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When we purchased this house it had the outdated light pine cabinets. They even had the wood blinds to match. While that was okay for a little while, I cringed every time I looked at them. The cabinets were in great shape except the crown molding would need to be replaced and hardware added. We also had the tile in the kitchen, hall, bathrooms, dining area and laundry room removed during the kitchen remodel.

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Flooring

As you can see above is the before photos of our kitchen remodel. The tile would have stayed possibly if it was not cracked and literally falling to pieces when we walked over it. If you have ever replaced tile, you know it is a complete mess. Dust was over everything, nothing was safe. I am still finding tile in my carpet after 6 months. We even found tile stuck in the ceiling! They don’t tell you about the part where you will be cleaning for months after. We had to wash every single dish we owned before no place is safe.

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After the tile was removed, the painting team came in and got to work. They removed all the cabinets, sanded them down and them painted them in our garage to hang and dry. I went with Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore. I really wanted a modern farm house look.

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The Cabinets

The kitchen cabinets took about 1 week to sand, prime, paint and dry before they were able to hang them back up and install hardware. They are holding up really well and happy we hired professionals to paint them. It would have taken me so long to do this all myself. The flooring should have taken 1-2 weeks but we had a ton of issues to get resolved. We are very pleased with the end result but it took a lot to get it done right.

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Progress

We are not fully finished with the kitchen. We still need to install a back splash. Before we can do that we need to install new counter tops. I want the back splash to be white subway tile like in the master bath. I have not decided on counter tops just yet. Either a white marble, light granite or wood butcher block is in the running. What would you do?

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