January Kitchen Update

Can you believe it? Our kitchen is actually making some progress. I’m a full time nursing student and Michael is a full time banker so I’d say we have pretty good excuses. But, it’s nice to be getting it done.

I don’t like overloading people with pictures of our house, especially if they don’t want to see it so, I figured I would just post all the “current state” pictures here with a little insight on what is in store, for the people who are interested.

First, our absolutely stunning backsplash. It’s beveled subway tile from lowes. It’s 45 cents a piece. In this particular picture, it’s the area behind the stove. The tile will go all the way to the ceiling here and a stainless steel hood will be hung above the stove. I love the depth that is added to the walls with the beveled subway tile rather than just plain subway tile. I find it, visually, more appealing. I just love it. Love it. Love it.

In the next photo you’ll notice the subway tile from the previous picture, only this time the oven is actually in front of it. So now, you can visualize the subway tile going to the ceiling and a stainless steel hood above that. To the right of the countertop it’s empty. Two big pantry units are going to be placed there because we need a place for food. It is a kitchen after all.😜

You can also see just a corner of my stainless steel island. Michael got it for me for Christmas and I LOVE it! I’ll show that again in a later picture.

Below is the same wall as above only left of the stove. Here, backsplash is also going up. In the very near future there will also be a second set of shelves just like the others.

Here is the sink, my beautiful sink. I actually look forward to dishes because I get to stare at it. Anyway, this area is basically done, aside from the backsplash. (Obviously)

This is just the front of the sink. I’m sharing this because of the window. I plan on putting window treatments up. They are probably just going to be simple gray curtains.

Next, the hardware. We are using these pulls on every drawer and just plain black knobs on all the doors.  This is also a pretty good close-up of the wood countertops.

The next picture is standing at the sink and looking out into the rest of the house. Yes, this area in the kitchen looks rough. This whole Wall is going to be drywalled and trimmed, just like the others. The archway was widened in the process, so it will need to be reframed and trimmed out. The door leads to the basement and doesn’t close properly so that is getting ripped out and a standard door will be placed. (And I’m painting it black…I can’t wait!)

Here is a better view of the stainless steel table. My favorite part about this table is the fact that when I can actually get in here and make cookies with my new kitchen aid mixer, I can just throw the dough right onto the surface. It’s easy clean up.

And, as you can see, the floor is still an exposed subfloor. Since I’m a poor nursing student, I don’t plan on putting a brand new expensive floor down right away. Instead I’m going to paint it with white and gray latex floor paint. In stripes of course to match my office wall.

So that’s it! That is where it stands currently. We have made huge progress in just the few weeks we’ve had this year. I probably won’t have another update post. Just a reveal/before and after. It’s so close to being done that it would be pretty pointless. However, on Instagram I post random pictures as we move along so there will be small little details here and there. I’m really excited for the before and after since it is such a dramatic difference, so I don’t want to give away too much before then.

Thanks for reading and encouraging us along the way. We really appreciate all of the kind words.




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