From the window to the wall

After four years of wondering what it would look like, we finally took down the wall in our kitchen! We made sure the wall wasn’t load-bearing and then removed the drywall, cabinets, and studs from the cut-out window all the way to the end of the wall.

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I love it so much I’m wondering why we didn’t do it sooner. Although, it couldn’t come at a better time. It’s perfect for entertaining (which we do often) and more importantly, we can now see our baby playing while we cook.

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This is also the start of a much bigger job, a full kitchen remodel. We are painting the cabinets and walls, installing new lighting, putting in new countertops and a backsplash, and laying down new tile for the floor. We always try to do as much as we can ourselves (with a lot of my dad’s help and expertise!). However, we will definitely be needing an electrician, plumber, and a drywaller at some point.

The plan is to take it slow and just do a few things at a time, especially since many of the steps make a huge mess. In fact, before we do anything else to the kitchen, we have decided to bite the bullet and pay someone to scrape the popcorn ceilings and paint them throughout the entire house. We will be spending a full week with family! But, this inconvenience is a big step toward updating our 1990 house.

Here are a few more pictures of our kitchen before we started.

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