You know how on my favorite TV Show Fixer Upper, they redo a house in 1 hour…not so much in REAL LIFE. This was the beginning of our kitchen rehab with the doors off the cabinets. Okay, the ones I hadn’t already removed.
I had to pack up all the contents of our kitchen cabinets. UGH!!! Who knew we had so much stuff. The boxes (there were more than a dozen of them) are now stored on the screened porch, the guest bedroom and pantry.
Mr. Bird Nest did all the demolition himself and that too is not like on TV. There were no sledge hammers and no broken glass. It was methodical and well-planned just like everything he does.
What you see on these pictures is what he has accomplished in two and one-half weeks with two Saturdays help from our grandson Nicholas.
We had to replace the underlayment because the builder had used particle board.
Mr. Bird Nest has done all the plumbing and wiring himself. Yes, yes, I know how lucky I am to have a husband who can do all of that himself.
He also managed to keep my sink and dishwasher temporarily working. It sure does make life easier.
We replaced the drywall in the center with cement board because we will be tiling the backsplash.
If you look to the left, above the stove that is the pipe for my pot filler. Yippee!!!
We will also have under-counter lighting and a pendant over the sink, so that meant additional wiring.
This is my temporary kitchen. It has worked out well. We can easily eat breakfast at home and lots of other meals. It just takes a little additional planning.
These are just some of my cabinets we purchased from IKEA. They are off-white shaker style with black handles. Nicholas and his Papa put these together in about 6 hours.
The advantage in purchasing less expensive cabinets is that I will be able to have Quartz countertops that look like marble but wear better and a beautiful tile backsplash.
We should be hanging cabinets before the weekend and I will be posting daily pictures as different stages are completed.