Back in 2007, Chris and I tackled our largest and most expensive remodel yet: the kitchen. After living in the house a few years, we knew what we wanted to do to make the space a lot more functional. The fact that the kitchen was a small galley kitchen kept the project from getting too out-of-hand budget-wise, but we also planned well so that we could recoup the costs of the remodel when we would inevitably sell the house a few years down the road:
- We decided early on not to change the footprint;
- We decided we'd install everything ourselves;
- We decided to forgo the shiny stainless appliances and instead get the most basic white appliances (which still functioned far better than the original appliances we'd replace).
Without further ado, here's what the old kitchen looked like:
So, we started ripping out the old cabinets and installing the new. Removing the old and installing the new cabinetry took four weekends and we maintained a functional kitchen throughout the whole process, cuz we're super awesome like that.