Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kitchen Remodel of 2010 Part 1

Bright and early Monday morning we started remodeling the kitchen. I knew from the very beginning things were going to be hectic yet I don't think I realized just how insane it was going to be. We started out thinking it was going to take a week and a half or so and now we're at probably at least 2 1/2 to 3. The babies are at home with me during the day so we of course had to leave in order to be able to function and for the men to work. Bless my parents hearts they have opened their house up to me and allowed me to come to their house during the days and even offered for us to stay at night.

Every morning at 8 am I pack up Caleb and Allie and our car and head down the interstate to Greer for the day. At 215 everyday I make the trip again back home to get Lucas and Jacob off the bus and then come back to Greer for homework and the rest of the afternoon. About 430 or 5 we head back down the interstate one final time and head somewhere to eat(eating out every night is interesting enough in and of itself) and take baths in time for bed. All to start again the next day.

You will see-the house is completely unfunctional! It's insane and I can't believe I didn't picture it this way. We are staying at my dad's this weekend because long term during the day the kids can't be in the house. You can't even move in my living room right now. The kitchen table is currently in the middle of the living room floor with things that were in the cabinets stacked on top of it. The old cabinets were in the middle of the floor yesterday and everything is piled wherever we can possibly find a spot.

It's going to be worth it in the end- I just can't wait for that to get here!!!!

Here's the before picture: One of the big things we wanted done was for all the brown beams on the top to come out. They were purely decoration but magnet dust catchers and impossible to keep clean!

Here's at the end of the first day. Brown beams are gone and wow there was almost an echo. So happy to not see beams everywhere!!!!

View from the living room. Everything is piled everywhere possible!!!

End of day 2: floor beginning to come up.

Many more remodel pictures to come soon.




Vicky said...

Such a huge lightness coming into the kitchen now! Wow, I think it will be sooo worth it but yikes, the mess is a lot to contend with :) Hang in there!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Yowzers...that is alot of work but it is gonna look great. Wow girl you all are really remodeling everything. I love that. Can't wait to see it!

Kelly said...

I can't wait to see the final picture! Looks like lots of work, but lots of fun! Love all the dishes piled on the table. :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I bet remodeling is really hard with little kids at home! I hope it goes quickly...and I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end! Can't wait to see the results!

Alicia said...

How exciting!

I bet the house already feels bigger and lighter w/ out those dark wood beams!!

I can't wait to see the "after" pics!

Erin said...

I can not wait to see the final outcome, how exciting! Glad you have a place to go during the day and evening!

Randi said...

remodelling is so fun! can't wait to see the final product. :)

Shay said...

Are those dunkin donuts on the table! My dad came over the other day and said that's all i talk about on FB, lol.
I can't wait to see the end result! Btw, I love that color green!

Just Jiff said...

I LOVE remodel photos! You'll love your new kitchen! What are you doing? New floors, cabinets, etc?

It will be SO worth it when it's done!

♥Kim said...

This is going to look great once everything is accomplished Steph. Just takes time.