Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Our Future Kitchen

Wooden walls. Wooden floors. Wooden ceiling. Wooden doors. I guess the theme of the current "kitchen" in the dog-trot is wood. But one day soon, this room will serve as Grand Central Station in the Lewis house.

Here is what she looks like as of today....

And here is a photo of a modern kitchen that *almost* looks like our kitchen post-restoration.

So what must we do span the gap between the two? Here's the game plan.

1) new electrical wiring. (to be completed by a professional.)
2) expand doorway between kitchen and living room, creating a cased opening. (hubby)
3) drywall the wall between the kitchen and living room, leave remaining three walls the original wood.
4) install new flooring, as the old flooring must be removed due to deterioration.
5) remove old windows and replace with two BRAND NEW windows. We're restoring fourteen of the original windows by hand, so don't judge us for making this decision. (haha)
6) install "new" kitchen cabinets and countertops, built to match the one original kitchen cabinet that remains intact.
7) have the old ceramic farm sink (that we were given by a dear friend) refinished and installed in custom cabinets.
8) paint, paint, paint.
9) paint some more.
10) purchase and install all new appliances.
11) have a dinner party in celebration of our accomplishment.

So that's the plan in a nutshell. Believe it or not, we hope to do most of the work ourselves. Call us crazy, but we're actually enjoying the time we spend working at SUGAR CREEK. And it's a good thing, too, because there's PLENTY of work that needs to be done!

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