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Sunday
Oct032010

DIY Kitchen Remodel

Sound scary?  Well, in the not too distant past, my husband and I did just that.  

We had changed so much in the condo since we moved in, yet the kitchen remained the same.  Ugly, heavy cabinets EVERYWHERE, oak trim like you wouldn't believe, terra cotta tile, faux granite laminate - you name it, this kitchen had it.  What we didn't have, however, was a lot of money for a new kitchen.  By turn of the century Chicago condo standards, we have a pretty big kitchen.  Big kitchen = big $ for renovation.

So, we decided to take matters into our own hands.  For $1,500.

Here are some before pictures, to get you acquainted with the space (some are taken from when we bought the place, so the old floors are shown - they are now stained a dark ebony).

After we started demo & remembered that we needed to take "before" pictures :)

Next up?  DIY Demolition!

Have you ever tackled a kitchen remodel on your own?

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Reader Comments (5)

Can't wait to see more! I would luuurve to re-do our kitchen; it just seems like a lot of work, time and $$. Maybe you'll inspire me. ;o)

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMariko

So excited to see what you did. Ekkk. I love this stuff.

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSugar

I can't wait to see how you transformed your kitchen! I've always wanted to do a kitchen remodel, since I would love to optimize my kitchen for my own style of cooking, but of course, we have to own a house first.

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

Can't wait to see the results - I'd love to do something with our (rented) kitchen, but there's just about enough space to stick both arms out and touch the walls. The joy of apartment living!

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnni

Perfect kitchen design for my new condominium in Novaliches. :)

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike G

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