Well here we are on October 19th and guess who’s kitchen reno is still in progress? Yep, my goal of keeping to a tight schedule and end date of October 16th didn’t happen. Why? Well mostly my fault. In my excitement for beautiful granite countertops to be measured and installed, I screwed up the appointment information and didn’t have the cabinets ready to be measured. This resulted in rescheduling and pushing the measurement appointment out two more weeks.
If you’ve ever done something like this you may have spent several days beating yourself up-like I did. Resulting in feeling a little deflated, for a few days anyway!
After regrouping, ceiling and walls were painted, Jeff and I got the cabinets installed and trimmed with birch side panels, vinyl flooring laid down and lighting installed. Oh, and then I decided that I wanted to transition the same flooring into the adjacent powder room, so we added that project, too!
Here are a few shots of what we’ve accomplished:
Starting with newly spackled walls and ceiling:
After paint, cabinets, lights and flooring:
A quick powder room flooring switcheroo:
There is still lots of finishing details to attend to such as, trimming out windows and doors, installing baseboards, installing DIY toe kicks because my floor is so crooked the IKEA toe kicks aren’t thick enough!
And of course the countertops and sink will be installed this week so we can resume cooking/cleaning up in the kitchen again! Who would have thought that is something to be excited about?
I’ll have details on how I crafted my utensil container into a pendant light in an upcoming post. We’re getting close to buttoning this remodel up and moving back into a working kitchen! Hopefully I’ll have the room finished by end of next week!