We're in the last stretch of our kitchen DIY, yay! I'm so eager to have it done so I can start decorating... my favorite part. Scott's been working super hard after work and on the weekend and I am so very grateful for him. It's been impressive to see him jump into a project like this with no experience.
We've been able to use the space the whole time, but there aren't any lights installed yet so this picture is a little dark. It's open to our dining room now which was previous under-used as an art space. It's holding all of our kitchen mess, so ignore that! But it will be great to start having dinner in there and interacting with guests.
What do you think of the transformation so far? Here's what we've done:
-New countertops installed
-Removal of old dry wall and Backer board installed (it's a waterproof drywall for tile)
-Removed part of the wall separating the kitchen and dining room
-Stove hood moved, include new duct work for our new one
-Electric work (electrician)
-Lots of trim work, patching and drywall installed
We've been able to save a lot of money by doing 90% of the work ourselves, but I strongly recommend hiring an electrician. Otherwise you must obtain a permit and that kind of work can be really tricky. The only other thing we outsourced were our countertops. We went with a white Caesarstone called Misty Carrera. It's a bit like Carrera marble, but it's an engineered stone that isn't porous and doesn't have to be sealed. It's our big ticket item and I really love the way it finishes the space off!
Here's what we're up to next...