This was our 1963 kitchen that needed some TLC. We've lived with this kitchen since 2011. It was time to upgrade.
Remodeling our 1963 dark closed in kitchen into bright, open layout with Modern Farmhouse twist.
In 2011 the very first thing we did was got rid of the laundry room from the kitchen and moved it to the basement. I'm sorry but I did not want to do laundry in the same room where we cook and eat, knowing my family we would have clothes all over the counter tops lol.
Fast forward 8 years later and the entire wall is now down, we said bye bye to the bar and the columns that I had first asked hubby to put in 8 years ago are now down as well. He really loves me, really.... :)
This is how we kind of had to live for a while but it was soooo worth it!
We broke down the walls, demolished the entire kitchen, until their was nothing left, just an empty box.
Oh yes and holes in the exterior wall for new windows. It was pretty scary. At one point I wasn't sure if we were going to have a house at all.
I am truly blessed that my husband knows how to do pretty much everything. We had saved so much money because all the work was done by him. So thankful for his good friend Phil also who stepped in and helped out so much as well. Very, very thankful. Because my husband has a great knowledge in carpentry we were able to add a lot of personal handmade touches in our kitchen. Here is some of the work in progress.
This is him making a wooden bar top that is going to get attached to the island. He had also made matching counter top for the coffee bar, which was in a previous post and a matching wooden window sill.
This is the shelves for the bar and the beams to give a little feel of separation between kitchen and dining room.
Here he is making our kitchen hood. We after added a wooden shelf to the hood to tie all our woods together. All the signs that you will see in the reveal had also been custom handmade by him. With no farther delay, I present to you our newly remodeled kitchen:
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