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Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Picking A New Oven

Baking Bites' American Range French Door Gas Oven

It has been a while since I added a new entry to my series about my kitchen renovation – but better late than never. There are a lot of topics to cover when it comes to a renovation, after all! After pulling out my old kitchen, I decided what types of appliances I was going to put into the new kitchen. While it is true ... Read More »

How to Pick Out an Oven for Your Kitchen

Baking Bites' American Range French Door Gas Oven

If you read my last post on my renovation, you’ll know that I went with a big gas wall oven for my kitchen, rather than an electric oven. But the majority of ovens these days are electric, even if they’re part of a gas range. The type of oven that you get for your kitchen will depend on how much space you have available, what ... Read More »

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – How to Have a Vintage Cooktop Refinished

How to Get A Vintage Cooktop Restored

When I bought my new place, it hadn’t been updated in decades. While previous residents had made small changes, such as replacing the carpet, installing some chair rail in one room and putting up new layers of wallpaper, not a single person had touched the kitchen and all the appliances were original to the time of construction in 1964. Appliances are important to me and ... Read More »

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Planning A New Layout

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Planning A New Layout with IKEA

In my last update on my kitchen renovation, I documented the demolition of the out-of-date and seriously dirty kitchen in my new place. Pulling out those old cabinets made it look better than I had seen it – but a kitchen without cabinets, appliances and countertops isn’t that much use in the long run and I wanted to get the new stuff in there! Why ... Read More »

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Demo Day!

Baking Bites Kitchen Reno - Taking Down the Cabinets

Once I decided that I needed to redo my kitchen - a decision that took less than a minute, given that the room hadn’t been upgraded since it was built in the early 1960s – I had some decisions to make. Specifically, I needed to decide if there was anything worth saving in the space. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I really liked the ... Read More »

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – The Journey Begins

Original Condo Kitchen

Earlier this year, I took a big HGTV-inspired leap and bought my first foreclosure. As you may know from reading my about page, I live in Los Angeles where the housing market is pretty competitive. Foreclosures tend to be in high demand from house flippers, but they’re a great way to enter the market at a pretty reasonable price (for whatever area you’re looking to ... Read More »

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