House: Kitchen Renovation

“The kitchen is the heart of the home.”

After our wedding last year, we decided to start some small house projects. When I say small, we planned on painting the kitchen cabinets, replacing the kitchen floor and countertops. We got much more then we bargained for! When we pulled up the floor we found termites and it was worse then we could have imagined. The support beams were just laying on the dirt and were completely infested. We had to replace everything! The exterminator said that they had probably been there for years and it must have been missed in the inspection. Thankfully, Corbin, with the help of our friends and family, was able to do the majority of the work. It took longer that way, but saved us a lot of money and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Take a look for yourself!

BEFORE: Our kitchen when we moved in.
BEFORE: The first thing you saw then you walked in was the oven.
Before: The dining area was carpeted, just had a recessed light, and there was a step up to it.
BEFORE: This was the step up that everyone loved to sit on, but I always worried that someone would fall. Now, without it I could extend the table for holidays and have an island.
Ready to rip up the floor.
All the years of vinyl floors!

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Corbin prepping for the concrete countertops.

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We got the wood floors from two places, our attic and Corbin’s dad’s house. He was taking them off the walls of his backroom.

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We used the old cabinets, but changed the layout.
Now, the window is the first thing you see when you walk in. It is so much nicer then the oven!


Corbin will be making an island that will go under the pendant lights.
We save a lot of money on the pendant lights by making our own shades with Ball jars.

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