The Kitchen Makeover That Began With a Dance Party

The Kitchen Makeover That Began With a Dance Party

Renovation Diary
Aug 22, 2016
(Image credit: Rebekah & Graeme)

Name: Graeme & Rebekah Molloy
Type of Project: Kitchen Remodel
Location: Chautauqua Park, Des Moines, Iowa
Type of building: 1920 Tudor

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Annnnnnd we're off! Week one of Rebekah and Graeme's kitchen remodel is off to a promising start.

From Rebekah & Graeme:

AAAH! It is so beautiful and open!!
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Oh my gosh. We came home to the BEST news. We had originally been told the wall between the kitchen and dining room was load bearing. Although I wanted the ceiling to be seamless, I had come to terms with the idea that we'd be working around a beam. Turns out...it wasn't load bearing!! I couldn't believe it. When we came home to see this magic I was nearly in tears, as it makes such a difference already!! We had a mini dance party right away.

Patchy flooring under the former wall.
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As you can see, the hardwood continue all the way under the former wall (which is not surprising) so we are hoping to patch is with other parts of the floor that will be covered by cabinetry. Once we work that wood in, hopefully you won't even be able to tell there was ever a wall there!

Wall cabinets starting to come out!
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Estimated time for project: 3 weeks
Time remaining: 2.5 weeks
Percent done: 15%

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