Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kitchen Remodel

I've been resisting the urge to post about our kitchen remodel, since my focus here is more sewing and cooking.  But since all my time is now devoted to the remodel and I haven't had any time to sew, there is a serious dearth of posts lately.  Besides, maybe someone else can benefit from what I've learned!  This has certainly been a crash course in home ownership and renovations, and I've just bought an industrial-sized bottle of acetaminophen to deal with the stress headaches.

So here is the before photo:
I purposely took the photo to illustrate that there was this large wasted space on the right, intended to be a breakfast nook.  But it completely cramped the actual kitchen workspace and I'd rather have a functioning kitchen than an eat-in table (especially when there is an adjacent dining room).  Of course, what I'd REALLY like is both a functional kitchen AND a place where the kids can eat breakfast or do homework, so that is what we strived to accomplish with the reorganization of the space.  Even with the kitchen completely torn-down and cabinets ordered, we still don't have a perfectly clear plan, but there are a few options.  Other things needed for the kitchen: gas line for the stove and exhaust venting.

Yesterday, all of our brand-new appliances arrived (save the hood), and they are sitting in my living room.  Luckily, we don't live there yet!   At the end of Day 1 of renovations, we checked on the kitchen after hours, and they had completely ripped out everything.  Wahoo!

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