Thursday, November 20, 2014


Words cannot begin to describe how much work went into remodeling our kitchen.  But it is my pleasure to say that it is finally FINISHED.  We got through the major construction relatively quickly and easily, but as the saying goes, the devil was definitely in the details.  Choosing moldings, trim, and backsplash tile utterly stymied us (me) for a ridiculous amount of time.  The hubby finally reached a point where he said, "Oh, for the love of Pete, JUST PICK SOMETHING!"  Hey, what can I say--I wanted things to be absolutely perfect.

And perfect they are.  I can say, with no hesitation whatsoever, that there isn't one thing I would change about the kitchen now.  It is my dream kitchen.

 The overall view.

I love this new layout.  Moving the fridge was the smartest thing we've ever done.

Sometimes I walk through and stop to admire it for a while.

Decorative choices have been made.  Love the crates and having the option to change out the decorations inside for the different holidays/seasons.

The Wine Rack That Nearly Ended My Marriage.  (Semi-true story.  Moral of said story:  husbands should just do what their wives ask the first time and no one will get hurt.)

We decided to carry the colors from the kitchen into the hallway, since that's where the pantry resides, and because we expanded the flooring into that area.  Me likey.

A fresh coat of paint and new mouldings make everything look crisp and new, don't they?

A tile backsplash and LED under-cabinet lighting finished things off nicely.

New gas stove!  Five burners of cooking goodness!

This stretch of wall has long been the bane of my decorating existence.

More decorative touches.

And even more decorative touches.  Love, love, LOVE the three wrought-iron finials in the center.

Yet more decorative touches.

By moving the fridge, we were able to center the stove and microwave between the windows.  It makes my need for symmetry very happy.

Look at allllllll that beautiful counter space.

I love the new floor.  Resilient vinyl tile, laid in a subway pattern and grouted.  You would never know it's not real tile.  Plus, it's so crazy easy to clean I actually enjoy mopping it.

I think the hubby would agree that it was worth every drop of blood, every ounce of sweat, and every dozen tears that were shed during construction.  

Tomorrow I will share the fun stuff inside all the new cabinets.