One Room Challenge Kitchen Remodel Week 8-The Final Reveal!

I can’t believe its finally done! I don’t know about any of you, but when we start a house project in the moment it feels like it will never end. I’m so happy with how our kitchen turned out and I can’t stop looking at it. It is so much brighter and looks bigger even though we didn’t change the footprint at all. In case you forgot, this is what the kitchen used to look like…..

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One Room Challenge Kitchen Remodel Week 7- It’s all in the Details

It’s the final week of the one room challenge and I just finished all of the caulking, grouting and painting! This isn’t the most exciting step to share about although very transformative. Below are several before and afters to show just how important this step is to making the space look finished and polished.

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One Room Challenge Kitchen Remodel-Week 5/6 Backsplash & Shiplap


I can’t believe we are already at the end of week 6! These last two weeks have been very transformative for the space and I can’t wait to share it all with you. We are soooo close to being done and it looks better than I could have ever imagined. As I mentioned in a previous post, we ended up ripping out or old backsplash and decided to install a new one. This was a hard decision since there was nothing wrong with our backsplash, but I knew that in order to get the look I was going for it had to go. We went with an elongated matte white subway tile and chose to lay it in a herringbone pattern to add more interest. This was a decision that I regretted several times as we were laying it! Ultimately, I am really glad we went with herringbone now that it is all done. I should add that this is a much more time consuming way to lay tile due to all of the angled cuts vs if we would have done it in a classic subway. Having the right tools was essential to getting this job done right. Below is a list of items we used and highly recommend if you are trying to do a project like this yourself:

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One Room Challenge Kitchen Remodel-Week 4

It’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens. This is flying by and I’m excited to share some of the finishes we picked out with you guys!

Selecting Finishes

This has to be one of my favorite parts of the process. I enjoy searching for the perfect pieces to put together and bring my vision to life. Sometimes it can be frustrating when I have an idea of what I want but can’t find it anywhere or it doesn’t exist. But when I eventually do find what works it all just falls into place.

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One Room Challenge Kitchen Remodel-Week 3

Getting Started

Now that we have the plans drawn it was time to fabricate! Our cabinet maker, aka my brother programed the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine based on the rendering we drew up. To put it simply, this machine uses computerized controls and routers to remove layers of material as well as cut out whatever shapes are programmed. We used large slabs of MDF (medium density fiberboard), which is an engineered wood product made by breaking down wood into wood fibers and binding it into panels using high pressure and temperature. Sorry for nerding out a bit but I thought that was some interesting info. I hate acronyms without an explanation

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