Hard to imagine that less than two months ago this space ↑ looked like this ↓.
There are, of course, details to finish but yesterday we moved the fridge and stove over from the old kitchen and moved in.
The butcher block counter-tops and white cabinets are from Ikea. All the wood finish is oak from Tate’s mom’s property in West Virginia.
We decided to reuse our sink, stove, and fridge so the only appliance we bought was a dishwasher.
I haven’t lived with a dishwasher for over 10 years, I have a feeling I’ll forget to use it and keep doing the dishes by hand for a while.
(the bottom trim still needs touched up)
I am in love with all the counter space!
And the oversized drawers.
And the pantry!
We turned the old guest room closet into the pantry with shelves on three sides. This allows us to keep the wall space open, although we will add a few shelves.
We were torn on what to do for lighting.
Ball jars to the rescue!
I say that we did it but I must give the majority of credit to my amazing husband, Tate pulled out skills neither of us knew he had! (not that I’m surprised 🙂 )
We had professional help installing the support beam to replace the wall and we hired out for the drywall, otherwise it was all DIY.
This kitchen is going to be such fun to cook in! I just need to chop a beet on the counter to get over the fear of messing it up. 🙂
If you missed it, here are the other posts on building the kitchen.