I haven’t been online too much lately. I have been working on my kitchen & making trips to Omaha twice this weekend to bring home some cabinets, a pantry & a countertop. I am super excited about the progress! I hired a contractor to come in and rip out the wall that was originally behind the fridge so that I could move the fridge back in to the pantry area to make more room in my kitchen. Since we have a 2 story 1900 home, we can’t just rip out a wall in case it is a weight bearing wall. The guys did a great job!
Today, I went back to Home Depot, as well as Menards, to price an end base cabinet and to see what options I had to create a pantry. I was going to make my own, but I found a pantry at Home Depot that was reasonably priced at $199 and the space was perfect! Well, when I opened the pantry, it was broken on the top, towards the back, as well as the back panel had a hole in it. It looked almost like it fell in shipment or a forklift damaged it. I asked if I could take that one, and if it would be discounted. They sold it to me, as is, for $98 – Half off! I was so excited!
This cabinet is 84 inches tall, 24 inches wide & 24 inches deep. Guess what? It fit in my Borrego, along with the countertop and another base cabinet.
My next projects are:
- Close in the door to make a wall, or you can call it a fake wall, so that from the inside, it will be a complete wall.
- Repair/plaster around the electrical box above the fridge (there were 3 hot wires that were original to the house that were just dangling)
- Paint the walls
- Stain the cabinets
- Put pantry cabinet next to fridge
- Set up base cabinets
- Put on countertop
- Hang wall cabinets
For now, this is what my kitchen looks like.
There will be an opening on the bottom base cabinets for the heater vent & the cabinets will be wall mounted… The countertop will be on as well and not the white shelves that I have on there now.
Here’s a walk through just after the guys finished taking the wall out.
I cannot wait to get this finished! If you are looking at kitchen remodeling, you can easily do it yourself for a fraction of the price! The cabinets ranged in price anywhere from $20 to $98. The countertop was $30. The most expensive part was the contractor to take the wall out & that was $480.00.
Here’s a before pic to show you what I’ve done.
I will keep you posted on the progress. This is like a huge life size puzzle. So much fun!