Today is the day that my new kitchen cabinets will be delivered and the install will begin. We have lived in this house for 17 years and the house was only a year old when we moved in. The kitchen cabinets were build by the previous owners and had a few issues. I couldn’t move any shelves, the doors were not on straight, the melamine was chipped where they cut it and they varnished the oak trim after it was on the doors so there is varnish splatter in many spots. So they were not high quality cabinets but they were okay. So I’m looking forward to updating the look and most importantly having it be more functional as we are making a few layout changes. Here are the before pictures.
Note the lack of dishwasher! I am really looking forward to having a dishwasher that doesn’t complain when you ask it to do the dishes. I think my boys are going to love that the most and even said they would be happy to load it for me! Let see how long that lasts :)
We also had our skylights removed, you can see in the pictures below they is now drywall there. I was very sad to see those go but they we more of a problem as having water pour into your kitchen every spring was getting very frustrating. During certain weather conditions in the spring when the snow on the roof melts then freezes again it creates ice dams on the roof causing the water to back up under the flashing. Water then pours into the house though the drywall around the skylights and you have one big mess. I think we have repaired that about 4 times so are done with that.
This is how I have been living all week. Didn’t want to take out the sink until we knew the cabinets were in town and we had a delivery date.
We took the sink and cabinets out last night so this is how my kitchen looks right now while I wait for the cabinets to arrive. We are also waiting on a drywaller to come this month and finish plastering our skylight area then I can finish painting the ceiling. I thought I better paint above the cabinets before they are installed to make that job easier. Once all the cabinets are in I’ll share more pictures. The only thing I haven’t decided on is the tiles for the back splash but I thought I better wait until the cabinets are in before making that decision.
I have purchased all new appliances and decided to go with white again as I really don’t like the cold look of stainless steal. I’m not sure what all the fuss is about with stainless but I know that it sure is hard to keep my stainless steal toaster and kettle clean so how am I going to keep a kitchen full of appliances looking good. I’d rather be quilting than cleaning! :)