Tallahassee Kitchen Remodel

Well, well, well. Haven’t posted a remodeling story in awhile but we have definitely been busy the past 2.5 weeks. We recently got back from Paris and Brussels (future blog post) and just listed our Tallahassee house on the market (please, please, please sell fast). But today it is all about where the magic happens, the kitchen.

We bought our Tallahassee house in September 2020 and it took us 2.5 years to finish the remodel. It was a big project – new floors, all new paint, a new bathroom, a refurbished bathroom, and a new kitchen. That blog post is coming soon but lets focus on the kitchen.

Here is our 1979 kitchen (below)! It doesn’t look bad in the pictures but it is a Monet – not bad from a distance but lots of problems up close. The tile backsplash was haphazardly put on with jagged edges and randomly cut tiles. The countertop around the sink wasn’t level so water leaked everywhere when you did dishes. I really liked the vintage wall oven but you couldn’t fit a full size cookie sheet in it so it wasn’t very practical. This was a complete remodel.

Time for demo. Everything came out without much fanfare but that leaky sink I mentioned above caused us some problems. Adam had to cutout all of the rotted/molded drywall and replace that section.

Here are the before and after photos so you can get a true appreciation of the changes.

Here’s a few more photos from different angles.

We wanted to keep the remodel as practical as possible, aka CHEAP. Don’t get me wrong, we wanted a quality remodel but no extra bells and whistles. We still did the soft close drawers and cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and quartz counters. We saved money by keeping the existing layout, existing tile floors, and scaling back on upper cabinets. I knew we were not going to keep this house so it didn’t make sense to design it as if I would be living there long-term. I really like the layout of this kitchen, with three distinct work areas; the refrigerator, stove and sink are all spread out and don’t impede on each other. The peninsula gets used all the time.

I can’t wait to show you the pictures of the whole house remodel. It is dramatically different! But I need a break. I am exhausted. But, I can’t stop. Once we sell our house in Tallahassee, I want to sell our condo in Alexandria and buy a townhouse.

Next time I’ll tell you all about Paris.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s