Friday, December 30, 2011

The Ministry of Silly Kitchens

We are moving in five days. FIVE DAYS. And for three of those days we are going to be visiting my aunt and uncle, so really only two days of preparation.

Part of the reason we got the house for such a good price was because of this:

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Really, the rest of the house is lovely,, although you wouldn't guess that by looking at this picture. It has got to be one of the silliest kitchens in the world. What you see in the picture is all there is. It's a big room with six doorways and no wall space for cabinets or counters. There is a very old fridge and no other appliances. And just check out that wallpaper!

This kitchen is making me lose my mind. In a good way, though. I love designing stuff. We sold our second car yesterday (thank goodness for Cra.igslist!) and we are going to be using the moolah to redo this disaster area.

So here's the plan:

Phase 1: Preparation
Update electrical
Repair wall with water damage
Remove wallpaper
Close in pantry (It's got to be done in order to have enough wall for some cabinets. We plan on accessing the pantry from the bathroom at a later date and making a cleaning closet)
Install new lighting
Repaint walls and ceiling
Make the floor level (exact plan as to how to make this happen hasn't materialized yet)
Lay tile

Phase 2: The fun stuff
Install cabinets, sink, counter top, and appliances

Done!

Realistically though, I see this project taking six months or longer. That's a long time to live without a cooking range.

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