Hello friends. Happy Holidays!! Our family was reminded this week that things don’t always go as planned. You see, all 5 of us came down with the flu last weekend. House guests had to cut their trip short, parties were cancelled, dinners were missed and well, it was the pits. By the time we started to feel better it was Christmas Day. I really missed enjoying the days leading up to Christmas, however, grateful that we were able to get together with our family (and that they wanted to be around us!) to celebrate the day.
I’m excited to share with you our journey (and agony!) as we embark on a kitchen remodel next week. I’m super excited but also very nervous as I know first hand how things can go wrong regardless of how much you plan and how many sleepless nights you have
Here are some pictures of our existing kitchen. This will give you an idea of the layout. As you enter our house, you pass the sitting room on the right and then it opens up into the kitchen and dining room area.
That big post is already gone. I was so glad to get rid of that thing!! It’s amazing how much that one change made. It completely opened up the space visually.
As you can see we do not have a lot of cabinets, i.e storage. The microwave above the stove broke a few years ago and I didn’t want to replace it since I knew “one day” we would remodel the kitchen and I would place the microwave in another area.
The stove and refrigerator are staying in the same location.
The biggest change will be in the this area. I call it the boomerang. The wall with the upper cabinet is being removed and the cabinets with the sink and to the left of the sink are being removed. We will create a peninsula counter that will have the sink, dishwasher and can seat 4 barstools.
The armoire is currently used as our pantry and houses our microwave. This wall will have a built-in pantry and upper and lower cabinets…lots of storage! Not to worry, the trash can will have it’s very own cabinet. No more hanging out in plain sight. The sconces have already been relocated to the stairway.
The electrician came yesterday to wire for the island (marked off in blue) which will house the new microwave. Oh, the dust that little project created. All of the tile throughout the main areas of the house and the wood in the family room are being replaced and we will have the same hardwood floors going throughout. Let the dusting begin!
Now for the pretty parts. White inset cabinets, polished nickel finishes and smokey taupe paint on the island.
Since we are replacing all of the floors, we basically have to move all of the furniture, pictures and accessories out of the house, in addition to emptying out the kitchen cabinets. The pod comes Friday and I better get busy packing. Off to get boxes!!
Hope you’re enjoying this time with your family and friends.