Updating counter tops
As you may know, the brewery was “born on a bike” and earned a spot on the list for its bike-focused perks like the cruiser all employees receive on their one year anniversary, as well as advocacy and community initiatives like Tour de Fat and Ciclismo.This from bicycling.com: t’s hard to beat a company that gives employees a cruiser bike on their one-year anniversary.Small craft-brewer of the craft beer news sites and one-man-band with way too many instruments to play.If you’ve been around long, you know I’m a big fan of both dramatic budget-minded makeovers and white kitchens. Ashley was working with a very dated knotty pine kitchen — I mean, knotty pine cabinets, knotty pine paneling, there was a LOT going on in that old home!An added bonus was when we removed the formica backsplash, we found original beadboard underneath. Walls, cabinets, trim, ceiling…you name it, I was lightening it up with a coat of fresh paint.We had originally planned on installing a subway tile backsplash, but embraced the character of the original details instead. Once the gaps in the beadboard were caulked, I primed the walls with Kilz Primer.I know many people want the “turn-key” ready house, but to me, that’s boring.
Today, we’re going to focus on the latter of the two.
Well, this house has proved to be nothing short of a place that we can make our own…and by that I mean, literally every square inch of the house needs work.
Going through this renovation has been somewhat of an emotional roller-coaster.
Below is the scope of work: We started by knocking out the island and removing the upper cabinets.
This step alone made the room feel substantially more spacious.