OUR KITCHEN RENOVATION: We're in the Home Stretch!



so this is kind of fun but we discovered that whatever sealer our old contractor had me use on the floor has left all of the tiles very cloudy so now I get to go tile by tile and clean them up there's this almost like a film on it and I tried using like Windex which is what he told me to get and that's not working so you can see a good one right here and the best way to do this is to go tile by tile with my friend the Magic Eraser Soho I've done two and I have a see a beautiful blue tile to do and I'm just gonna wash the bachelor and go tile by tile and hopefully knock this out yes I truly truly see possible workout that I am wait you're supposed to use these wet hold on you're supposed to use this wet how to use what squeeze erase are you kidding me try this again what we's grace why do I ever read the labels on things see if it works better ones what we lets dusty this is awesome cool or update to about that plane you can see oh god I miss the spot it's cleaner there's not a film which you can see here so that still has the film over here it's cleaner so I still have basically from here over to do and I've been doing this for four hours but look at how dapper he is in his bandana such a good-looking noodle another day for drywall repair here's the list short list still haven't finished cleaning out the floor you can see where it looks normal over here still cloudy but we're getting door hardware spring now we can have our outdoor kitchen again at least we have a huge fridge again we don't have to use the mini fridge anymore but yeah so this is our kitchen stuff that pile is back it's no longer being stored in the van Shawn can once again sit in the Eames chair and prepare meals in the microwave hike it is where the murders happened [Laughter] yeah contract your jokes starting the process of changing out the window you can see we've started removing pieces of drywall and basically it's going to be brought up to be the same level here with the countertop or cabinets so that our backsplash can be a clean line all the way up to here so it'll be like that um and then I will honestly I would say the biggest change has been all of this drywall work that kit has done definitely look at the blog post to see the before and after on this but this has been huge like it our house and ceiling will never be perfect we know that but the fact that this much improvement has been done because of shoddy contractor work shoddy drywall work I mean this is huge you can even see just how messed up it is like just look at this gap this is a straight piece of baseboard but they didn't shimmer any of the drywall so when they put drywall against an old old wall they didn't shim it and so there's a giant gap which is just absurd you can see also that kit made this absolutely beautiful maple threshold it's just it's really beautiful and stunning and he part of why it's so big is because the floors were uneven and there was a big gap there and just all these issues that were never fixed by our old contractor so he fixed that and it's it's stunning there's going to be one also here to transition into the bathroom but this is basically temporary because this tile will continue into the bathroom when we can finally renovate it so then there's the update here with a closet our trash container is there I think it's I don't think it's fully installed yet because we keep having to mess with the area around it but you can see we've put in some racks for some shelving I'm considering actually wallpapering this closet and making it a really interesting impactful moment like when you walk through this doorway having some wallpaper tell me what you guys think about that so we're waiting for the gas line inspection we have to fix the plumbing for the pot filler we stopped doing electrical boxes to put in and then we also have to patch this because we had to lower the oven I to accommodate for the cooktop what the countertops and all that there was a little bit of confusion so our software our is to use these extra pieces that MasterBrand included you can use pieces like this to fill in and create like a really nice flush look so what we're gonna do is we're actually gonna take it and we're gonna put it here so that it lines up with the cabinet's around it and matches um and has that that shaker look well do I think is a really good solution and I mean it's already the right color it matches painted on all the sides so this is a really good easy solve for us so a few things still left to do need to fill in the vent hole I still need to order that the counter tops are going in really soon which I'm so excited about and then yeah everything is kind of the same in here just ready to paint and put some shelving up in here really excited about that so that is you know a quick update about the kitchen I know so many of you have asked me why is it taking so long what's going on what the hell why is this taking literally nine months and you know it it just has been an ordeal of a project and I appreciate all of your patience your encouragement your advice I I genuinely feel like if I didn't have you guys helping me with this along the way I probably have a lot more gray hairs and would be like losing my mind I'd probably have like sold the house already who even knows so I really just wanted to end this video by thanking you so much for all of your support during this renovation

3 Comments

  • Patti P

    April 15, 2019

    You are so good-natured about the tile snafu! I would have lost it. Why would a floor tile need to be sealed??

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  • Patti P

    April 15, 2019

    Yes to wall papering the closet!?❤️

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  • Laura Quinn

    April 15, 2019

    I was so confused when you were using the magic eraser dry ?! Love the wallpaper idea! Can’t wait to see what’s next!!

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