Kitchen Reno Part I: The Demo

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen a few of my posts about our kitchen renovation. We bought our first home at the end of August 2014. Like many first time homeowners, we purchased a fixer upper. We bought a home that had things we needed, things we wanted (main floor laundry!), and things that needed to be fixed. The first big project on our list was what I call The Mismatched Kitchen.

As you can see, we had some 1950’s and 1990’s cabinets going on! I’m happy to say that a good majority of the cabinets, the old sink, the cabinet doors, and other materials have been passed onto other individuals to be re-purposed or reused for their own projects. In fact, I saved a couple of the cabinet doors to make chalk boards.
A photo posted by Farrah (@farrah_afm) on Feb 14, 2015 at 6:08pm PST
The renovation was probably the easiest part. Since I’m pregnant, I didn’t take part in much of this. My husband and his friend ripped out most everything in a weekend. I know they had a lot of fun doing it! We’re a month in and nearly done with the project at this point…be sure to stay tuned!

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  1. March 27, 2015 / 10:04 am

    How exciting this is. I would love to re-do certain parts of my house.

  2. March 27, 2015 / 11:59 am

    Renovations can be a handful. We've been renovating numerous parts of our rental house (we have such low rent that it is worth renovating since we will be living here for a long time) and the kitchen is one that is taking the longest and we haven't touched it in 2 years and I'm not even pregnant haha. Good luck renovating 🙂

  3. March 27, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    I remember redoing our kitchen. We had some 1970s cabinets. It was so nice to get them out!

  4. March 27, 2015 / 7:17 pm

    We are doing renovations and they are so much fun, after the fact. One thing I ALWAYS forget to do, is take before pictures.

  5. March 27, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    I cannot wait to see the finished work! Sounds like it is going to be amazing!

  6. March 27, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    It's so refreshing to get started on projects like this. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

  7. March 27, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    Oh man, renovation is a huge process for sure. Good luck to ya, the end result is always worth it.

  8. March 27, 2015 / 11:40 pm

    Definitely exciting!! This reminds me of one of my old kitchens.

  9. March 28, 2015 / 12:00 am

    This is very exciting. It is always fun to make something more fun and fresh. Amber N

  10. March 28, 2015 / 2:01 am

    Can't wait to see the finished results! We are about done with our basement, and I can't wait. I'm starting to hate home reno!

  11. March 28, 2015 / 10:13 am

    I would love to see the final result of this. I'm actually buying a new home myself and the one I saw I might have to do the same thing with.

  12. March 28, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    Oh how exciting! I wish we owned so we could do this. Our kitchen is awful and so outdated. Can't wait to see the end result!

  13. March 28, 2015 / 1:23 pm

    How exciting! Remodeling might be a lot a work but the reward is so pleasing. Good luck with your renovation.

  14. March 28, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    I would love to reno our kitchen and bathrooms. I think the demo part would be the most fun. Can't wait to see the result.

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