Fridge Wall Progress, Converting Wood Cabinet Doors To Glass, and Your FAQs Answered

fridge range wall 2

I have lots to share with you today, so let's dive right in, shall we? Refrigerator/range wall progress: I made pretty good progress on the fridge/range wall yesterday!  I got the drywall taped and mudded (with the exception of that one area above the door...oops!), and then got all of the cabinets installed.  In case you're confused, the wall of … [Read more...]

The Wall Of Cabinets Build Is Finished (In-Cabinet Lights Installed, and Upper Cabinets Heightened To Ceiling)

wall of cabinets -- building finished 1

I did it, y'all!  With the exception of eight small pieces of trim that I didn't have time to purchase, I'm finished with the building phase on the wall 'o cabinets. Remember the drawing I did? It's pretty darn close, right?!  (Corbels will be added after the backsplash is done.) The only differences that I see are the outer … [Read more...]

Five Inspiring Kitchen Makeovers And Remodels (Before & After)

kitchen makeover - Cape 27 Blog - after

I'm still making progress on my own kitchen remodel, but I'm at a point where showing daily progress would be incredibly boring.  (The taping and mudding of drywall seems to be never ending.)  So I thought that I'd share some of my favorite (finished!) kitchen makeovers to inspire you. Tracy at Beneath My Heart has one of my favorite kitchen … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodel Progress So Far (Before Pictures & Current Pictures)

Sometimes when you're in the middle of a remodel that's seemingly taking forever (and, well, you've been without a kitchen sink for two months), it can be stressful and perhaps a bit discouraging to continue to go over the massive "still to do" list in your head.  So today instead of looking forward, I decided to take a moment and look back, and to … [Read more...]

Full Steam Ahead! (House Leveling Results, Kitchen Drywall & New Flooring)

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My house is level, y'all!  I'm so pleased with the results, and so excited that that last obstacle standing between me and my vision for this house has been removed. The whole house leveling process was very interesting.  (I shared a bit more about it on Friday.)  I had hoped to ask lots of questions along the way so that I could pass on the … [Read more...]

It’s House Leveling Day!

pier and beam foundation from four brothers carpentry

Today is the day! We're finally getting our house leveled!! :-D I have been waiting for and planning for this day for what seems like an eternity (okay, it's only been eight months), and it's finally here.  Every time we thought we were going to be able to do this over the last eight months, we would find that the money we had saved for it had … [Read more...]

Remodeling Depression — It’s A Real Thing

remodeling depression - kitchen floors

I'm really surprised that it's not listed in the DSM-V, and that there aren't some really strong, make-you-happy medications available specifically for it, and that there aren't support groups for it, because I'm here to tell you that remodeling depression is a real thing. And it struck me hard yesterday. Honestly, I didn't even realize why I … [Read more...]

I’ve Decided To Pour My Own Concrete Countertops

white concrete countertops from j aaron, via houzz

First, let me say thank you to each of you who subscribed to my new newsletter yesterday upon hearing my problems with Facebook and Feedburner. Just wanted to give you a heads up that if you've been subscribed via Feedburner and have been receiving my posts in your email, there may be a few days of overlap. So sorry for the inconvenience. I deleted … [Read more...]

Kitchen Progress — The Biggest Cabinet Removed And A Widened Doorway

wall of storage 1 - base cabinet removed

I didn't make a ton of progress this weekend on the kitchen.  The fact is that my body just needed a break.  My right elbow has been in so much pain ever since I spent the day doing the prep work for taking out the wall, and then building and installing the header. So I did try to take things slower this weekend, but it's not like me to just sit … [Read more...]

Kitchen Cabinets — A Preview

kitchen by glickman design build llc, via houzz

Well, it's been quite a week around here!  I feel such a sense of accomplishment.  If you had told me last weekend that by the end of this week, the wall separating the kitchen and breakfast room would be gone, and that I would have done it myself (with the help of my brother, of course), I don't think I would have believed you.  Amazing how the … [Read more...]