Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge - Blog Post 3 "Where to Start?"


One of the most asked questions on our DIY posts is ... where do I start? For our kitchen renovation, having our design board was key and kept us moving in the right direction. It helped us make our selections earlier on in the process and once the kitchen demolition was complete we were ready to start renovating.

After Demo

We painted the walls intense white and the ceilings simply white (both by Benjamin Moore), installed French Oak luxury vinyl from Home Depot, built the support structure for our farmhouse sink and primed/painted the cabinets. These projects took us several days and many late nights, but at this point in the renovation process, we were still just getting started.

During renovations, it is so easy to get bogged down in the details and forget the big picture. I reviewed my design board often and once we had the new flooring installed and cabinets primed that I started seeing it coming together.

Below is a “before” photo when we had a support structure built for the farmhouse sink. Unfortunately, our beautiful sink had to go until just before our quartz countertops arrived.


Since we were living through our kitchen renovation, for several weeks we hooked up our old sink and used plywood for countertops.

While we waited for our countertops to arrive I tackled a DIY faux shiplap peninsula project. It wasn't long and our new appliances and quartz countertops were delivered. Here Stone World Tennessee is setting our farmhouse sink.

I was so happy with how perfectly the quartz and farmhouse sink paired. Once the countertops were in place, we also installed our Pfister faucet.


Having the countertops in place, made our kitchen functional and since we were living in our home during the renovations, this was a huge step in the process. Next week, I will be sharing more about what slowed us down and was the most time consuming part of the renovation process.


This week is also our first judging session! We would LOVE for you to visit Jeffrey Court's Renovation Challenge landing page to vote for us. Look for Maison de Mings - you can only enter once. 

Here is the link for reference:

As always, thank you for stopping by the blog and following along on our renovation journey.



This is a sponsored blog post, but all opinions are my own.


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