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Long-Awaited Kitchen Remodel With DIY Cabinetry

Long-Awaited Kitchen Remodel With DIY Cabinetry
Long-Awaited Kitchen Remodel With DIY Cabinetry

white kitchen with DIY shaker style cabinets, islands, industrial stools and wood floor
Photo by Nathan Kirkman

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Rapid Redo for a Growing Family: After


homeowners andrea and jacob faw gathered around dining table with family in front of black and white chevron painted wall in newly remodeled kitchen
Photo by Nathan Kirkman

Who: Andrea and Jacob Faw

Where: Peoria Heights, Illinois

What they did: Rebuilt their kitchen, complete with DIY cabinetry, for less than $10,000—all while working full-time, homeschooling two kids, and expecting a baby


Shown: The Faws enjoy their new open dining area against the backdrop of a striking chevron wall. Andrea painted it in one day with leftover paint after spotting the idea online. From left: Ellie, 11; Sophie, 8; Andrea; Maddie, 4; and Jacob, holding Ava, 18 months


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Family-Built Cabinetry: During


homeowners jacob faw in workshop with two daughters building kitchen cabinets for kitchen remodel
Family-Built Cabinetry: During

Their story: When we bought our 1926 farmhouse, in October 2000, Jacob and I knew that restoring it would be a challenge. It had been converted to a duplex, and years of renters had taken a toll, especially on the kitchen. We dove right in, tearing up the vinyl tile floor only to discover it had been installed over a layer of purple carpet. That's right: tile over carpet! Purple carpet! After that unpleasant surprise, we decided to wait awhile before doing any more work. We eventually knocked down a wall to a bedroom to create a larger, more open plan, but the big renovation was still on hold.


Shown: Jacob built the cabinetry himself—with a little help from his deputy carpenters.


First Cookspace, Then (Another) Baby


white kitchen with DIY shaker style cabinets, islands, industrial stools and wood floor
Photo by Nathan Kirkman

Custom Cookbook Storage Shelves


white kitchen with DIY shaker style cabinets and built-in cookbook shelves
Photo by Nathan Kirkman

We wanted a kitchen that felt true to the era of the house, and a big part of that was honoring the look of the original cabinets, which had to be replaced because of water damage on the lower units. Jake had long dreamed of making his own cabinetry, and although he'd never done a carpentry project of that magnitude, he was game. We worked as a team: I sketched and he built. Over the next six months, he crafted cabinets in our garage on evenings and weekends. He also made a storage pantry and a prep island with easily accessible, kid-friendly drawers for sippy cups and the like. I had my heart set on marble for its top, but I worried it was too high-maintenance with little ones. I opted for a beautiful slab of quartzite I found at a Chicago-area stone yard and drove it home while eight months pregnant.


Shown: Andrea wanted the upper cabinets on each side of the stove to be equal in size, but there was an extra 7 inches on the right. The fix: custom cookbook shelves made from leftover butcher block.


Two Kinds of Labor


white kitchen with kitchen island detail and pendant lights with view into dining area with black-and-white painted chevron accent wall
Photo by Nathan Kirkman

By the time we tiled the backsplash, I was nine months along. In fact, I was grouting just two days before I gave birth to my youngest daughter. It's funny:

I took a picture mid-renovation, when the floor and cabinets were ripped out and we were heating frozen meals in the microwave, to remind myself what it was like—just in case we ever got the urge to renovate again. I knew I would look at our beautiful kitchen and forget what the labor was like. I guess it's kinda like childbirth that way!


Shown: Deep island drawers and a floor-to-ceiling pantry offer plenty of storage.


Original article and pictures take http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20951104_30385627,00.html?crlt.pid=camp.J48PLADtFOFI site


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