I did all the priming and painting on Jeff's last business trip, as it took a few days of uninterrupted work to prep and finish that job. The new lighting, pulls, countertop, and open shelving were done in spurts. But the floor was the final project. This room and the bath both took a deceptively long time to lay, given the small space. There were so many tiny, tricky cuts and angles. Jeff would come home and count my fingers to make sure I hadn't lost any digits to the compound miter saw, jigsaw, or undercut saw! Since the flooring was seconds from a discount building supply place, I had to work around blemishes and damaged spots to salvage as much material as possible, so that took a long time, too.
All I need now is a counter height rolling chair for my menu planning area and I'm all set.
Here’s the before and after.
AFTER (same angle)
SOUTH WALL (from kitchen)
NORTH WALL (from kitchen)
STRAIGHT ON (from bathroom doorway)
NORTH WALL (from bathroom doorway)
SOUTH WALL (from bathroom doorway)
PANTRY RACKS (in coat closet)