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Friday, July 23, 2010

Let the Kitchen Remodel Begin...

With a new home and a full summer, we decided to renovate our 50 year old kitchen.  It's a small kitchen and everything is in working order, but it was just old--old cabinets, old flooring, no dishwasher....you get the idea.  Here's a quick recap of our lovely house
Our cozy, fabulous house.
The Kitchen: Before (don't mind the mess)
Stay tuned for pictures of the during and after.

THE DESIGN: My dad's wife, Kelly, has a brilliant father, Jack, who is an architect by trade.  While my Dad and Kelly were in New York for the holidays, I sent pictures and measurements with the assignment of a new kitchen plan.  I was not expecting what they returned with.  A brand new kitchen plan that will make use of every square inch of our small kitchen.  Having a new person look at the design, Jack came up with a plan that none of us could have dreamed of.  He moved some things around and included more cabinet and counter space than we could ask for.  It's absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to see it complete.  To work with this plan, we needed to add a back door.  So to start the kitchen remodel, we added that door to the back wall so we can have access to the backyard.  Here are those pictures:
Pretty cool right?!?! 
It's July 22 and we now have the dumpster taking up our driveway and a full plan to get it done in a week.  My dad will be joining us Saturday (July 24) and taking on the project with Andrew's help.  Here goes nothing and here's to a full kitchen renovation with no hitches.  We'll see if that happens, but wish us luck!  Please check back often as I will be updating often with our progress over the week.


  1. Doesn't surprise me ONE bit that you're handy like that. Always the first to jump in feet first. Crazy. LOVE the kitchen so far and the door---wonder why it wasn't part of the original design??? Looks like new appliances in that cozy, fabulous home of yours. Here's wishing you GREAT luck and minimal trips to the hardware store. Keep us posted~Dana


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