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Removing Kitchen Soffits

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Things have been kind of slow in the kitchen reno but, as of yesterday, both soffits are gone.

It was a messy job and a bit harder to do than we thought it would be because of the extra thick sheet rock, they were built to last for the long haul, but they are gone forever.

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The first one we did was the one with the 60-year-old light fixture and the clock electrical outlet.

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We added new insulation and sheet rock and now we are working on the spackle.

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This weekend we worked on the opposite wall, where the stove and refrigerator live. This picture is a really good representation of the color of the cabinets which are reddish-brown and very dark in my small, cramped kitchen.

They were installed by the bank before we moved in so they are in great shape but they aren’t top quality (no idea who makes them because I can’t find a name anywhere).

picture of outside of house and windows

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BTW, the cabinets will stay but they will be painted and reconfigured just a bit.

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I just wanted to show you where the soffit ends and where the cabinets end on this wall. Drives. Me. Crazy. That 60-year-old fan is a greasy eyesore too.

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Let the fun begin! 😉

Holes in kitchen soffit
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2nd soffit gone (as well as that fan!) and ready for sheet rock, which we finished last night.

Soffits Be Gone | www.chatfieldcourt.com
Soffits Be Gone | www.chatfieldcourt.com

Spackling is next and then we will move on to the ceiling, which will have recessed lights and a ceiling treatment…maybe?…most likely?

Things change every day so we’ll see what happens.

Oh, and I finally set up my painting area and started the cabinets. There’s no turning back now.

Soffits Be Gone | www.chatfieldcourt.com
Soffits Be Gone | www.chatfieldcourt.com

I feel like I should have more to show you but, since we are doing everything ourselves and the husband works another job, we do it when we can. It’s not easy to cook though when most of the kitchen cabinets are in other rooms.

I hope to have a post up later in the week about paint colors for kitchen cabinets and walls, I’m still debating on my wall color. I’m curious to hear what you think.

Even though we aren’t removing walls and replacing cabinets, this is probably the biggest renovation we’ve ever done and I have to say that I’m loving the process. Have you ever done a big reno? How did you feel about it?

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