Big Kitchen Renovation Part II: Paint, Cabinets & Hotel Stays

20 Nov

It has been a busy and hectic couple of weeks at 12 Oaks.


When I last left off, our kitchen was looking like this.


But now after some paint and installing the cabinets its really taking shape.

IMG_4006We also put in the stove and the fridge and installed a temporary MDF countertop so it could be somewhat functional.IMG_4008

IMG_4010The paint color is Analytical Gray by Sherwin Williams. It was the paint color we had in our living room and we just continued it everywhere downstairs and up the stairwell and hallway upstairs.

This week all the floors are getting done so we are at a nearby hotel for a few nights. Ben had to move all of our furniture into the den/office.

Here’s how it looked all cleaned out and after they sanded. You can’t tell the difference between our old floors and the new ones so it should come out beautifully.


I can’t wait to get back into the house Saturday and see them finished! The stain will match the upstairs and stairway color.

Also the siding of the addition is done. Just need to add the gutters and soffits. The back of our house looks massive now!

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You can kind of notice the old siding from new, but after a good power washing it should be less noticeable and we plan to paint next spring/summer 2Still left on the kitchen to do list after the floors are done is:

  • Picking out countertops. We’ve started looking at granite but might do a quartz instead.
  • Installing a new kitchen window
  • Buying and installing pendant lights
  • Installing our farm house sink and faucet
  • Adding crown molding and base to the cabinets
  • Installing dishwasher and range hood
  • Installing pantry door and framing out pantry shelves
  • One more coat of paint on the ceiling
  • Adding a backsplash
  • Adding cabinet hardware

Then we have to finish the downstairs powder room and laundry room. And nursery of course! Think we can get it all done in 10 weeks?

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