We bought a fixer-upper. In my bright eyed youth all I saw in this kitchen was ceiling height and potential. And, then I lived with it and learned to loath it as I waited to remodel…

I will just say when I moved in the refrigerator was under the range hood, the range was electric, and the nasty plastic laminate counter top had a twenty-eight inch crack in it – made worse by my setting down a hot pan thinking it was granite.

A little pick me up, the road to restoration –

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  1. October 4, 2012

    OH-MY-GOD. What the hell was that ‘brick effect’ thing around the range? Cruel and unusual…

    • October 4, 2012

      It was an IKEA abomination slapped in poorly by some house flippers in the early nineties. The “brick effect” loomed over everything and when we tore it down we found a nicely scaled hood underneath — I had to post a picture because no one would believe how UGLY it was otherwise.

      • October 4, 2012

        ‘Ugly’ is generous- it looks borderline criminal to me. I like the look of what’s coming. The cabinet skeletons look very solid and well made. Putting some space between the range and the side wall is also a great idea. I have a very similar configuration. You always need a place for utensils to the right of range šŸ˜€

    • October 4, 2012

      A tragic comedy. I can only hope whoever put it in is wandering around Hades now. šŸ˜‰

  2. October 4, 2012

    “It was an IKEA abomination slapped in poorly by some house flippers in the early nineties.” Not that hideous House Flipper, Jeff Lewis with the collagen lips I hope!

    • October 4, 2012

      I think if it had been Jeff we would have had glass subway tile and black walnut stained cabinets… And, there would have been a psychic lurking somewhere telling us something inscrutable like cows, collagen, milk of life šŸ˜‰

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