Friday, April 24, 2015

New Kitchen & Bathroom…happy, happy, joy joy !

this is what our kitchen looked like when we moved in a few years ago….

kitchen 01

Left side….


Right side….

you might think, it looks ok…

and that is what I thought when we bought the condo… I always new we would do something special with it, new doors maybe…well the doors are all over painted with drips etc… not well done at all, counters are old Formica painted over… and under the sink has mold… waters been off for 5 months, not something I recommend… lol

We have put up with it all for 6 years now, time for a new kitchen…


so we did it, we when to Home Depot and worked with a Kitchen designer… and ordered a New Kitchen !


It is Kraftmaid, Black onyx……

these are the drawings

Left Side, to the ceiling !Makely_sink1

with a set of 3 drawers on the left Makely_sink2


Right side, up to ceiling with special pull out food closet !


and another set of 3 drawers on the stove side too !



After ordering, we have 8 weeks to get ready, we started with painting the ceiling… blue, I have always wanted a blue ceiling…


this is the back wall with shelving and artwork…


so we covered it all, why I’m not sure but we did.



our cat coco must inspect all our work



she loves to check out everything we do…


blue on the ceiling did not have to go to the far left because the new cupboards are going to the ceiling




right side done

Colour Benjamin Moore, 2138-60 Gray Cashmere


Next was the floor, I have always told clients….. never live or design around someone else's tiles, flooring, wall to wall carpet etc. that you do not like. 

You will never truly love your new room if you do that, never !

so people the floor just had to go……

Before… with the taped up moldy under sink cupboard….


bye, bye bad tiles and grout…


After, down to concrete….




Now the tile started at the front door, into the bathroom and kitchen…

Entrance hallway, before


After, all tiles gone… we are back to concrete !


now we did have one other problem with the kitchen… mold under the sink… so we left the condo for 4 days (staying at a hotel) and had a special company take out the whole cupboard on the bottom sink left side of the kitchen…

right side sink wall

then had an electrician redo all the weird bits of switches…

a plumber redo the water lines that were just pulled off by the mold cleaning company….leaving them a mess…

and then we had it covered in new blue gypsum

 drywall done

Bathroom floor





now as you can see above the vanity in the bathroom is original to the condo… so it is going too…  to be replaced by a match to the kitchen… again happy dance for sure, right ?




this was to be the vanity but they could not do drawers on one side so it will be 2 doors …

that's all for now, I will keep you in the loop and let you know how things are going in the next few days


  1. Hooray! Looking forward to seeing the end result! x Maria

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