Sunday, February 2, 2014

Day 2 (Sort Of) of the Kitchen Mini-Reno

New electrical outlet, sheetrock; first coat of mudding; made doorway wider; reinforced half-wall; prepared top of half-wall for countertop:

And the archaeological dig continues: under the ugly green 1990s vinyl tile squares is an even uglier 1980s floral sheet vinyl. Beneath that is a 1970s Moroccan theme vinyl tile:

Unfortunately, there is no hardwood flooring or ceramic tile beneath that.

We've already picked out some new "real" tile, which will go in at a later time, as time, installer schedule, and budget permit: Level Just 10 x 20" porcelain tile in Oro:

(The pattern won't look at "crazy-quilt" as this: the manufacturer is just trying to show the variations.... We'll also be installing in a brick pattern)

The Kitchen Mini-Reno Begins

We're slowly chipping away at the ugliness that is our kitchen. Because we don't have the finances to do a full renovation at this point, we're tackling projects a step at a time. Here's where we're at after one day of light demo: (The backsplash tile was removed earlier this month)

Above: under the ugly white paneling was an even uglier brown one, if you can believe it......

Above: And under that was some hideous floral wallpaper. It's like an archaeological dig in here!......

Above: The post is gone and it really opens up the space! (Yes, we checked to make sure it wasn't load-bearing first....)