Kitchen Island Part 1



The Plan

  1. Install dishwasher.
  2. Install garbage disposal.
  3. Replace and extend counter for a breakfast bar.
  4. Install new sink and faucet.
  5. Add wainscoting and trim to the outside of the island.
  6. Paint.

Our home did not have a dishwasher or a garbage disposal. I had come to accept I would never have either. While starting our kitchen renovations my husband just asked me, “Would you like a dishwasher?” I thought to myself is this a trick question! Ha-ha! I said to him, “Seriously?” Dale was willing to install a dishwasher since we went with Formica and not the granite counter tops. I then asked, “Can we have a garbage disposal too?”

My husband install the dishwasher first, which entail making space for the dishwasher, extra plumbing and electrical work.

 Electrical work.

New Whirlpool dishwasher.

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As much as I dislike taking away storage space for a dishwasher; I must say, I am enjoying my dishwasher. Thank goodness I have a good size pantry to make up for that.

 I don’t mind washing dishes by hand from time to time, but having a dishwasher comes in handy when we have company. Now I just stick the dishes in the dishwasher and their out of sight!

(Dishwasher purchased at Lowe’s.)

Thank you for stopping by the Phillips Place Renovation, have a good day!

“Even the mundane task of washing dishes by hand is an example of the small tasks and personal activities that once filled people’s daily lives with a sense of achievement .” – B.F. Skinner

4 comments on “Kitchen Island Part 1”

  1. I recently came across your blog while looking for update and renovation ideas for single wide homes. I absolutely love what you have done to your home. I look forward to seeing your posts as I have subscribed to your blog when I discovered it. Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your awesome creativity and talent!


  2. I followed a link from Mobile Home Living and so glad I did! I read every post…you guys have done an amazing job on your home…it’s absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing the journey!


    1. Thank you Rhonda! Mobile Home living is such an awesome website! I felt very honored for Crystal to write an article about what we are doing. Keep in touch! We just finished the dressing room! Hoping to show the great reveal soon.


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