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Sixties Kitchen Remodeling Pictures

A day-by-day diary of our experience remodeling an early 60s kitchen with granite, and kitchen cabinet refacing, ceiling fan, kitchen appliance and more - complete with kitchen remodeling picture gallery.

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Perhaps not quite as extreme as some of the remodeling shows on TV.

But if you had to live with this kitchen for a few years, you'd probably feel as excited we did when the kitchen remodeling project finally began. We decided to remodel the kitchen using granite and cabinet refacing. New kitchen cabinet doors, drawers, and drawer tubs, kitchen lighting, ceiling fan, and each kitchen appliance was replaced - the works.


You will find here in Kitchen Remodeling Pictures, a detailed description of everything before, during and after the project. A daily breakdown of the progress with kitchen pictures, commentary and speculation on the next days episode.


We had talked to some other turnkey companies that wouldn't waiter you a glass of water for less than 100k - well, that's an exaggeration, but you get the idea. That would be money down the drain - we're not talking about a luxury home in Blackhawk after all.


Since the cabinets will be refaced instead of replaced, the cost of this project will easily pay off in property value. Since this is an early sixties home, the cabinets are made of solid wood instead of particle board or plywood. But the cabinets, although structurally sound, were surface tired with old coatings, ancient knob rings, lame hinges barely hung the door, let alone provide a positive closing force. And then there was there's those useless detents that are supposed to hold a door closed - Pffft!


A kitchen island whas highly desierable, but but due to the limited space in a galley floor plan, the island idea would have required expensive major construction, and a wall moved. So a kitchen island would have to wait.


But now our start date is finally here. We have been anticipating this kitchen remodel for weeks, and now that it's underway, we're practically shoot sparks every day over the progress. Please see the kitchen pictures below.

Kitchen photos Before:

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Our own preparations for this remodeling project were almost like moving out altogether - well, not really, but it is similar, in that it was about double the effort I initially thought. Everything ! gets cleared out of the kitchen. Everything out of the kitchen cabinets, the drawers, and every other nook and cranny - everything.


Also like moving, you get to live (kitchen wise) out of boxes for almost two weeks while the remodeling is being done. On the other hand, what better excuse to binge on the local fast food favorites :) Add in a big indoor dog, a couple of indoor cats, and all of their needs, and it can get a bit hectic to say the least.


There's another benefit too. When my wife and I married a few years ago, we doubled our accumulated kitchen junk into one home. During the kitchen clear out, we segregated shelve full of cups, dishes, silverware, and on and on, into donation and garbage piles.


Think of this, when the kitchen remodeling is done, not only will it be beautiful, but spacious as well - plenty of shelf space will surely abound. What's that law of physics that says 'your stuff expands to fill the amount of space available???'. Hope you enjoy todays kitchen remodeling pictures, and look forward to the kitchen cabinet refacing, kitchen appliance, and ceiling fan pictures as well.


If you are considering a new kitchen remodeling project, you might want to read these articles on budgeting, DIY, and return on investment. They're short, to the point, and worth reading before you start.



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