Several months ago we decided it was time to upgrade our kitchen. The last time it was done was before we moved in- 30ish years before. The lighting is awful, breakers frequently trip, and the flooring is starting to come up from wear. When we discussed the re-do, we also decided to get the best quality replacements we could afford and do as much of the labor as we can ourselves. Keep in mind that DH is only home 3 or 4 days a month. And we are not carpenters. AND we are not rolling in the dough. So we went into the project knowing it was going to take a very long time to complete it. And we're good with that- we aren't going anywhere and our kids are out of the house. The only ones being inconvenienced are ourselves.
So, here's my honest-to-goodness mess right now.
We emptied the top cabinets and they're all torn out. I found things in there I'd forgotten we used to use. The old wallpaper behind some of them was kind of neat, too.
I know kitchen remodeling isn't necessarily a homesteading topic. But in a few months I'll be straining goat milk, washing garden produce, and learning to pressure can. In. This. Kitchen. For real.