As any owner of an older house will tell you, you’re home can be an endless supply of projects. Especially if you’re like us and are always thinking about how things could be improved. We’ve taken on more manageable d.i.y. home improvement projects since moving in: insulation, paint, baseboard trim, re-drywall, door replacement and even a bathroom semi-remodel. Projects that I’ve felt confident tackling on my own, or with a little help from my dad.
However, one place that we’ve left untouched is the kitchen. Tara and I have known since we purchased the place, we’d redo the whole thing. So we didn’t want to waste time and energy on piecemeal improvements. To the point where we had exposed insulation for about 6 years after replacing our electrical wiring (we’ve since patched the holes because of a home inspection). The only other improvements we’ve done is put a single layer of paint primer over a neon yellow that was applied by the previous owners, and replace an old fluorescent light with a cheap halogen lighting system from Ikea.
Cabinet doors have fallen off, drawers no longer fully extend open, and layers of the home depot laminate flooring are slowly away. The built-in style dishwasher isn’t even actually built in, so whenever we run it it sounds like a motorcycle engine running in our kitchen. I could go on…
So Tara and I have been thinking long and hard about the kitchen we want, saving up the funds for a kitchen that we will love to use. We’ve finally started our kitchen project and I will be posting progress updates along the way.