The rip, strip and rebuild of the kitchen ate seven weeks. That's a long time cooking out of a guest room, drinking ramen boiled on a nightstand as the drill bores. Smoked a fair amount of dust, but was worth it at completion. Still remember the first time I lit the gas, grinning as I wokked a spicy batch of Pad Thai.
After. Even the painting was fed through the remixer:
Goals for the reboot:
- Be smart with the available 100 square feet. Kill clutter and chop it down to the basics.
- Open things up by reducing the number of cabinets, shrinking appliances and deleting the soffit and ceiling fan. Recessed lights for a smooth finish up top.
- Install a robot that cooks and mops up messes, a.k.a. Rosie.
- Move the dishwasher from the random corner to a slot beside the sink.
- Build a slim table to fit the space without dominating.
- Create a warm look that's different than what I typically see out there.
It turned out just right, hit all the goals but one. Nice work, contractor Dave!
Time to shutdown this reboot series with before and after photos.
Smurf blue/IKEA shakedown:
Everything was cramped, camera flash included:
Not so fresh feeling no more:
The fridge needs more
crap artwork on it:
Yeah, the kitchen will never be this clean again. Ever. See fridge above.
Build phase, slurping slimy ramen from a nightstand:
Thanks for hanging with me on the rebuild!