1. Can’t wait to see your countertops. I wish that is what I was talking about in my post. I am finally switching my blog to a self-hosted site! I have been so limited by wordpress.com that it is time to bite the bullet and just do it! xo Kristin

    1. Well, now I have to call you a brave woman. I’m scared to do what you are doing. I’m always afraid of switching to a self-hosted site.

    I was describing to my husband how I thought it would be a “simple” fix and POW there was your POST!
    Hopefully we will be able to lower the stupid shelf to the counter height (it has a granite top that matches the granite counter tops) reuse the granite top, and seam it to the counter top. Well it’s a plan?
    Glad I found you by way of Cassie!
    I love all I have seen going back into your older posts….

  3. Wow, you just jump right in….with company coming, you amaze me! You have wonder woman beat, hands down!

    1. Wonder woman? I have to tell my husband that, maybe he can start calling me that πŸ˜‰

  4. Das ist ja wieder ne geile Nummer!;)
    Wenn schon was umgestalten, dann aber richtig! Selbst ist die Frau, high five;)
    Ich kann den Blick, von deinem hubby;)
    Den bekomm ich auch immer!
    Und weisst du was, ich bin auch dabei meine Küche grade neu zu machen, neben all dem anderen kram hier.
    Bin mal auf deine Ergebnisse gespannt;)
    Ganz viele liebe Grüße…

    1. Also bin ich nicht die einzige Frau die solche Blicke bekommt, Gott sei Dank πŸ˜‰
      Ich freu mich auch Deine Küchenergebnisse zu sehen,

  5. I’m a new-ish reader to your blog. And I am so jealous of you taking down that little wall in your kitchen! Can’t wait to see what you have planned! I have a similar little wall – that I despise! πŸ™‚ hmmmm…

  6. WOW you go girl! I would be so scared to tackle this on my own!

  7. I’m getting so excited…hardly can wait until Friday! And by the way…your last line made me totally LOL! XO, Aimee

  8. Yay for demo work and making progress!! πŸ™‚

  9. WOW! Look at your go, your rock! I remember using a saw to cut out a similar wall in our last house and I was NOT prepared for the dust. We had it everywhere, and just when I thought we got it all..there was more. I am so excited to see where this is all going.

    1. Yes, the dust is horrible. I thought that I cleaned it all but it keeps coming back.

  10. You go girl! Totally want to do this myself. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Lisa Hetherington says:

    I have a similar wall that I am trying to cut down just like you did. I can’t get the contractors to call me back to do it for me so, I’m attempting to do the job myself. I’m scared and excited! Any chance you could give me a few more details how you did this? Like, the tools you used? Thanks!

    1. Hi Lisa, I only used the circular saw that I show in the photos but in some cases a reciprocating saw might work better. Before you start, make sure you know where your electrical outlets are and where the cable runs to. You have to also make sure that the electricity is turned off in the kitchen. Then run an extension cord from another outlet that works, so you can use your saw. Mark your line that you want to cut with a level and start sawing the wall off. Good luck and cheers to girl power πŸ˜‰

  12. Love your kitchen! I am wondering how many inches your overhang is above your stools? Hoping to find that someone finds less than 12 inches a usable overhang…..

    1. Ha yes I do find it usable and I have 9 inches instead of 12 because we didn’t have room. Good luck!

  13. Stephanie says:

    This is incredible!! Love the result!!! We are hoping to do some DIY for our sad new kitchen…new to us but poorly taken care of. And I want to get rid of the breakfast bar that had 3 outlets on it and make an island with some of it!! Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Hi Stephanie, you should definitely do it too. It really changed how we used our kitchen completely. Good luck!

  14. Lauren Lane says:

    I have a question for you! We are doing the exact same thing in our kitchen. Once you cut down the wall and remove those top 2x4s from the top, you don’t have to put them back at the new height prior to the countertop going on? Did you have to add any extra support for the counter top since it hangs over now? Thank you!!

    1. Hi Lauren, I didn’t have to add any extra support. I determined that with the help of my countertop company. It depends on the overhang of the countertop and they should be able to tell you what you need when you figure out how much overhang you want. I hope that helps.

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