Here is the game plan.
We are ripping out all the old bulkheads, knocking down the wall between the kitchen and dining room and then expanding into there.
(try to ignore my awful carpets- the dog has ruined them and they're being torn up)
They started the work Monday morning around 10am and by 7:30pm it looked like this.
(that's Danny one of the contractors who got caught in my pic)
According to the project manager our dry wall should be back up by Friday of this week and my cabinets will be in late next week.
I know the kitchen doesn't look too awful in the photos above but the sellers did a "quick fix" with cheap granite and poor quality stainless appliances to get it rented a few years ago. The cabinets are the originals from 1986 and have years of wear and tear on them so it was time for them to go. Since our house isn't very big and it's choppy when we decided to renovate we decided to tear down the wall between the kitchen and the dining room to really open things up and make the house feel bigger.
We bought our house knowing we would have to renovate but were lucky enough to get a great price on it for the neighborhood and school district we're in.
In addition to the kitchen we are also renovating the powder room and putting in new hardwood floors and baseboards throughout the whole first floor. I will be back with more details about both of those and more kitchen updates for you early next week, including granite, backsplash, hardwood, and bath options.