Week 2 of Kitchen Remodel - One Room Challenge Link Up

Hi there!

Well it's been a busy week!  If you missed last week's post about the challenge of remodeling a kitchen in 6 weeks, click here for Week 1.

The kitchen started out like this:

And here it is today:

The overhead hanging cabinets have been removed, and the doors and drawers of the existing cabinets have all been replaced with shaker style fronts.  It's amazing how much more light and airy the kitchen feels without those hanging overhead cabinets!

Extra storage was needed in this tiny kitchen, so we had the cabinet maker create some more space:

Our plan is to have carrera marble countertops, white cabinets and a white tile backsplash like this:

The linoleum floor will also be replaced by hardwood flooring and I'm excited about the new lighting that will be installed.

I created this design board for my clients with some ideas about how it will all pull together:

Next week we hope to have the carrera and tile installed!  

Be sure to check out all the ORC Link Up participants at Calling it Home!

Stay tuned!

One Room Challenge! Linking it up!

Hi all,

I'm so enthused to be able to share that I am joining the One Room Challenge (ORC) as a linking participant.
Linda from Calling it Home created the ORC as a motivational and inspirational six week challenge to get one room designed and finished.  She's invited 20 bloggers, and then spread the love by allowing those of us who would like to link up to participate as well.

So, what is my One Room Challenge?

It's a client's kitchen, that we are going to endeavor to modernize without changing it's footprint.

Here it is before:

What's our goal?

Here's our inspiration:

Traditional Kitchen by Minneapolis Architects & Designers Charlie & Co. Design, Ltd

We're planning on removing the overhead hanging cabinets, painting and refacing the existing cabinetry, replacing the formica with carrera marble slabs, adding a backsplash, new lighting, upgrading appliances, eliminating the vinyl flooring and replacing with hardwood....and creating overall pizazz!

All within a moderate budget!  

Stay tuned for next week!