I will probably never go shopping again since we have to remodel our kitchen and fix our plumbing but all I can do is dream about instant hot water and water pressure. It sucks that we don’t have a dishwasher *I know, it’s like not having a cell phone* but on top of that having to hand wash our dishes using a trickle of water that is either scalding hot or tepid is extremely annoying. Antz is always asking why I don’t cook more often, “IT’S OUR LOUSY BROKEN KITCHEN!!” When I go to my Mom’s house, I enjoy cooking. Antz and her knocked down a wall themselves 5 years ago, opening up her tiny galley kitchen which now has a massive island. Our kitchen is a decent size but there isn’t enough counter space or a dishwasher.
|I can’t even fit my mixer under the cabinets since they were built so low|
|The faucet we had installed 6 years ago now leaks and I would love a pull out feature so I can rinse the sink|
|That orange makes me cringe. It will be difficult, but we are going to try to salvage the cabinets and paint them a crisp white. The hinges are awful and most of the doors don’t close properly.|
|I love our hardwood floors but they are in pretty gnarly shape. We need some wood replaced and I’d like to have them stained just a shade darker.|
|I’ve considered cutting out the lower cabinet but it will be too expensive to add a water line plus a $600 dishwasher|
|We have a bar and stools now but the dining table and chairs will be a tight squeeze in this space|
Things to do:
Paint walls / Cabinets
Replace backsplash with penny or subway tile
Replace tile countertop with butcher block wood countertop
New Light fixture
New Dining table and chairs
Ideally our budget is $6,500. That is a serious stretch, we still need to find someone to refinish and repair the original hardwood floors and an electrician to repair one of our recessed lights. I would LOVE a dishwasher, but I don’t see where we can fit it, that would mean new cabinets which we can’t afford and plumbing to hook it up. Boo! I am working on a mood board but it’s lacking color at the moment.
I intend to liven the room up with new curtains and painting the walls an aqua turquoise shade and I like this art piece
to take the place of the Blik Milk & Cookies decal I wanted *since I discovered it’s too large for the wall I was going to put it on*
I need to find a new place for Lola’s litter once the new dining table and chairs come in. Any cat owners have an idea for hiding the gross litterbox? I have a friend who used to keep hers in a closet she wasn’t using but every 833 square inches of this house is packed. Antz wants to move it outside but I’m positive unwanted visitors will use it. I am wary about the butcher block countertop, I am super clumsy so I’m sure I’ll ruin it immediately. I also worry about marking it up with knives and scratches. We plan on staining it with Wood Conditioner/Minwax Special Walnut #224/Waterlox. I found this couple’s DIY advice on Pinterest, which gives me a little piece of mind. I wish we knew someone handy *other than my Mom* just to cut the sink for us cause we’re keeping our 89 year old cast iron sink and it’s going to be a bitch to make the cut precise. I have no room in our budget to hire a professional to install our countertop so it’s gonna look funky. I figure at worst we’ll make a mess, end up having to rip everything out and be kitchen-less for a few years until we can afford to hire someone. At best, we give it a try and it turns out as lovely as our bathroom makeover. It’s always a pain in the ass to do it yourself, it takes 3 times as long to finish and you end up sweaty and sore but I am ready to tackle it next March *after my birthday!* I should try to fit in an hour long massage in our budget cause all the demo work we have ahead of us is not going to be fun. I could do so much more if I didn’t have to spend so much on the stupid plumbing. MERDE!!