Kitchen Renovation

 

So.....as many of you know I moved into a new house in July. It's funny really the house that we chose, because we when first started looking, we were looking for a newer home.  We moved from a 2005 brick home in a brand new, still up and coming neighborhood.  Now, buying our first home, we started out looking for something comparable to this! Then, we realized that most of the new homes were so much the same, like cookie cutter homes.  That's when we started looking at older homes and LOVED the character that they each had.

Finally we settled on a home built in 1929, in a wonderful, grown neighborhood in Abilene.

We chose this house, not because it was perfect, but because it had so much potential.  And that's how we found ourselves in a full home renovation!

By far, the kitchen was the worst part of the house! Take a look:

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For me the kitchen was rough.  Plus I had just gotten pregnant, so my appetite was all over the place, then having to try to cook in a torn up kitchen did not sound appealing to me.

One lesson learned during a home renovation: ALWAYS do the kitchen first!

But here we are 6 months in, and we are finally renovating our kitchen.  We are not done, but we will be in the coming weeks as we finish up final details like painting, back splash, and tiling the floor.  I wanted to go ahead and share the transformation though!

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So you see, it's not all done, but so much closer.  And the kitchen itself is already such a peaceful place to be in.

I hope to update you next week on some of the floor and backsplash accomplishments!

I am so thankful that we decided to buy our 1929, full of potential home, but I will also be so excited when it is all updated.

RANDOM KITCHEN FACT: We now have 17 lights in our kitchen alone. (This includes recessed lights in the beams, and accent lights under the shelves and cabinets).