Kitchen, Remodel

Starting a Kitchen Renovation

I know I’m late to the world of blogs, but things like lack of time and self confidence issues got in the way.  The layout and pictures are a work in process, but bear with me as that piece slowly comes together.

My goal is to share adventures in life, whether it’s through home renovation, gardening, or travel.  Based on the name of my neighborhood, Brier Patch Life follows me through the highs and lows of this journey.

My first post is all about our recent kitchen renovation.  Whew, I can’t believe I’m even here to tell you about it.  Nah, I’m just kidding, it wasn’t that bad, but let me warn you – renovation is not for the weak of heart.  I even got shingles from mine!

This is our fourth year in our home, and it’s been one renovation after another.  Some necessary, some cosmetic, but this was the first big project by choice.  Needless to say, I wanted my kitchen to be perfect because of Pinterest and house blogs and kitchen envy every time I stepped into someone else’s house. So, after going back and forth for months, my husband decided we should try and squeeze the renovation into the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Great idea, huh?  Oh, and we had a Christmas party on December 17. The things we do for the ones we love.  Actually, it was all him, wanting to give me the kitchen of my dreams. And I can’t say I’m complaining, wait until you see the final product!

Step 1: Scour Pinterest and home blogs, and watch lots of Fixer Upper episodes.  Here are some of my sources of inspiration:

House of Turquoise   Young House Love Home Bunch

Also, here is a link to my Pinterest page: Rebekah – Kitchen Makeover

Step 2: Find a contractor.  We have a family friend who is a contractor, and after assuring us he could finish the project in our short time span, we chose him.

Step 3: Demolition! Here are pictures of our kitchen before the destruction began.

A typical 1980’s kitchen, with outdated appliances and a poor use of space. We painted the cabinets white back in 2014, but they weren’t working for us anymore.  They sagged in some places and didn’t have great storage options.

Stay tuned for more details, coming soon!