Monday, January 7, 2013

Tearing Up the Kitchen

We got busy over the weekend tearing up the kitchen to prep for our new sink and countertops!

After tearing out the old laminate countertops and fiberglass sink, Alex started framing in countertop supports along the wall separating our kitchen and dining room.  Since that cabinet doesn't touch any walls, Alex wanted to make sure that the extra supports were there.

 Here's another look a what we took out....

Another set of supports he added in was for our big (and super heavy) double bowl apron sink.  I think today is day 4 of not having a kitchen sink and I have to say it is pretty tough.  I never realized how much we rely on using that, thank goodness we have a dishwasher though!  I can't wait to have a sink again though.
Since our new sink hangs over the front of the cabinets, Alex also had to remove the two faux drawers that were in front of the old inset sink.

Next up will be cutting the wood countertop slabs to size!

The countertops have to be installed before we can add in the new sink in since it sits on the top of the counters, kind of like this....
Image via Houzz
So, I better get back to work assisting my hubby while he does most of the work (sad but true). I see lots of sawdust in our future, ugh!  I can't wait to have a sink in the kitchen again though!!!

I will be taking another work trip pretty soon, so Alex might be at the blog helm for a while but he/we will do our best to keep you updated on the progress!  I'll have more on my travels soon, so see you then! 

10 comments:

  1. That sink is amazing! I can imagine you are ready for the dust to settle. :)

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  2. I wish my husband were that handy with remodeling. He calls himself a chainsaw carpenter.

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    1. Alex just really learns as he goes, but I am surprised at how handy he is :) Alex got a chainsaw after the tornado happened, he really liked using it. Boys and their toys :)

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  3. Hi there! I'm a new follower to your blog - stumbled on you last weekend on Pinterest. You've done some beautiful work on your home. Can't wait to see the kitchen progress. FYI - my husband put in butcher block counters from Home Depot in Nov. 2011 and although I was initially a little nervous about wood (two small children = high traffic = stains), I have to say that aside from wiping them down (as you would with any counter) they are basically maintenance free. Can't wait to see more progress pics :) Good luck!

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  4. And P.S. I have always loved the home in Father of the Bride :) I also love the one in Something's Gotta Give (I must be a Diane Keaton fan)....LOL!

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    1. Thanks for sharing about your countertops Amanda! They have certainly been the thing we get questions about the most, but I think we will love them, even 3 or 5 years from now. Did you know those movies along with It's Complicated are all Nancy Meyers movies? She always has the dreamiest movie houses :) oh she did The Holiday too!

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  5. Jeff and I have the exact same sink, and we LOVE it! Can't wait to see the Before/After pictures!

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  6. I love the new kitchen! We are getting ready to remodel our kitchen & will definitely be using your kitchen as inspiration & a tutorial! We will be installing the same sink, countertops & backsplash! I cannot wait to have a fresh new kitchen! Thanks so much for sharing the befores & afters!

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    1. You are welcome! Hope your project turns out great! I just love being in a kitchen that feels fresh and new, the sink is my favorite part!

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