Friday, April 27, 2012

Building the Ikea Cabinets

The downstairs kitchen is huge, so we had lots of cabinets to build. We will also be building a kitchen island with a sink and dishwasher.

We had lots of practice putting together Ikea cabinets, so we are pros at building these now.

The rail is installed on the walls to hand the upper cabinets.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tile Floor in the Downstairs Kitchen

Now that the walls and ceiling are painted in the kitchen, we can work on the tile floor.

Kitchen floor all cleaned and prepped for tile.

This is what we finished in one day.

We finished the rest of the tile the next weekend.

Cut outs for the HVAC vents.

Then the next weekend we did the grout.

Grout dried and we added curtains for privacy.
The next step is to start installing the kitchen cabinets.  Once again we are using Ikea cabinets, so we need to build them first.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Painting the Downstairs Kitchen

Once the upstairs kitchen was mostly done, we decided to start on the downstairs kitchen.  We wanted to prime and pain the downstairs kitchen prior to installing the tile.

Before the walls were primed.

Before the walls were primed.

After the walls were primed.

Primed walls and ceiling painted white.

The walls were painted with a light green paint.

Light green paint on the walls.  The window and door print will be painted later.

We will eventually add crown molding where the walls meet the ceiling.
Next we prepare to install the tile floor in the kitchen.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Putting the upstairs kitchen together...

Once the butcher block counter tops were done; it was time to install them. We also installed most of the cabinet doors and appliances at that time.


We will need to install a backsplash for the kitchen wall above the counters.  We were thinking about installing ceramic subway tile or something similar.  But then we came across the idea of using tin ceiling tiles for the backsplash.  We ordered some samples, and these our favorite colors.

Next we will need to decide on the kitchen backsplash, also and install the handles and knobs on the kitchen cabinets.