Happy Monday, friends! I’ve got a little kitchen update for you to kick off the week. Click through for a peek at our cabinetry, the custom paint & stain colors I selected, as well as what I’m looking forward to this week in the reno!
For starters- like any renovation or home improvement project, we’ve experienced hiccups. Our custom cabinetry was delayed and after high hopes of installing the cabinets last week, we can say with certainty- it’s happening this week… tomorrow to be exact! I couldn’t be more excited. For me, this is the turning point in the process… where things will start to happen rapidly and and the space will begin looking like a kitchen again.
It will take Emmett and one of his friends from work multiple days to complete the install because they’ll be doing it after hours, but we’re hoping within the next few days, we’ll have cabinetry and normalcy in the space once again.
I couldn’t be more pleased with how the doors and drawers turned out. I spent a long time sketching and trying to figure out what profile / design I wanted. To recap, I customized everything to my liking… from the door style, paint color, and stain color. The lower cabinetry will be natural wood, and the upper cabinets will be painted a light grayish hue.
I also designed the range hood that is shown above. It will be finished in a two-toned application, using paint and stain. Emmett snuck the above image during the building process. I can’t wait to show you the final result installed in our kitchen!
Everyone asks, “How have you survived without a kitchen or appliances for three months?!” It hasn’t been easy, but that’s the realistic process. Kitchen renovations don’t happen overnight and when doing the work ourselves, this is what it takes. For Emmett and I, the grueling wait is always worth it- but I hope I haven’t lost any of you out of sheer boredom. It’s not like an HGTV episode where the before and after is instant gratification, packing everything into 30 minutes from start to finish. My hope is that this series displays hard work, lots of saving and budgeting, and what it actually takes to make a home improvement dream reality.
I’d love to hear your feedback and thoughts! I think it’s safe to say, we’re finally at the turning point in the reno.