Forced kitchen remodel of 2020

Dishwasher leaked a few months ago and ruined the floor and some of the cabinets. When we tore up the floor, we found moldy linoleum and asbestos.

Around the same time we had a leak from the upstairs bathroom that messed up the ceiling in the kitchen and bathroom.

It has taken quite a while to resolve these issues and we are possibly about 2/3s of the way through it.

Along the way, here are some of the things that have had to happen:

Move everything out of the kitchen into the living room.

Have asbestos abatement folks come to remove the flooring.

Fix plumbing and electrical issues.

Tear out parts of the floor and ceiling, molding and trim, repair drywall.

Tons of other little things my husband did that I am sure I am forgetting.

Choose cabinets, counter, backsplash tile, sink, faucet, aux faucet, water filter system, dishwasher, fridge, flooring, vent hood, paint for walls and ceiling.

Tear out cabinets and counter.

Haul to dump.

Repair ceiling, walls, spackle, prime, texture, paint.

Here are some in progress photos, first with the living room turned kitchen:

Snack station with hot water and coffee grinder

Containers, tea, toaster over and rice cooker.

Coffee table with microwave, convection oven, paper plates and bowls.

Silverware, popular tools, and laundry bin full of kitchen towels, on top the the printer

Prepared, jarred and canned foods in front of fireplace that’s off for the summer.

Fridge in living room along with popular pans (on top), knives and spices.

Enter the kitchen! Cardboard on the floor to protect it.

Oven/stove hangs out feeling perplexed and alone, card table covered and surrounded with tools. Shelving being torn down as I write this.

Utility sink and card table

Newer update! Cabinets gone


We expect to have cabinets installed in less than a week, but since we chose to go with a more high end counter from a different company than the one that’s doing our cabinets, it will take several sink-less weeks before we get the counter and sink in place.

One thought on “Forced kitchen remodel of 2020

  1. Wow! I’m sorry you’re having to deal with that, but it’s good that you are getting rid of the mold problem and fixing plumbing and electrical issues before there are more problems. And it sounds like you will have a nice kitchen in the end.

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