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How to start the kitchen renovation process + gram update

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Does your kitchen need a makeover? Today I am going to share how to start the kitchen renovation process. If you have been following us for a while, you know we gutted our kitchen two summers ago and added new cabinets, flooring and countertops. We tore down walls and made the biggest mess. It wasn’t pleasant but wow, it was sure worth it. We actually did the work ourselves but that is not always feasible for the average homeowner. Today I am sharing a great resource that can help you soup to nuts with a kitchen renovation. Whether you are just replacing a floor or cabinets, Sears Home Services has you covered.

How to start a kitchen renovation process

I know when we were thinking about renovating our 1960’s style kitchen, we were a little overwhelmed with what we wanted, how big to make it and how we were going to address structural details. For us, we ripped down a wall which meant we needed to address the existing header in the kitchen and that involved an engineer who specialized in ensuring the structural integrity of the house. Sears Home Services can help you with everything right down to choosing paint colors. 

One of the hurdles that we had to overcome  was choosing the right kind of counter top and I seriously couldn’t have written this article any better myself. Sears Home Services spells out How to Choose a Countertop with the pro’s and con’s and it’s a must read if you are considering new countertops. 

How to start the Kitchen Renovation Process

How to start the kitchen renovation process | How to choose a countertop | Pros and Cons

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. Trust the experts at Sears for all of your kitchen remodeling needs. Sears Home Services offers great kitchen remodeling services for any budget. We discuss all your options during a free in-home consultation,and you get your own project manager to handle all the details from start to finish. Countertops, cabinets, flooring, hardware and accessories all come together to create a kitchen worth smiling over. One of the biggest complaints I hear from readers is that their kitchen is outdated and not in style anymore.  If you are looking for ideas, sign up for your FREE in-home design consultation and see what Sears Home Services has to offer. It’s free, so why not take advantage of it? 

Our kitchen renovation reveal {before & after} This is an amazing before and after transformation. Gorgeous white cabinets, harmon pendants, quartzite super white counters and backsplash.

One of the biggest hurdles is deciding how to create an amazing Kitchen Layout. Check out this kitchen article which gives you 9 different kitchen layout options. I personally like the one with the island. We LOVE our island and it’s literally where everyone congregates in our home. The only down fall to an island is everyone drops all their stuff on it! -ha. Everyone in our house seems to think it’s a great place for their book bags, mail, computers or whatever else seems to be in their hands as they walk through the kitchen ;). How to start the kitchen renovation process

A few of the issues that we ran into when renovating our kitchen was the different ceiling heights in the two rooms (where we tore down the wall), leveling the floor, what type of floor was best for our existing subfloor and how to make the cabinets appear taller because our ceiling height is a little under the standard the 8′ foot ceiling height. I found a great article on the Sears Home Services site that address many of these issues and gives some great tips on How to Design the Ultimate Kitchen

Our kitchen renovation reveal {before & after} This is an amazing before and after transformation. Gorgeous white cabinets, harmon pendants, quartzite super white counters and backsplash.

You can see our full kitchen renovation from start to finish by checking out our kitchen renovation series.

Here are some pictures during the chaos.

Our kitchen renovation series {installing new cabinets}

Before we took down the wall.
DIY Kitchen Renovation {ripping down wall}. Bye Bye 1960's kitchen

After we took down the wall.

DIY Kitchen Renovation {ripping down wall}. Bye Bye 1960's kitchen

The kitchen now.

Our kitchen renovation reveal {before & after} This is an amazing before and after transformation. Gorgeous white cabinets, harmon pendants, quartzite super white counters and backsplash.

Now is the time to spruce up your kitchen before the holidays and Sears Home Services has some great promotions going on right now, not to mention the Free Design Consult I mentioned earlier. 

Save $500 on kitchen remodels of $1,500 or more. Offer valid through 10/31/2017. Not valid on prior sales or in combination with any other offer.

Save $500 on cabinet replacement or refacing purchases of $1,500 or more.Offer valid through 10/31/2017. Not valid on prior sales or in combination with any other offer

Save $250 on countertop only purchases of $1,500 or more. Offer valid through 10/31/2017. Not valid on prior sales or in combination with any other offer.

Up to 12 month Special Financing available on installed Flooring purchases over $1,500. Offer good through 10/31/2017. Not valid on prior sales or in combination with any other offer.

Be sure to check out our 2 other Sears Home Services posts regarding your HVAC and The Top Home Improvement Projects that bring value to your home. Hopefully you found some great tips on how to start the kitchen renovation process and you are well on your way to start your own kitchen project. On another note, my gram was transported last Friday to a rehab facility to determine if they can help her build up her strength in her leg where they found a cancerous tumor. As of today, she is working on maneuvering from a bed to a wheelchair without putting pressure on her bad leg. Many of you know, she is in the same Nursing Home facility where my grandfather is so they get to visit with each other daily. Although my grandfather has been driving her crazy. -ha. There rooms are a short distance from each other on the same floor and he leaves and comes back every 1/2 hour -ha. She has an appointment soon with her Oncologist at Dana Farber this coming week so hopefully we will know what, if any, treatment options are available. Thank you for your continued support for my gram ;).  

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sears Home Renovations . All opinions and words are 100% my own. 

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4 Comments

  1. I’m glad to hear grams is doing better. 🙂

  2. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers. Thanks for the great posts.