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How We DIY’d Our Way to Real Granite Countertops

We have a working kitchen sink!  And dishwasher!  And we finally have countertops (granite, I may add).  Aside from some painting, a subway tile backsplash, and open shelving we’re going to install above the sink, our kitchen is pretty much complete.  Being that we moved in a few weeks ago (amidst the construction scene), this is FANTASTIC news.  I’m so excited to start cooking again. The most challenging part of our duplex rehab so far was these granite countertops.  You normally don’t hear...

A Kitchen in the Making

We have a kitchen!  Well, a kitchen in the making might be a better way to describe it… but it’s well on its way. Our appliance delivery was scheduled for last Saturday morning, which meant we had a ton of work to do before then.  Most importantly, we needed to have the floor installed.  But before the floor could be installed, we needed to have the base cabinets installed.  Before the base cabinets could be installed, the upper cabinets needed to be installed. ...

Duplex Update: Kitchen Design

Welcome back, friends.  I hope you are having a wonderful week!  We’ve been staying very busy at the house and actually have some good news this time.  Our kitchen layout is finalized, cabinets are ordered, and appliances are purchased!  There’s no looking back now. We showed you some photos of the kitchen in our last post, but haven’t shared the full floor plan.  Here’s my unprofessional attempt to make one (don’t judge!).   Those wall openings to the left of the cabinets and the...

Too Many Pests in the Kitchen

It’s been another eventful week over here at the new duplex.  Last week, we demo’d the majority of the house except for the kitchen and bathroom.  This time around, our target was the kitchen.  What we found in there was even worse than the rest of the house!  I’m hoping there’s going to be an end to these terrible surprises soon, but I’m not holding my breath. We’ll start here with a quick glance at what our kitchen looked like...

Before and After: A $387 Budget Kitchen Update

UPDATE! We were featured on Country Living (check it out here) and The Kitchn (see here)! Well folks, we’ve finished our kitchen mini-update which means it’s time for some before & after photos!  In our last two posts, we shared how we updated the cabinets and added a backsplash.  We also swapped out the old ivory switch plates for new metal ones, which made a huge difference.  We went with the Style Selections brand at Lowe’s because it was the least expensive, but still...