January 25, 2012

no turning back now!

Michael unexpectedly had a few days off this week due to a job delay, and he decided to stay busy at home.


This is happening! We are not really ready for complete demo yet (cabinets are not even ordered!), but we did want to see what was behind this wall and measure exactly where the chimney was. Actually, we have to determine whether we can, or even want to expose the chimney.


It doesn't look great now, and it will need to be sealed up and rebricked where the old coal stove fed into it. Not to mention totally cleaned up. There are also some electrical wires running up the right side to the second floor. We need to find out if we can move/hide those.


But look at how much room we have now! We took that silly closet out and gained over a foot. The fridge will sit back there eventually, next to the hopefully-exposed chimney. But see that gas line? Yeah, that's going to be tricky.


The big news is we think we can move the doorway more to the right now, which will give us room for a longer run of sink cabinets and...drumroll...a very shallow floor-to-ceiling pantry there. To say I am psyched would be a huge understatement!


On the other side of that run of cabinets (where we'll eventually have range, dishwasher, sink, pullout trash, pantry), Michael framed up the wall so we can clear up that weird gap behind the cabinets, and take advantage of the extra space with a narrow linen cabinet next to the bathroom door.


There's lots more to come, and I'll be sharing more details as we make progress. (For a reminder of what the kitchen used to look like, go here.) I hope you'll follow along! We have many decisions to make, and I, for one, cannot wait to see what happens!

15 comments:

Dana Gastelum said...

WOW!! You HAVE been busy! :) That's great Casey! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see more! That exposed chimney is going to be amazing!

Lisa Scibilia said...

How exciting!! I hope you're able to keep the brick exposed....so much character! Great news on space for a new pantry!

Project Shannon said...

I cannot WAIT to see how this turns out!

Ashley said...

The transformation is underway! So excited for you!

Jessica @ The Junk Nest said...

Wow!!

Just found your blog. Love your style.

Newest follower here!

The Vintique Object said...

This is so exciting, Casey!! Your kitchen is going to rock. I will try to be patient while we await the final reveal.
Camille

My Many Moments said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see the finished product.
Side note: I like the use of drum shades on a ceiling fan ;)

Holly said...

Oh man, it's begun!! How exciting! And gaining that space where the closet was is huge. Thanks for the preview and looking forward to seeing it all happen in steps!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I just love renovation! I am excited to watch your progress!

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

Wow Casey! How exciting! It's going to be so beautiful and I'm so looking forward to watching your progress.

Fran said...

Let the fun begin!! Ahh...I remember those days...washing dishes in the bathtub! You gotta love it. I can't wait to see what you guys do with it - I know it is going to be nothing short of fabulous!!!

Kate said...

Excited for you, Casey! Try to enjoy the process :) Can't wait to see the end result!!

The Vintique Object said...

Came back for another look. How will you access the linen closet? Bet you all are awfully busy this weekend.

casey at loft and cottage said...

Hi Camille! The linen closet will actually be open shelves since there's no room for a door swing there. You'll access it from the direction I show in the last pic. It'll be super narrow and really deep but it's better than nothing at all! Oh and we're lazing around this wknd and doing more planning...so there's no more demo happening until we've got our ducks in a row and everything ordered (or in!) at least!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Oh wow! This is so exciting!

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