Howdy! As you know, we've been working on preparing our kitchen and family room for a drastic makeover. Our first big task was to knock down the wall separating the two rooms, which involved lots of muscle, an engineer, a permit, and a contractor.
This past week has been all about finalizing the prep work for the supporting beam, and having it installed.
We also hooked ourselves up with a Bagster for all the trash, only $40 at The Home Depot. It costs about $200 to have a truck pick up the bag when full, but we calculated that it would still be more economical than renting a container for an undetermined amount of time.
It's truly amazing to see how much of a difference one wall (or lack thereof) can make. Our kitchen already feels SO much bigger.
First major task is done. Next up - raising all of the plumbing in the kitchen ceiling so that it sits between the joists and leads into one of the kitchen walls. Guess what that means? Kitchen cabinets are coming down! Gulp. Say goodbye, old kitchen!