My biggest recycling project? Renovating a 1967 Ranch built by a doctor (that probably should have stuck to medicine) but is across the street from my parents. Oh and really it's a "long faced split entry" pardon my ranch. So how do you make a brown box more interesting? Lot's of ideas but not as easy as it looks on HGTV for sure.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
My step-son Joe pointed out that the colors I liked for the cabinets and floors were too close in color so I decided to try a darker shade on the cabinets and see how it looks. Plus the picture that had the closest to the right angles of the picture I took of the kitchen had mahogany or black cabinetry. I would want more of a dark chestnut but you get the idea.
Prior kitchen orientation the sink was against wall and there were no cabinets along two of the walls including the one with a window. One wall was almost completely removed already when this shot was taken.
Current kitchen after rest of wall between dining room and kitchen and wall between kitchen and living room gone. Pat and friend, Denny, put up the support beam to replace supporting wall. And they did it for $400 compared to the Property Brothers $2500, and the latter screwed up their calculations so had to add steel jacks to help support the ceiling! So I was impressed. But now the gas, water, electric have all been rearranged as needed and we're set up for the main sink being under the window and prep sink in the island when it is built. VERY EXCITING!!!! We'd be a lot closer now if I hadn't broke 2 teeth, abscessed tooth and root canal, 2 crowns.... bummer. But we're going to restart here real soon. He's currently rearranging and organizing the wood shop in the garage which should help projects tremendously and then we start again!
Have to see if this passes the muster now with Joe!