Isn’t it amazing how things start out simply enough and then grow, and grow, and grow? For us it all started with this:
What you are looking at is our floor. This runs through our hallways, kitchen, and dining area, we have a country kitchen. The flooring is original to the home which is now 40 plus years old.
The metal strips, and there are more, are hiding cracks and curling edges. Because of this we decided that we need to replace the floor. OK.
But wait, if you look at out kitchen cabinets they are original to the house as well.
They have seen better days as you can see.
Well, if we replace the floor surely the cabinets will look shabby so shouldn’t we get new cabinets as well? So now we are replacing floor and cabinets. Anything else?
Let’s look at the counter top – Formica and once again original.
Now we are up to floor, cabinets, and counter tops. What else?
If we look up we can see cracks in the ceiling. We originally had radiant heat and that caused some cracks in the ceiling.
If the floor looks good shouldn’t the ceiling look good as well?
As far as appliances go the only one we need to replace is the dishwasher. It is original and we never used it. I would be afraid of what would happen if we tried to use it.
So, what started as replacing the floor has turned into a complete kitchen remodel. We have had measurements taken so our next step is to meet with the designer and make some choices.
Wish us luck. I will keep you informed.