Once we got a chance to breathe from the boxes, I was itching to start demo on this kitchen. There were a few things that were bothering me and I couldn’t wait to start. Insert Dinner & Demo… We would invite my parents over for dinner and then after we would start with some fun demo.
The laundry list included:
- Take down the four HUGE light boxes, add can lights.
- Remove the fan/light combo over the island to open up space for pendants.
- Remove the upper cabinet over the peninsula island.
- Take off the backsplash tile.
The upper here just blocked the kitchen view and I knew we would be using this island for lots of things like homework, cookie making, etc. The upper also had a sweet intercom box on the end cap. Check out all of those cords! Just taking the doors off of this upper really gave us a good ‘look’ at what we would have. You wouldn’t believe how much this opened up the kitchen. After demoing the cabinet we needed to call in the pros. The soffit went straight into the attic, so we needed to refinish the ceiling. While he was up there I had him add some task lighting over the island since we would be using that area so much. You can also see in this pic how much the ceiling is lifted by taking out those huge light boxes and the fan! The only other thing we did on our own was remove our backsplash tile. One random Saturday Tate got out his tools and just went to town. A couple hours later, all the tile was removed! Does it save you a lot of money to do this? No, but it’s a nice eye break to get it out of there sometimes!