Removing a set of upper cabinets by myself

We have a set of upper cabinets in our kitchen that are broken and are unusable. We are not currently renovating our kitchen, but I figured I might as well take down the broken cabinets anyway. They will be replaced by some nice floating shelves eventually. I usually just blog step-by-step pictures of me doing crazy stuff like this so I figured I'd mix it up and make a video instead. I hope you enjoy it. Sometimes people wonder how one person can do this type of work by themselves - now you know! Subscribe to my youtube channel here: House of Hepworths DIY youtube Thanks for … [Read more...]

Pocket Doors, Pantries, and Canned Good Storage

I know I'm like a broken record here, but yes, I am going to talk again about the kitchen renovation. It's like the renovation that keeps on giving and giving. ;) As you probably surmised by reading the title, I am showing you the two pocket doors we installed (love them!), our pantry makeover, and also sharing a cool storage solution I came up with for canned goods. Let's start with the pocket doors. I knew from the day we bought our house that I wanted to ditch two awkwardly placed doors and install pocket doors instead. I love Locksmiths Romford! Exhibit A: Awkward Door … [Read more...]

The skinny on all our new kitchen appliances – Bosch, GE, LG, Hahn, Danze

Today I want to talk about what appliances we purchased, why we chose them specifically, and now, seven months later, how they are holding up. 1/2/3/4/5/6 Here is our newly renovated kitchen. Check out all the before and after pictures!    While selecting our appliances, we kept quality and price in mind. We wanted great quality products in the mid-range price. There are some amazing appliances out there if you go high-end enough, but we didn't want to spend multi-thousands of dollars on one appliance. There are also some very inexpensive products out there that had … [Read more...]

Installing our very own propane tank

Hi-dilly-ho, neighborinos! I hope you've had a diddly doodly great weekend. (Channeling my inner Ned Flanders there.) As you probably know, because it's all I've been able to talk about lately, we are wrapping up a big kitchen-turned-half-the-house renovation. One of the upgrades we did was install a big ol' propane tank on our property so that we could bring in a gas range instead of the electric one we used to have. I should seriously start a series about the differences between living in the suburbs vs living in the country. I feel like the Beverly Hillbillies out here, but in … [Read more...]

The updated columns in the kitchen

Okay, so first off, holy moly you guys are seriously the best. I am blown away by all the comments I received on my post from yesterday. I am not speechless often, but right now, I am speechless. Thank you for just being you. I wasn't expecting anything when I typed up that post last night. I just felt like I owed you guys an explanation. Comments across blogs are at an all time low, so I guess I just didn't even think that anyone would comment. I woke up this morning to so much support in my comments section and on facebook. I was taken aback by all the love. I'll admit, I did get choked up a … [Read more...]

Widening a single door to glass panel french doors

Well Hello there! It has been a long time since I've updated. About that. Summer came and went, and I've been doing all sorts of fun activities with my family. It's not really an excuse, I could have sat down and blogged, but I didn't. And I'm sorry! The kids start school again next week and honestly, I will miss them terribly but am really looking forward to getting back into a routine and spending more time with all of you. I miss you. Good thing this blogging gig isn't my job or I'd be so fired by now! I'm glad to be back though, and I hope you will take me back. Now that all the … [Read more...]

The making of a kitchen island

In order to install the kitchen island completely, it took several additional steps to make sure it was secure. We definitely don't want the island accidentally tipping over or having a heavy piece of granite falling on top of one of us. It looks pretty and simple just sitting there, but there was a lot of additional thought that went into getting this beast secured to the floor. The cabinet guy started by gluing several 2x4s to the floor with liquid nails. He then used the coolest little tool to sink huge nails through the wood and into the actual slab foundation. After some … [Read more...]