1970’s to Farmhouse Inspired Kitchen
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This has been a project we have been working on since we first bought the house. The kitchen renovation began with the very first swing of the sledgehammer. Here is the before shot of the kitchen when we purchased the house.
The kitchen was pretty rough. It does not look too bad in photos, but up close and personal it was pretty gross.
I have always wanted to try this!
Demoing the kitchen was a lot of fun, however, what they do not show on TV is the clean up! Man, there was a lot of debris! We tore out the cabinets, ripped out 2 layers of linoleum floors, and had to repair some water and fire damage. If you want to read more about my flooring experience, you can read more here!
My amazing helper…my dad! We spent two weeks basically camping out while we demoed the house. We lived off sandwiches and slept on air mattresses. Love you dad!
The photo above is a view of the kitchen after we tore everything out and installed the new floors. We spent a lot of time ripping out the paneling all over the house.
This photo was taken late one night as my dad and I were finishing up, and I remember thinking, “Wow the house looks so good!”
Don’t get me wrong, from where the house started to when I took this picture, the house did look a whole lot better. Not to mention, it smelled a lot better too!
The next progress photo is a bit of a jump because once we got the cabinets and appliances, everything moved pretty quickly. I ordered the cabinets from a local wholesale cabinet store in Georgia near my parents house and drove them back to North Carolina. It was well worth it for the price of the cabinets. The price included soft close drawers and doors too! To save even more money, my dad and I installed them ourselves. The first cabinet was the hardest to install, but once we did one, the rest went together pretty fast. It took about two days total to put together and install.
For the hardware, I ordered them off Amazon. I got the knobs here for the doors and the pulls here for the drawers.
My dad and I built the island around two of the cabinets and used tongue and groove to wrap it for a more custom look.
I painted the island several times before I found the color I liked! The color above changed a few times…This was also taken after we installed the range and range hood.
I love this range hood! It is from signature hardware and you can find it here! Believe me when I say, I searched all over for an island range hood that was affordable and looked good, this one checked all the boxes!
When the countertops went in, I felt like we finally had a functioning kitchen! We went with a quartz counter top, and I am so happy we splurged a little on them.
Here is what the kitchen looks like today! We finished the subway tile back splash and added the floating shelves above the sink (made by my dad out of pallet boards).
I have been debating when to finally share our progress because it feels like there is always one more thing to do. All that is left is to do the trim, but we are at the finish line!
The last things I want to mention are the sink and faucet. As with everything else with the kitchen, I was looking to do everything on a budget. I went with the DOMSJÖ double bowl sink from Ikea and I love it! It is huge and the perfect farmhouse style sink for under $300.
The faucet is from Amazon and is only $90! In my opinion, it looks and feels like other faucets I have seen go for over $200. I love it and recommend it to everyone! You can check it out on Amazon here!!
What do you guys think?? I would love to hear your thoughts! A lot of hours and labor went into the kitchen and I couldn’t be more proud of how it turned out!