|Project by JeffS||posted 1229 days ago||1990 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
When my wife and I bought our house, we immediately knew we had to renovate the kitchen (hopefully it’s obvious which is the BEFORE photo!). My wife is a GREAT cook, and I certainly love to eat good food!
This was 5 years ago. My wife and I had just turned 25, married, bought a house…
At the time, we were both working a lot, and my job involved lots of travel, so I was not able to do EVERYTHING on this project (meaning: we bought the cabinets, countertop, and appliances). It really was more of a renovation than a woodworking project, but I credit this project for giving me the confidence that I could maintain a full time+ job and still have time for projects.
It was also my first project in design, especially in regards to all the trim work. My wife laid out the cabinets the way she wanted them, and then it was up to me to make it happen and look ‘right’. The molding above the cabinets was built up in 3 layers.
Quite a lot of time went into deciding what kind of molding and trim to put around the doors and windows. The house is a 1970’s ranch, with standard profile casings for that period. We wanted to turn back the clock a bit and go for some more colonial, distinctive trim work to set the tone as we redo the rest of the house. The door and window trim is made of poplar and stained to compliment the cherry cabinets.
Someday my challenge will be to build in some matching cabinets into the eat-in area.
By the way, just for reference, the first photo is taken from the same point as the before and during photos.
thanks for looking!