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Living in a construction site and living in a small space is quite the challenge. Honestly, it felt like the kitchen renovation had taken over our entire home (all 640 square feet of it!) until eBay reached out to share their new partnership with Havenly, an online interior design service. I knew it was time for a dining room refresh — especially because we had just re-painted the accent wall! Alexis, the Havenly designer, took that color into account when she sent the design options, which was so helpful. From there, she sourced everything we needed to get our dining room ready for hosting holiday guests — and all from eBay!
Even though I live with it every day (and complain about it just as frequently on Instagram Stories), I feel like you guys are owed a full progress report about our kitchen renovation! Truthfully, the construction has slowed down a bit as we wait for key elements to arrive. Can you believe that my goal was to reveal the new kitchen on November 14? Yeah, that’s definitely not going to happen as you’ll see in all of these photos. I’ve learned so much during this process, though… maybe our next renovation will be on time? This post isn’t the most glamorous, but I couldn’t help myself. You all have been such a big part of this project, especially on Instagram, that I wanted to give you a peek at what the status is.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by KitchenAid. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic going.
You’ve probably seen by now that Sean and I are in the midst of completely renovating our kitchen with the help of my dear friend and amazing designer, Sarah, from Room for Tuesday (to catch up on the renovation process, click here). I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am for the completed space. Our kitchen has been a thorn in my side since moving into #mytinybungalow, so demoing it to pieces felt extremely satisfying. With a kitchen renovation, though, comes a ton of decision making, especially when it comes to new appliances. And I don’t know if you’ve ever browsed through the appliance section at your local box store or cruised them online, but –holy wow- are there a lot of choices and options. If you are in this boat too (or will be soon), I have a few tips I want to share that can hopefully help you feel a little less overwhelmed by the process and understand why we chose KitchenAid appliances to make our kitchen look and feel like the space we have been dreaming about since we bought our home!
Our kitchen renovation is rolling right along. Currently, we’re working on updating the electrical work and removing the old knob and tube wiring, then comes leveling the floor. But let’s talk about something a little bit more fun and way prettier: material selections! Sarah, aka Room for Tuesday, has worked really hard to narrow down the finishes, textures, and materials for our kitchen remodel and they are truly stunning. Today I wanted to share some of our thinking about the choices and give you a glimpse into how it’s coming together so far.
p.s. be sure to follow me on Instagram because I’ve been sharing soooo much behind-the-scenes footage of our renovation.
After watching nearly every episode of Fixer Upper, I couldn’t wait until it was our turn to smash the kitchen… and what a day it was. With my pink hard hat on, I was so ready to peek inside the walls of our 110 year old house. When we renovated the bedroom, there was a small amount of demo involved, but this is the first time that I’ve ever gotten to rip apart this big of a space. Let’s just say it was extremely therapeutic…!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schlage. The opinions and text are all mine.
I have a secret to confess to you… Did anyone notice that during my backyard oasis reveal, there was no mention of what our backdoor area looked like?? That’s because we ran out of time to finish it! Thankfully, we teamed up with Schlage again to do a quick, but impactful makeover in #mytinybungalow to finally finish the backdoor area. I was feeling really inspired by our previous collaboration when I did a quick bathroom door makeover — it’s sort of amazing what a fresh coat of paint plus new door hardware can do for a space. Of course, me being me, I made this makeover project a bit bigger than just some paint… instead, I asked Sean to install some custom wooden trim to the stair risers to make them a bit more exciting.
Gather round and let me tell you about the time I bought a house and thought I’d immediately renovate the kitchen… then a whoooole lotta life happened. Flash forward 2 and a half years and it is finally time! That’s right — the time has come for us to renovate our kitchen and I could not be more excited. Some of you have glimpsed a peek into our majestic pre-renovation kitchen thanks to the No Makeup Home Tour, but today I’m gonna let it alllll hang out and show you EVERYTHING. The good (aka the only thing I like about the kitchen), the bad (all of it), and the ugly (again, all of it).
Also, here’s the best part: I teamed up with Sarah from Room for Tuesday on this entire series! I mean, how gorgeous is her kitchen?? Clearly, she knows her stuff when it comes to kitchen remodels. Over the next few months, Sarah will be offering her expert design guidance about the project on her site, while I’ll be sharing more of the nitty gritty renovation stories here. With over 30 posts planned, we have so much to share with you and cannot wait! So let’s get started with some before photos + notes about our kitchen: