Designer’s Dream Kitchen Remodel – Week 2

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Last updated on October 31, 2023

This post is an update on an ongoing project. You can catch up on week one here.

A preview of what is to come
A preview of what is to come

This week, the main focus of the project was to rebuild the walls and floors from the demolition stage. A brand new window was installed in the original kitchen window location, insulation was installed, and drywall was hung. So much progress was made that the team was even able to get started preparing the floor for tiling!

But let’s go back to the window. At some time in the 100-plus year history of the home, the original kitchen sink window was removed and walled over. This removed any view of the back yard from the kitchen and served to darken the room considerably. When demolition was completed last week, the Schloegel team recognized the peculiar wall framing for the original window and decided to incorporate it into the new plan!

This week began with the installation of the new window. The team also added new insulation, to improve the temperature control of the previously drafty kitchen.

The new window with a great view of the back yard!

Next, the team focused on hanging and sanding the drywall.


The new entry into the dining room will be a major change for the space!


Tile is starting to be installed!

Finally, with the drywall all hung, the team began to lay out the tile floor. The bulk of the flooring, however, will be completed next week.


The new kitchen may be starting to take shape, but the bare white walls and ever-present dust dampen Debby’s excitement just a bit, and even just 2 weeks without a home-cooked meal can feel like an eternity. But Debby keeps her dreams alive by collecting all of the samples of her new kitchen in the corner of her office. It’s a great preview of what’s to come!

Join us next week as we check in once again on this project!

See what happens next!