You may remember back when I wrote this post daydreaming about what our kitchen will look like some day. Well, lately I've been ironing out the details of what exactly we need to do to make the dream come true! We haven't started any construction, or even painting yet, but I have a much more specific plan to share with you. You can go back to my original post to see actual pictures of the kitchen (it's messy. no judging.) and here is a drawing of the current floor plan:
We're starting with white walls, honey colored cabinets, a warped laminate countertop, and not enough storage or counter space. Because we need to keep costs down as much as possible, we are avoiding major construction and working with the existing kitchen as much as we can. This means we will be keeping the current layout of the appliances and sink so we don't have to move any electrical or plumbing, keeping the flooring (which is pretty new) and giving the existing cabinets a coat of paint. Here are the changes we plan to make that will transform our existing kitchen into the kitchen of our dreams:
It's not even going to look like the same room, is it? Here are the specifics:
1. Concrete countertops - We plan to DIY our own! I am SO excited about this. I was hoping for a nice, durable countertop and we should be able to pull this off for even less than a laminate top would be. My inspiration from the top and rough directions came from this blog post by Kelly Moore. Based on the size and cost of their project, I'm hoping our tops will end up in the $150-200 range.