Before I dive right into what we did to THE WALL, let's discuss how the wall came to be. It was once the entrance into the original kitchen. A very small, tragic kitchen that was all but falling off the house. *This post contains affiliate links.* Here's a view of the original kitchen from the outside. Yes, that little white box in the middle is the entire kitchen. When drawing up ... [ Read More ]
Oh my gosh. It feels so surreal to be writing this post! And honestly, our kitchen has been done for a minute, but I've been procrastinating writing this post because I WANT IT TO BE PERFECT and reeeeeeally portray just how amazing our kitchen is. I might be biased since I lived without a kitchen for 9 months. Also I designed it, so that helps too. *This post is sponsored by Build.com. ... [ Read More ]
Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding
Well, it's been a minute since we finished the crown molding on the kitchen cabinets. Sometimes it's hard to stop and document the process on the ol' blog when there are sooooooo many projects to tackle at Daydream Manor! But this special time in history has presented us with a unique opportunity to have SO MUCH EXCESSIVE TIME on our hands. So we're gonna throw down the details of how we ... [ Read More ]
Kitchen Update – The Range Hood
This post has been a long time coming, eh? Nick here... I'm gonna share all the details about how our vent hood came to be. *Our friends at Kreg provided us with product for this project. Thank you for supporting the fabulous brands that make Reality Daydream possible! This post contains affiliate links.* When laying out our kitchen and ordering out 36" stove, we knew that we would ... [ Read More ]
Glass Mosaic Backsplash Installation
Designing a room in advance is NOT my forte. I would be a terrible interior designer! So blindly having to make BIG design decisions about my 'future kitchen' last year... when our kitchen was only but a hole in the ground ...was anxiety inducing TO SAY THE LEAST. So when the flooring and cabinets started going in, and the kitchen started to feel like it was coming together, I think a lot ... [ Read More ]
Kitchen Update – Jewelry
I'm always surprised by how much time passes between my kitchen updates. OOPSY! I'm documenting everything in real-time in my Instagram Stories, so if you wanna be a part of that, go follow me @RealityDaydream! This is where we left you last time. (or click here to catch up on the whole kitchen saga!) We had recently gotten the cabinets and large appliances in place, which was SUCH a huge ... [ Read More ]
Kitchen Update – Floors and Cabinets!
We've been trucking along in the kitchen, friends! If you're new to our kitchen saga, or just need a refresh, click here! In our last kitchen update, we left you with this picture of our newly-drywalled kitchen, and a very happy little girl celebrating with a cartwheel. At this point, every little thing feels like a HUGE milestone. And the flooring is definitely that! But there are a lot of ... [ Read More ]
Kitchen Update – WE HAVE WALLS!
If you've been following along on our kitchen journey in our Instagram Stories (we're @RealityDaydream!) you know we've been plugging away and continuing to make progress! It's been almost a year since we demoed the old kitchen and started this whole journey, and 6 months since we moved here from our acreage and have been living without a kitchen. On our last update, we left you with this ... [ Read More ]
Kitchen updates – Insulation!
We're coming up on a year of owning this house. We never dreamed that the kitchen would take this long to complete, but we've settled in to the no-kitchen lifestyle (AKA camping in our own house) and I'm not complaining. Our ancestors didn't have running water or electricity, so I think I can handle cooking in a crockpot and doing dishes with 5-gallon buckets of water from the bathtub until ... [ Read More ]
Kitchen Update – Framing and Design Plans
I TOLD you I wouldn't leave you hanging too long after our last kitchen update post. Things seem to be happening fast now (it's about time), and it's so exciting to see things start to come together! Last time we left you off with this concrete kitchen hole situation. There was a trench around the outside of this basement that needed to be filled. We lovingly referred to it as 'THE ... [ Read More ]