Monday, January 5, 2009

New year, new project?

Vicki and I have been toying around with the idea of remodeling our kitchen for a couple of years now. We have a tiny galley kitchen that's both ugly and inefficient. Because of the way our house is laid out, there's no way to make the kitchen any larger, but we know we can make better use of the space that's there.

The problem is, it's a pretty expensive proposition. And it's made more expensive by the fact that several walls in our kitchen have brick on them that Vicki hates. That means the brick needs to come off the walls which will destroy the plaster behind the brick in the process. So all the plaster needs to come off and be replaced with drywall. And while we're at it we want to replace the flooring and the cabinets and most of the appliances.

So, here's the funny part. We're thinking about doing most of the work ourselves. We went to Ikea today and found a layout that we like that would work in our kitchen- we think. We figure we can do most everything besides hanging and finishing the drywall ourselves. So now I'm just trying to figure out if this is a really good idea and a smart way to save money, or if we've gone completely insane.


Joe said...

I'll help if you need to put up any shelves...

Ed Hatke said...

Uh...gee...thanks Joe.