It’s been almost 6 years to the day since we closed on our first home. January 30, 2006 Ryan and I signed a bazillion papers,with many dreams, and no clue of what the future held (especially since we weren’t even engaged yet!). Today, exactly 6 years and 3 days later we have a (semi) completely renovated kitchen. The last of many planned renovations over the past six years. Somehow we let the kitchen be the last things on our bucket list for this house. It’s strange to think about it now because this is probably the room I spend the most time in. When we looked at this house on January 8, 2006 at 9am, it was on the market for zero days. We put an offer in at noon. Shortly after our offer was accepted 3 contingent offers followed.
Taking a step back in time, here are some pics of the kitchen on the day we viewed and put our offer on the house:
We put some cosmetic work into the kitchen during the first month we owned it. We knew down the road it would have a gut job but for the time being painting the cabinets and replacing appliances would suffice. Here are progress photos in the first year we owned our home:
That leaves us to 5 years later after the cabinets were painted, the laminate floor was updated, and we purchased new stainless appliances:
Today I am so thankful to finally write about the new granite that was installed in our kitchen on Tuesday! I was at work when Continental Surfaces came for the install, but Ryan was able to work from home and supervise. He totally surprised me and took a bunch of pictures of the install process, yeah!!
The 3 men installed the granite in five separate pieces.
- a 15″ piece to the right of the stubborn oven
- the 61″ piece over our sink area
- a 21″ bridge behind the oven
- a 36″ slab to the left of our fridge
- and a 68″ piece with the corner radius
- build upper cabinet for cabinet addition
- finish white tile backsplash
- nail in and putty/paint last pieces of trim
- build cabinet doors for the bottom addition
- Cabinet/countertop addition: $50
- Floor tile: $300
- Grout and Hardibacker$100
- Stubborn Oven black top: $100
- Granite $2,100
- Total: $2,650