Kitchen,  Renovations

DIY Kitchen Renovations

DIY kitchen renovation
DIY kitchen renovation

I totally gutted the kitchen and replaced it with the set shown below. This was a fairly straight forward job. The hardwood flooring went in later. The cabients are made from Newfoundland Birch, with a natural finish. The cabinet system was part of a kitchen manufacturer’s store display and I purchased it at a 60% discount price. Luckily all the parts fit with two base cabinets left over.

 

We had found ourselves in a kitchen cabinet showroom one day, thinking about renovating our home. One of the solid wood kitchens caught our attention, not only for its beauty but for its shape. It was a perfect footprint for our home. As per my usual demeanor, I asked the salesman if any of the showcased kitchens were for sale. I like asking questions like that. Its like placing a cold call, you just throw the question out there and see what happens. I think I caught him off guard. Come to learn that they were just about to remove that showcase for another newer style.

“Cash price. How much?”, I asked.

Well it turned out to be very worthwhile. I snapped up the opportunity and probably saved $10,000. 🙂 What’s not to love about that!

Now its time to get busy demolishing the old, to bring in the new.

DIY kitchen reno
DIY kitchen reno – bulk heads and uppers removed.
DIY kitchen reno
DIY kitchen reno

Bulkheads removed.

DIY kitchen reno
DIY kitchen reno

You just never know what you’ll find when you peel up old flooring.

DIY kitchen reno
DIY kitchen reno

Ready to install the new cabinets.

DIY kitchen reno
DIY kitchen reno

Even the countertop from the showroom fit perfectly.. well, a few tweaks were necessary.

DIY kitchen reno
DIY kitchen reno
DIY kitchen renovation
2004 DIY kitchen renovation

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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