It's official, we closed on our new house on Friday afternoon!! We were so excited to get started, and kicked off the weekend with a bottle of champs in the back yard!
Renovations started first thing this week!
Here is the before & a few progress shots of the kitchen. The kitchen had new appliances, beautiful (although very purple) granite & a new sink/faucet installed on top of bum cabinets, which kinda stinks. The cabinets needed a lot of work & were also very dated for the look we wanted, so we opted to pull the out all together. Since almost all of this was salvageable, we knew we could not just throw it away. We got in touch with our local Wounded Warriors Project where we were able to donate our entire kitchen to their Homes for Heroes operation. They will demo an entire kitchen, make repairs to the cabinetry & install it into a home that is being given to a veteran. Probably the highlight of us owning this home so far!
The demo is now complete & the team did such an amazing job. We are now working through the electrical & plumbing issues, have some drywall work to do this week once that is fixed. Then we will make way for forty thousand hours of Ikea cabinet assembly. Here's where the fun part comes in! We ordered custom cabinet doors from Semi-Handmade to give the kitchen a more custom look, they will arrive unfinished (wood shaker style) & we will paint them ourselves (once we decide on a color, no pressure).
Out back, we are ripping off the old deck that needed some major TLC & replacing some of the windows. There was a dated arch window above the breakfast nook that was going to need replaced but we decided to take it out all together to give it a more updated look. Today kicks off painting day for the exterior, then we will begin rebuilding the deck later this week.
I cannot wait for this outdoor space!!! It was one of the main reasons that we bought this home, I am so excited for the girls to make amazing memories out here!
Hope you are all having a wonderful week!!! XO