You guys ready for this kitchen remodel?!
I am currently writing this post with drills and saws in the background; the guys are hard at work! Before my brother-in-law arrived, Mr. Hubs and I had a lot of prep work to do.
Let’s do this!
First things first, we had to remove the old laminate flooring and to level out the floor in the kitchen. This house is full of wavy floors, wavy walls and wavy ceilings. I am assuming it is because the house is so old and has a lot of settling and ” remodeling ” over the years.
underneath the old flooring were some extremely old, and sort of cute, tiles from who knows when!
Mr. Hubs had to first sand down the huge lump in the middle of the floor. It was really odd, and big. Once that was leveled out, we put new plywood down over the kitchen floor.
The hardest part was moving around all the existing appliances and the new ones around to lay down the plywood.
Because we are redesigning the entire kitchen layout and bringing the new cabinets up the ceiling, we had to remove the existing soffit that was above the cabinets on both sides of the room. What we found behind them, was disturbing! Rat poop, crispy ladybugs, bird nesting materials, spiders, spider eggs and just straight up nastiness!
Time to patch up the old soffit holes with sheetrock
Next came the fun part, it was demolition time! We started removing the old, stanky, cabinets! ( emphasis on the ANKY )
Whilst taking out the cabinets, we found some great gems!
We found Rat poop…
We found shorts…
More old newspaper, circa 1970’s…
Two types of peel and stick tiles…
And a coupon for 25 cents off puppy chow, from 1985
We interrupt this scheduled blog post programming to give you an inside look on The Inspired Prairie
We built a little fire pit out cement blocks from around the property. It was a joyous family affair!
Vika was put on tractor duty
Going to gather more materials
Let it burn!
To make things easier, we decided to throw the cabinets over the deck balcony and from there we would drag them to the fire. We burned trash for two days. The kids thought it was great and were a huge help.
Mr. Hubs would use his massive hulk muscles and chuck over the heavy cabinets, and each time he would yell ( in a particularly strong Russian accent )…
” Great American! “
and then here comes little man, and grabs possibly the tiniest morsel of a cabinet, chucks it over and yells
” Kim Jong Un guy!! “
Uh Vitaliy… ?
* Shakes head *
” No son, umm… good try though! * haha
Now back to your regular blog post programming..
Washing dishes in the upstairs bathroom
After all the cabinets were removed, we also rolled some Kilz primer on parts of the wall.
We had to make a few tweaks while laying down the flooring in order for it to fit underneath the door jams. We also had to make a few funny cuts and trim off a few inches of the door to the laundry room in order for the door to open and swing freely.
That’s it for today, I have to go wash more dishes in the bathroom ( vomit ).