Our Craftsman, Bungalow Kitchen Renovation
We have basically renovated our entire house in the past 2-3 years of living here and it’s safe to say we are tired of living in a construction zone!
So far we have gutted and completely redone the basement, the electrical, the plumbing, the entire yard/landscaping, the fence, the front porch, the back yard, and more. Our poor little old house was in rough shape, but then again, it was also in great shape for being built in 1915.
Nevertheless, we are very happy with our kitchen and you can see the finished iPhone photos below. It was completely gutted down to the horse hair in the walls...and now, we have a completed, functional space. We really wanted to keep it clean/ simple, and tried our hardest to stay away from going too modern and trendy. Although most of the items in our kitchen are not from the early 1900s, we really wanted to make it feel as close to that vibe as possible, while still keeping the modern amenities.
One unique thing we did was build a small wall to cover the hood above the stove. We aren’t fans of kitchen hoods, so we came up with our own idea to simply cover it up.
I'd say the kitchen is about 90% complete. It is most definitely usable, but there are a few things that still need to be done to complete it, aesthetically and functionally. Some more painting needs to be done, demo and re-do the back sun porch, as well as styling and organizational things to address.
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Are you guys ready to see the before? It was ROUGH. I have to admit, I was a little nervous to share these photos, but I figured if you saw the before, you be able to appreciate the after much more with us. :)
Okay, so these first round of photos were what it looked like when we first visited the house/bought the house/the day we moved in. Our move in day was a bit of a jumbled mess (a story for another day), so it's hard to say exactly when these photos were taken. And YES, that is the fridge out on the sun porch!
Before we even moved into the house we set aside two weeks to clean and paint the entire inside of the house white. We moved the fridge INTO the kitchen, added a dishwasher and then, we had this. We used this kitchen for longer than I would like to admit, but hey, now we can appreciate our new kitchen even more!
I can't say I miss anything. Oh, and that red sink. Yes, we had a red sink.
We had a roof over our head and plenty of food to eat, so that I am thankful for. Did I mentioned I am so glad we redid the kitchen?! We started at the end of April 2018 and finished in the middle of July 2018. We had hoped to finish in a month, but renovations never go 100% according to plan, and that’s okay. Thanks for following along. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!