Well, we’ve done it again! We’ve remodeled another kitchen in partnership with our local COTS (Committee on the Shelterless) and as part of our ongoing Alma Project. Together with an amazing team and some generous donations, we’re proud to showcase this incredible new kitchen we remodeled for a local emergency shelter.
A little backstory first. On the same day we wrapped up the first Alma Project kitchen, Warren, our partner at COTS, told us about this second home that was also part of the transitional housing program, a five bedroom home that was to be used as an emergency shelter for single parents and their children, with move in dates in October. Each family shares a bedroom so this home will work for both COTS and with Child Protective Services to keep families intact by taking them off the streets and giving them temporary housing until they find a more permanent solution.
The home was in really bad shape and saddened us that it was in no condition for children or families, so we decided to adopt a second house this year. Matt and I love this project so much, it fills us with great pride to be helping people in need by remodeling these spaces in our community. For this home makeover, we again turned our attention to rounding up all the resources we could. You’ve seen the hall bathroom and over the summer we’ve been working on both the great room and kitchen. We’re so excited the kitchen remodel is finally done!
This was the kitchen the day we toured it back in July, and it was in really horrible shape. (I swear that plunger is not a prop, it was actually sitting there.) This space was really depressing, it was dark and dingy, the cabinets were broken, the old laminate countertops were chipped, the flooring was moldy and peeling up in places, it was an absolute mess.
So we rolled up our sleeves and got to work, and over the course of three months, we pooled resources and asked some generous donors to contribute and we’re so amazed by their generosity. A combination of DIY efforts pulled this off, but first I’m so excited to acknowledge our sponsors.
Again Home Depot came to our rescue and donated new flooring, cabinets, a sink and faucet, and new backsplash tile. Wilsonart countertops donated the new laminate countertops, and Shades of Light donated a new light fixture. With some local donations of appliances and some funds raised from our Alma Project, we were able to completely transform this kitchen in three months.
Here it is, all complete!