Hello!! Welcome back to week 2 of the One Room Challenge!
This week, so much has happened at the new house, and most of it happened in the kitchen. Let’s get right into it, because I’ve got to get back to packing.
Okay, when we last saw the kitchen, it looked like this…
The first thing we had done in there was to take out the floors and cabinets – which is when we found out just how bad the cabinets were… Here you can see the sun bleached countertops and how aged everything really was.
After many days of dusty work, the cabinets and the floors were removed.
The space felt so huge without anything in there. To be honest, we thought that the terrazzo floor that was in the rest of the house would be in the kitchen too, but it was just concrete in there – which was a major bummer. There is more of that pretty peach again! 😛
After much deliberation about what kind of floor to put in the areas without terrazzo, we went with bamboo engineered flooring. I love how it looks next to the terrazzo – the right amount of brown and a tiny bit of red.
Since we knew before the ORC started that we were doing the kitchen, we had already ordered the cabinets from Ikea, and they showed up. All 285 pieces! Since I love a good plan, we went through all the boxes and made piles for each cabinet and all it’s components and put them into the spots they would eventually “live” in.
Just going through and sorting the boxes took us quite a few hours, but it was worth it to know everything was accounted for, and ready for installation.
And that’s where I’ll end for this week. Thanks for checking out our ORC Kitchen Progress… Head on over to Calling it Home to see what everyone else in the challenge completed this week.
Come back next week and see where we are in the process!
Oh my gosh you’re so brave to take on a full kitchen! Love the flooring choice, and love the cabinet organizing. I totally would’ve done that too 🙂
A Pinterest Addict says
LOL! Yes, the sight of random piles of stuff all over the living room was making me a little claustrophobic – I HAD to organize it. I am hoping that it’s not more than I can pull off in six weeks! I’m kinda freaking out… :p
I am just so amazed at all you are doing. That kitchen is HUGE! I cannot wait to see the cabinets installed.
Cassie Bustamante says
love the new flooring! i am so excited to see this come together- it really is a big space!
Oh, the gutted room shot made my heart pause a second remembering our kitchen reno. So exciting and so much work. Keep it up! So excited to see the next installment (literally) 🙂