You guys, have I been lagging on showing you the kitchen progress or what?! Can I be totally honest with you right now? Truthfully, it really makes me cringe a little sharing a half done project with you all. Especially since it’s already been 7 months since we first started on the kitchen but it’s come to a halt because we had to wait on my dad who is helping us with the electrical in here and also for the funds to complete the rest.
Just a quick background of the project: we were on a tight budget and everything was done by the hubby and I (with the exception of the counter install which we had the company we bought the counters from come and install because it was totally worth the extra money). We have never did a kitchen remodel by ourselves.
At our last house, my husband did assist my uncle, who is a contractor, in renovating the kitchen but doing it all by ourselves was challenging but so much more rewarding! Laying the backsplash on with a big ol belly (being in my third trimester) was unforgettable! There were a lot of laughs.. a few “oopsies” but a lot more love! Mainly me telling my hubby I love him so much for being willing to do all this extra work for me! As fun as it was, I am so thankful the hardest part is over and I have a stove to cook at and a hubby that doesn’t have to worry about that part of the remodel anymore!
The best part was seeing my dad’s eyes light up when he first saw the completion of this phase. He’s the handy man in our family and he was so proud of us (mainly my husband) and maybe a little shocked that we did it! We actually did it without bothering him. Haha! I remember his words.. “Wow.. Jason is good!” I love my dad! He’s the best! Making him proud isn’t an easy task y’all.. especially when it comes to things like this! But he was proud and I smile even now thinking about it!
Whew, ok.. well enough talking and here’s some progress pics.
Here’s a before and after shot, side by side, from the dining room..
Side by sides are always fun!
Here’s just a few more befores:
Here’s a little of the cabinets going up:
Then the counters were installed:
Then the backsplash and I know that red is scary:
Finally, the kitchen today:
So what’s next?
Well, we still have to install lights and add a built-in island. The downside is when doing it all yourself, time is always an issue. There are just not enough hours in a day and taking the time off from work for the hubby is just not an option.. Also, we are saving up to make the rest of the purchases. Hence why taking time off is not an option; ) If any of you have an awesome discount on counters, cabinets and lighting, hook a sister up, please ;P LOL.
Anyway, hope you enjoyed today’s post! I can give a more detailed and sourced post if you guys are interested! Let me know. One thing I can say is this project has been challenging, fun and we definitely had to search for good deals and choose wisely! It’s amazing all the choices I had to make along the way that I didn’t even think about prior to starting! So much I’ve learned along the way and so much more to learn! You home DIYers can relate, right?!
Thanks so much for being here!! I truly appreciate you guys❤️