In my last post I shared with you my kitchen renovation inspiration board.
We are slowly renovating the kitchen in sections as we have the budget for it. First up was my work station area. If you forgot what this space looked like here is a reminder from when we purchased the home. Yikes! The yellow was BLINDING!!!
After an overall wall paint job I started by painting all of the cabinets in black. I also added some gorgeous hardware to add interest. I knew what my end goal for the space was but also knew it couldn’t happen for awhile. Painting the cabinets made such a huge difference and helped make the space more livable until the real changes could happen!
As I mentioned in my previous post, I am trading services with a friend. He is completing my projects for me and I am doing his kitchen cabinets for him and his beautiful wife! It’s a great win/win for both of us and is saving us both a lot of time and money.
Removing the Kitchen Soffit
Now on to the fun part- getting rid of the soffit above my work space. Thankfully since we live in a ranch home, there wasn’t a lot of plumbing or electrical hidden in this space. I will never understand why builders put these soffits in when they aren’t needed! Who wants to lose out on that open space?! Not me!
I won’t go into a huge tutorial on how to remove a soffit- you can find some great tutorials online if you search. Here is a good one from www.prettyhandygirl.com.
Chris removed all of the cabinets from the space for protection and started tearing through the drywall. He briefly climbed up into the attic to push the insulation off to the side.
While he was removing the soffit he also moved the electrical around to allow for the sconces that will be added.
Here is the space all patched up and ready to be mudded! This step took a few different applications as Chris had to re-texture the ceiling to match the rest of the kitchen. It’s not the easiest of jobs but it makes such a tremendous difference just having that extra foot of space!
Next on the agenda is tiling up to the ceiling, adding sconces and finishing my “faux” concrete counter. It’s all happening already so check back soon to see the finished space!