Saturday, March 28, 2009

Kitchen redo, The Early Years

Some of you have been asking about my kitchen remodel so I thought I would put in some pictures that I have been taking. There really isn't much to see yet except a big mess but here we go.

Who in their right mind would take a perfectly good kitchen (with some working issues too long to list) and tear it apart and live in sheetrock dust (with asthma) for a month? You guessed

The contents of the kitchen are in my dining room, living room, foyer and Mom and Dad's apartment. Needless to say I can't find anything!

The whole kitchen is gone now.

Removing the old floor to put down the new subfloor.

New floor is down except for the grout which they did the next day.

The cupboards and appliances Have Left The Building. No, that's not Elvis. Guess you wouldn't get the previous statment unless you are an Elvis fan.

Starting the sheetrock and the plastic they have put up to help keep the dust out of the rest of the house. Well Blogger wouldn't upload that last picture. Go figure.

So this is where we stand at the moment. Being a little OCD by nature the mess is like running your nails down a chalk board but we shall prevail and it will be worth it in the end. That is my mantra now, it will be worth it. it will be worth it, it will be worth it! :o)


Susie said...

I well remember those days of when we had sheetrock dust e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e!
Also the "can't find anything" blues!!
You're right, of course, it will get better and then you'll love your new space!!

love and hugs!

PEA said...

OMIGOD WHAT A MESS! hehe Are we having fun yet??? The workers are actually coming along really well with your kitchen, I didn't think they'd have that much done already! Love your new floor!! I know it's a real pain having everything all over the place but think of the fun you'll have putting everything back! lol Hang in there and keep saying your mantra....xoxo

Margaret Cloud said...

I know this is a big dusty job, the reason for this is my sister had her whole kitchen ripped out and the kitchen ended up all over the house, but it was worth it, her kitchen looks so nice. It looks like yours is coming along pretty good, have a nice weekend.

Mrs Mom said...

That new floor looks lovely. Can't wait to see the end result! And yes MM, it WILL be so WELL WORTH IT in the end!!!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

I think your kitchen looked amazing but I can understand the need to remodel. The kitchen is the heart of the home. I hope it all gets done and over with soon! *hugs*

Nancy said...

We have built several new homes, and I just love this kind of stuff! I love the picking out stuff and all the mess! In the end, it's beautiful!!! The wait will be well worth it! You'll have your kitchen done before I get my little guest bath finished! LOL I did finish the painting around 2am this morning. Getting ready now to go in and tear up the vinyl and then tomorrow use adhesive remover to soften the glue so I can scrape it all up. Then next week (or the week after, you know me...LOL) I will start the ceramic tile. I have lots of little helpers trying to get in every time I am in there!

Look at your mess this way....when you get it finished, you will have your Spring cleaning all done in the kitchen! All those new cabinets will be so organized and clean!!! It will be beautiful!!!
Thinking of you.....hang in there! LOL

((( HUGS )))

Suzy said...

Been through this many times ~ it will get better!
Love the color of the new floor tile.

palmtreefanatic said...

it WILL be worth it and wow! Cannot wait to see it!
until then you will have to endure the nightmare;)

Rising Rainbow said...

Wow! What a mess remodeling is. I don't envy you.

Musings of a Housewife said...

Wowzas! You really are remodeling! LOL. I can't WAIT to see the final product.

Broken Y said...

My goodness! I haven't been by in a while! So much I need to get caught up on! Go re-organize your mess - that will keep you busy until they get your kitchen done! hehe!


Dawn said...

I am not envious of the mess, but I would love to have a new kitchen!

hippo chick said...

It WILL be worth it. We only repainted and painted our cabinets and I thought I'd lose my mind. My thoughts are with you.

~hippo hugs~

Dawn said...

I"m not saying I am enjoying the snow, just that I'm thankful for the moisture! I can't wait till spring weather comes back. But then, this is what spring is here in crazy Colorado!

My question was if some of that lush looking foliage was kudzu, like they have in Georgia, S. Carolina, etc. It came over from Japan and has become a real problem in the south. Just curious.

Thanks for the nice long comment!

Tonya said...

I would take my kitchen apart in a heartbeat to have the cabinets & countertops modernized somewhat. Besides, I hardly ever cook anyway these days - LOL !!!

Hopefully it'll be over soon & you'll reap the rewards of it all!

kdwhorses said...

Looks like progress is being made! Love the floor, can't wait to see the end product!

Callie said...

Crikey! The first kitchen looked great! You should see my crappy kitchen! You lucky woman You! LOL!

Alice Grace said...

Wow! I see lots has been going on in your life while I have been offline for awhile with my illness. A trip, and the kitchen renovation is going well. I am much better and hope to get caught up on all your interesting doings soon. Thanks for your best wishes.

Andrea said...

Oh what fun!!! It's so fun and a bit frustrating to do a remodeling!! I bet it will look so great when finished! I am actually a bit excited!!