Kitchen: Before & After Photos-Getting Ready to Paint!

Now that the exterior is almost completely sealed up, we’re getting ready to paint the first room in the house–the kitchen!

It’s raining today so it was a good day for John to do touch-up spackling and sanding before he primes the walls.

BEFORE (October 29, 2015)

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AFTER: (Today)

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In most of the kitchen photos, the casement window above the sink area is usually covered. Today, John took the tarp down.

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Last year, Tyvek covered the kitchen window opening.

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The ceiling and walls will be painted white. I mentioned in the past that I plan on having white shaker-style cabinets. Down the road, I want to add rustic wood ceiling beams.

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After the kitchen is painted, the floor will be installed. We’ll be choosing wide plank wood flooring from Floor and Décor. A new store opened recently which is conveniently located about 3 miles away.

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The Maytag appliances will be on the right wall. The dishwasher will be to the left of the kitchen sink.

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The range will be toward the middle of the wall and the refrigerator will be toward the right corner.

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Looking toward the kitchen from the dining area in October ’15.

Below, standing in the kitchen (today) looking toward the dining area.

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Lastly, interior French doors will be installed separating the kitchen from the dining area and living room.

7 thoughts on “Kitchen: Before & After Photos-Getting Ready to Paint!

  1. OMG . That is absolutely amazing.. U must be getting really excited . I can’t wait to see the first room all painted . I have been following your story since the beginning . It is amazing on how far u have come ..

  2. Oooo. French doors. I love French doors. When I had to replace my kitchen door to the outside I opted for a French door, even though it meant I wouldn’t have a window in the door to open for ventilation any more. Still happy with the decision. I get a lot more light.

    My kitchen is also white. I do have black trim around the backsplash and counter edge because my kitchen was remodeled in 1949. When I moved in I put in a tile floor with large octagons with small black squares in between. Still love it. It’s so neutral I can add color with canisters and pots on my pot rack, towels and even art on the walls. I put a framed poster of the Periodic Table of Vegetables on the wall and it’s been there ever since, even though I could have added more cabinets in that spot. I put a sideboard underneath for storage rather than add cabinets that wouldn’t match the originals anyway.

    Can’t wait to see the cabinets and appliances in.

    Now are you going to paint, then run the floors underneath the cabinets before you install them? (In case you want to move something then you don’t have to patch the floor.)

    The smartest thing is to have all of those electrical outlets along the counters. You can never have too many electrical outlets.

    I’m so excited. paintpaintpaintpaint!

  3. JUST A QUICK NOTE …IT’S ALL COMING TOGETHER AND THE BALL
    NOW STARTS ROLLING DOWNHILL. ALL OF THE PROJECTS YOU HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT WILL START COMING ONE RIGHT AFTER ANOTHER.

    BTW, WHY ARE YOU PUTTING THE WASHER AND DRYER IN THE KITCHEN? I MIGHT HAVE MISSED A POST EARLY ON…JUST WONDERING…

    1. The washer and dryer are not going in the kitchen, both are in the basement where the laundry room is located. I mentioned the dishwasher in yesterday’s blog post about the kitchen. It will be installed to the left of the kitchen window.

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