Kitchen & Dining Room Makeover – Week 2

Welcome back to Week 2 of the One Room Challenge! Last week I shared how I’m tackling my kitchen & dining room doing a MAJOR renovation to get my townhouse ready to sell. I know, a bad time to sell, a house, but it is what it is.

Read all about my story for Week 1 here

So this week, its all about demolishing the kitchen. Removing the kitchen cabinets, tearing up the nasty parquet flooring in the dining room, and ripping up the ceramic flooring in the kitchen. I’m going to put down the same flooring throughout the kitchen & dining area for a cohesive trendier look.

And finally, I’m tearing down the wall between the kitchen and the dining room. I lived with one of the world’s tiniest kitchen for 4 years, and I’m beyond excited to be able to open this space up. Its such a tiny wall, but does it ever make a difference!


This is the before picture of how my tiny kitchen looks before D-Day!!


Here’s the wall…. only in existence for a few more minutes!!


What a chore this was taking up the parquet flooring! The previous owners had GLUED DOWN the parquet flooring throughout. the. house!!!


Good bye sink & stove. To be honest, I probably used my microwave more than my stove. lol.


Good bye counter & where the fridge used to be!


Before you rip down a wall, always, ALWAYS check to make sure that its not a load bearing wall!


And voila!! NO more wall! NO more kitchen!!


And now that my kitchen is all over my patio, lol, the real work begins!! Come back next week for my journey to overhaul my kitchen & dining room!

Also check out all the other awesome One Room Challenge projects HERE to get inspired!!!


I help busy homeowners, just like you, to style their house to make it a stunning retreat, where they can live and enjoy their home. I help homeowners, make money beyond their wildest expectations from the sale of their house by guiding them when they’re getting their house ready to sell.

Hi! I’m Debi Collinson. Designer. Real Estate Investor. It all started back in 2006, where I nervously staged my very first home. But the sellers liked their newly styled home so much that they turned down an offer for full asking price, I went back to design school and the rest is history.

In my spare time, LOL, I buy “fixer uppers” to fix up & either sell for a healthy profit or to rent. I’m currently living in my 9th “fixer upper.” Sign up to receive my e-mails of how to make your home stunning, how to sell your house for top dollar AND how to become financially independent one fixer upper at a time!

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