Today I’m taking you inside my latest project: our kitchen remodel. We launched into last weekend and it’s currently a disaster! But it will be worth it, and I’m giddy with anticipation at all it will be.
Oh boy, has this baby been a long time coming. It has been like a pebble in my shoe since we moved in. The outdated cabinet color. The off-white and mauve backsplash. The stained glass cabinet doors I swear I can hear singing “Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test!” every time I pass. I’m ready to leave the 90’s behind. The time has come. I’m so excited, I can’t stand it.
Believe it or not, this room’s update isn’t going to be that expensive. I know, I know, it’s so sad looking. But believe me, folks. This room is going to be a beauty! Here is my plan:
1) Remove the backsplash, patch the wall, and replace it with subway tile.
2) Paint all of the cabinets white, inside and out.
3) Update and replace the under cabinet lighting.
4) New hood fan.
5) New cook top.
6) Replace the stained glass.
7) New faucet.
8) Update the can lights.
9) Add detailing to and paint the island.
10) Moulding around the window.
11) Window treatment.
12) Repair/replace bowing shelves.
It sounds like a lot, and it is, but it’s all relatively inexpensive. It’s just a whole lot of labor. The biggest expenses are the new cooktop and the hood. For some reason, the previous owners updated all of the appliances with stainless steel except those two. And everybody needs to match in that department.
Since we live here and the kitchen is still very much in use, we taking it in phases. The first step was removing the backsplash. Removing existing tile is easy, if you know how to do it. Today I’m sharing how to remove tile in a jiffy (yep, I said jiffy). It’s easiest to see it done, so I give you today’s video: How to remove a tile backsplash.
Woot woot! Now, if only the painting would go as fast as the backsplash removal…