A Day in the Life

A Photoblog by Joel

Leaving the past

April 29, 2021

Our home was built in 1969, and a good amount of it is still there. Our kitchen cabinets are original, the countertop is a solid surface from sometime in the ’90s. The original wall oven is in place, but we have an “updated” gas range as well.

The flooring is wood(ish) and not original. We tried painting the cabinets but nothing stuck, and a few months ago we ripped off the backsplash in anticipation of replacement. Speaking of backsplash – there were 3. The original 1969, and then the new 18″ tall one put over it, and then the most recent countertop 6″ backsplash was put up in front of that one. Layers on layers on layers. ??. Oh, and there’s a trash compactor that has never worked in there too.

Did I mention the countertop is warped and has bumps right where you do most of your meal prep? That’s driven me crazy for the past 5 years.

Anyway, it’s time to remodel. All of it. Everything. It’s all coming out. The cabinets, the floor, the lights, the appliances… it’s all going. And I can’t wait.

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