A TUXEDO KITCHEN RENOVATION: Part No.1

A TUXEDO KITCHEN RENOVATION: Part No.1

Part No. 1 | Demo Day

We are in the middle of a huge kitchen refresh, my dreams of a beautiful tuxedo kitchen are coming true, one step at a time.  I have to admit, I didn’t really understand how much work goes into some of these renovation projects that we under take. My learning curve has been huge and sometimes I make mistakes that have cost me a lot of time. (like having to repaint my kitchen cabinets…+which  I will post all about in a future post, I promise). My mistakes are your blessings. I share our steps in kitchen reno, so that you can rock your reno, without wasting any time.

This weekend we began taking down a wall in the kitchen… I say we, but I didn’t do much. Our amazing friend Scott & my hubs did all of the demo work; I just took the pictures. Keep scrolling down and check out the demo.

Before…

Ya’ll I wanted to knock down this wall, since the second I walked into this house.  I felt like this wall obstructed the view to the back of the house and really divided the kitchen, entry and living room areas…and…it’s finally coming down.

THE DUST

They began removing all of the sheetrock from the wall. There is so much dust inside my house at the moment. A film of white dust is covering everything-like freshly fallen snow on the ground.

Tip: +Next time we do anything like this, I will really push for plastic sheets taped to the ceiling; to help contain some of the dust. The dust is in every surface of the kitchen and the living room. Taking out an extra 30 minutes & invest in the plastic sheets, will save you hours of cleaning and dusting once the demo is finished. Scroll to the end to see affiliate links with some pre-demo prep items that you MUST get. Before you get started. I highly recommend it.

THE DUST

I wanted to knock down this wall, since the second I walked into this house.  I felt like this wall obstructed the view to the back of the house and really divided the kitchen, entry and living room areas…and…it’s finally coming down.

THE DUST

THE DUST

Originally, I was going to square off this corner and place my microwave there, hidden. Those plants quickly changed.

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Taking down the sheetrock alone was such a huge change, I could already tell that it was a good decision. That this was going to open up the space in my home.

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They brought down the wall!!!

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7 Comments

  1. Brittney January 11, 2018 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Renovations are so exciting! I love all the pictures!

  2. LeeAnn January 12, 2018 at 1:30 am - Reply

    I would love to knock out a partial wall that separates my living and dining areas! Can’t wait to see your finished project!

  3. Dayana January 12, 2018 at 2:15 am - Reply

    Very nice! That darn wall had to come off! Good call, I can tell it is going to look so much better when you are done. Best of luck!
    Dayana

  4. Jasmine Hewitt January 12, 2018 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    I really wish i could renovate my kitchen but it’s just not designed for walls to be taken down 🙁

    • Melissa sanchez January 16, 2018 at 1:01 am - Reply

      Awe! Thanks stinks that you cannot remove walls, but there are little updates that you might be able to do in your kitchen!

  5. Raquel ⎪One Bad Madre January 12, 2018 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    I love renovation projects, can’t wait to see the after!

    • Melissa sanchez January 16, 2018 at 1:00 am - Reply

      right!?! I can’t wait until the “after” as well. We are SO close! Working on sheetrock this week & Painting cabinets next week.

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