In our second episode of Simple Homemade Life, we're sharing our completely gutted kitchen and talk about how we're planning for countertops, flooring, lights, and appliances. For example, we're doing an island and we want to make sure people can get past it. Brian also tells the story of installing the beam, which we can laugh about now. Plus, there are some quick updates on some other parts of the house. Choose watching the video, listening to the podcast version, or reading the transcript!
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In The Farmhouse Kitchen
Above is the kitchen as it was in the tour we took you on in the video, complete with the island mockup and of course the beam. Or should I say infamous beam? We're just glad it all worked out and we can laugh about it now!
When a space is gutted, it's important visually to have some kind of mockups. In this case we needed to know how far the island could go before it would hinder the flow of traffic from the living are to the back rooms.
We also needed to determine the amount of space needed on the sides and between the cabinetry on the back wall.
It was SUPER helpful to see this and realize we would be able to add more cabinets than I originally thought! Plus, seeing the window sizes really helped me to determine what was best with the counters and stove.
In The Addition
We also walked through the addition, which you can see from the kitchen above, sharing a couple of updates.
The actual addition is only 8 feet onto the end of the house - the hallway above, laundry to the right and bathroom to the left are a part of the original structure. Since the whole area was gutted and walls rearranged, so we refer to the whole thing as the addition.
You can see a tour of the house as it was when we bought it here.
You can see what we accomplished the first year here (spoiler - foundation took up most of the year!).
And you can see our year two farmhouse fixer review here.
We're going back to the garden and sharing an easy way to trellis tomatoes, keep them healthy, and harvest painlessly.
See you then!
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Marlene Stephenson says
You have certainly been busy and i can tell, everything is going to be so nice when you are finished. Thank you for sharing and have a nice Memorial Day weekend.
Thank you, Marlene - you, too!
Wow -- you guys have done a LOT of work! And I love that upside down beam. It's things like that that make your house specially your own. I'd probably finish it unsanded! And no matter how you end up needing to do your flooring, you'll always know that the old fir floors are there, part of your home, still doing their job.
So right, Beth - thank you!