Friday, April 16, 2010


I'm finally completing some of the little details of the kitchen remodel. The bulk of the work has been done for over a year, and I've enjoyed it so much I just jumped into using the kitchen and never took final pictures. The slideshow I put together was before we completed the drywall and wallpaper on the raised bar, so you'll have to forgive that detail in the photos.

I just installed the pull-out trash and recycling bins today, and this small element makes me almost burst into song each time I enjoy the ease of it. In fact, almost every feature in the kitchen still makes me smile, from the full extension and self-closing hardware to the deep drawers for pots and pans to the instant responsiveness of the duel-fuel range. We did an almost complete gut for around one-third the cost of the average kitchen remodel (which does not usually include moving appliances, removing interior and exterior walls, etc.). It was a wonderful blessing and a learning experience. I had such a great time designing and implementing it, I can't wait to do the next one!

Last Look! Old kitchen from dining room


Comparison slide show:

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  1. Wow!!!! I am thoroughly impressed. What a change, what a difference! The kitchen looks like a Better Homes & Garden change over, or something similar.

  2. Thanks Adar! I learned so much about the way I cook and bake while doing this, because I analyzed every movement and item so I could design the best space for my work patterns. I was thrilled to come in under budget, too. You'll have to come for a visit next time you're out this way and we'll cook up a storm ;-)