Last Saturday, Ben was baking banana bread while the boys and I ate waffles at the dining table. Ben got annoyed talking around the upper cabinets separating the kitchen and dining rooms. He jokingly said he wanted to take the cabinets down. After a second, I said, “Go for it!” I thought about where we could move our plates, bowls and cups. After breakfast, I cleared the cabinets out and moved everything to our newly empty cabinets thanks to Jen’s 30 in 30 challenge.
Then, Ben got his drill and started removing the cabinet doors.
After the doors, the cabinets came down.
It was a quick process. If only our entire kitchen renovation would go as quickly. Just 18 screws, 5 minutes, and a little dancing to get a brighter, more open kitchen.
Now, we have a nice, open view to the dining room.
It’s amazing that the kitchen is so much brighter without the divider. Remember the old view?
Just for kicks, I asked Ben to hold one of the cabinets against the wall, just to get a feel for the new cabinet layout. This one is larger than what we’ll actually have.
The walls behind the cabinets haven’t been painting and to be honest, I’m debating whether I want to or not. The screws left a little damage and the holes should be filled. But, I’m lazy and hopefully we’ll start renovating the kitchen this fall, so it won’t last too long. Right? Most likely, I’ll get sick of looking at the mismatched paint and touch it up. We’ll see. Haha.
Now you’ve seen the results of our impulse decision. It’s strange to go to the cabinet to grab a cup for Vincent and see plates. We’ll get used to it soon.
Have you made any impulse home renovations lately? Did you paint? Retile? Maybe you did a little demo work?