Friday, September 4, 2009

Update on the Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen remodel insanity continues.  

Stage 1 . . . done.  

Stage 2 . . . on the burner.  

Stage 3 . . . still a dream.  At this rate, we will probably be complete right about the time the
 kids start high school.   In spite of this, I thought I would give you guys a peek and an update.

This is  Stage 1  . . . BEFORE.  

This area was a breakfast nook off the back of my kitchen.  Hubby recessed the refrigerator into the space, framed out around it, dry-walled, and created a walk-in pantry.  

This is Stage 1  . . . DURING.

This is a look into  the newly painted, walk-in pantry.   (The fridge is to the left, out of the picture.)  Notice the specs of drywall dust floating in the picture.  Seriously, construction dust is terrible!!

Another DURING . . .

This is the same view as before, but with the shelving installed by my loving hubby.

And, here's the newly formed pantry AFTER . . .

I can't believe how much storage I have now!

This is the window to the backyard within the pantry and  a partial view of the back shelf. 

And, a final shot of the back pantry shelf.
Fabulous, no?!?

I love, love, love it!

So, onto Stage 2.  Wall removal.  Island installation.  Insanity daily.  Fall is coming.  I am feeling like nesting. And, this is what the beginning of Stage 2 looks like.

I need some help!

Or at least some chocolate.


  1. Finally, I feel connected. I am so proud of both of you. It looks wonderful. Dad is painting my kitchen cabinets white so they are off and in garage. Using the color white you had in your other house. My mess helps me stay distracted so I thrive on it. You know how my brain works, I keep thinking of new directions to go. Looking for the new knobs now. I want the retro look that goes with my 1930's stuff.

  2. Looking good so far! I have plans to redo my kitchen-lots of painting! But I have to complete my other rooms first. Lots to do and so little time or money!

  3. Looks like you're making great progress! I'm sure it seems overwhelming, but one step at a time. :-) Can't wait to see the complete project.


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