:
Kitchen Renovation Project List:
-Repair Plaster and match smooth texture with the rest of the house
-Tile kitchen floor
-Finishing plumbing and electrical
-Decorate and add finishing touches
Our kitchen design plan has elements inspired by mid century modern and the modern farmhouse. We will be installing new cabinets from Semihandmade, a really cool company that makes custom doors and covering for IKEA cabinet boxes. Our upper cabinets will be white with our base cabinets and island being a dusty blue. We have already bought our light fixtures from West Elm and they are to die for! We will be installing a concrete look tile with a geometric star like backsplash.
Make sure to check back for the next 5 weeks to see the progress we are making!