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Teeny Tiny Kitchen: Moving Appliances

In preparation for the largest remodel to date -- the kitchen -- we are doing work in other areas of the house first which will hopefully make the kitchen remodel larger and more effective. 

The first thing we did is had the entire house replumbed! Our house was built in the 1970s and although we hadn't had any trouble with the galvanized pipe, it was time for it to go. The old galvanized was removed and the new PEX piping was installed in 2 days. Since the major repiping was taking place, we had the plumbers move the washer and dryer into the garage along with the water heater, and had them run the necessary water lines into the garage. Our house is only 900-1000 square feet and a good amount of square footage was being taken up by appliances that could be placed elsewhere. The plan is to utilize the former washer/dryer spot by placing the refrigerator and built-in cabinetry in its place. Where the water heater used to be, a new pantry will be built.

The area near the kitchen where the washer and dryer used to be

The new location for the water heater

Washer and dryer relocated into the garage next to the water heater

Now big decisions have to made, like what color cabinets?
Notice we painted an old cabinet to see what white would look like.
We are also considering cherry cabinets.

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