Kitchen Reno: Prepping for Demo

Friday, February 10, 2012

This week, we've been working on preparing the kitchen for demo. We've tackled it in small chunks, doing an hour or two of work every night.

It started with emptying cabinets, then removing doors and hardware (in preparation for painting the cabinets, of course).

And then it escalated into removing the upper cabinets, then all of the lower cabinet doors and hardware. We also pried off the trim and window sill from around the window.

So, here's where we're at as of this very moment:

We're waiting until tomorrow morning to remove the microwave, so we have to wait to remove those last two cabinets. That one on the left side is actually totally detached from the wall. We unscrewed all of the screws and then realized that we couldn't slide it out--because it's being held in place by the damn brick!

We were pretty sure that the cabinets were not original to the house (they seem to be better quality than builder-grade), but we weren't positive. Once we took down the big cabinet that used to be to the left of the window, our suspicions were confirmed, thanks to the soffit. The original soffit is even with the rest of it, but they built out the soffit a bit to accommodate the bigger cabinet.

Don't you love the floral shelf paper lining the lazy susan? *gag*
Once the kitchen reno is over, I promise we will invest in some "grown up" dish towels. :)

So, there you have it. We are heading to bed to rest up to begin some serious demo in the morning. If all goes well (fingers crossed!), we will officially be rid of all of the brick by this time tomorrow night.

Wish us luck!


Eric's Mommy February 11, 2012 at 9:23 AM  

I can't wait to see what it looks like when it is done!

Sarah,  February 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM  

Is that green paint you are testing above your cabinets?! I just finished painting my kitchen green and I love it! The cabinets are still a stained color similar to yours though. I have been debating painting them white, so I can't wait to see what your end result is!

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