Guys, I am officially in the middle part of renovating my kitchen. I now can kind of see progress, but it’s not quite where I want it and I’m scared at how much there is to do in so little time! This is not a fun point to be at 🙂 . I going to show you what we’ve accomplished this week because although the kitchen isn’t getting much better, there is a lot of behind of the scenes stuff happening!
The lights are up
My husband installed the lights! We have a sconce over the sink (we used to have a ceiling light, but liked the idea of moving it down. And since the ceiling and wall were already ripped up, it was easy to do). That’s the good news. The bad news is that I think the ceiling light is too dark of a brass and they don’t look great together. I’m going to try to exchange the ceiling flush mount light for something lighter.
The stove has been delivered
I choose a Samsung range from RC Willey and they delivered it to me and took the old stove with them! It was SO nice and convenient! We choose a convection oven and are excited for the faster time and even cooking. I used to have to rotate the food in my old oven because it cooked so unevenly. We went with a stainless steel finish and it is gorgeous! It is sitting in my living room and we haven’t used it yet (yes, eating meals without a stove, sink, cabinets, or dishwasher is super fun 😉 ).
The rest of the cabinets have been ripped out
We had the cupboards and the sink and the dishwasher in as long as we could (for functional reasons), but it was time to get them out so that the base cabinets can go in. We have Bedrock Quartz coming this Friday to make a template for our counter tops so the clock is ticking on getting those in! The old cabinets were given to a friend so those are totally gone!
I selected my piece of quartz and picked up the tile
I went over to Arizona tile where they had two pieces of quartz pulled for me. It was fun to choose my favorite (I went with the one with a little more pronounced grey). I also picked up my white subway tile. They were awesome and had it loaded in my car. As soon as the counter tops go in, we will be tiling like crazy! All of the walls in the kitchen will be tiled from baseboard to crown molding. It’ll be beautiful!
Our pantry cabinet is pretty much ready
We cut out one counter top for a super functional tall pantry in the corner of the kitchen. I’ll be honest and say I’m a little concerned about cutting this counter, but it should be nice to have so much storage! This piece is 90% built and just needs to be installed.
The accessories are starting to arrive
We have so many pretty little accessories coming that are going to look gorgeous in the kitchen! Pretty cook books, vases, art, brass accents. It’s going to be SO fun seeing all of these come together!
Here’s the timeline I am hoping we can make for the rest of the kitchen-
April 23-27- Install all cabinets. Get the dishwasher and stove in place.
April 28- Have the counter tops templated so the quartz can begin to be cut
April 29-May 4- Tile and other finish work. Things like crown molding, shoe molding, finish the ceiling
May 5- Have the counter tops installed. Fingers crossed they can get in by this date
May 6-10- Finishing details. Install the floating shelves. Fill in the cabinets. Hang art. Install Roman shades. Make everything look pretty
May 10- Take photos
May 11- Final reveal on the blog!
It’ll be tight to finish in time for the One Room Challenge, but my goodness, I am SO ready to have a pretty kitchen and not live in a construction mess! Please keep your fingers crossed that we can keep to the above dates!
What to do when you feel overwhelmed with a project
If you are like me and ever feel overwhelmed with a renovation (or any project) here are some tips on how to move past it-
- Make a to do list
- Prioritize your list
- Focus on the most important item and ONLY that item
- Cross it off your list and keep moving
Are you doing any fun projects? If so I’d love to hear all about them in the comments!
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