Walls in the kitchen

3 07 2008

I haven’t been updating the blog with changes in the kitchen, because it has been a slow process.  Maybe I was in denial or just plain naive (probably the latter), but I didn’t think kitchen renovations took this long.  Updates have been slow, but I’m happy to report that the plumbing and electric work are done, the dry wall is finished, and the next step is to install the cabinets.

Do you want to see how we’ve been living since we moved in?  Actually, let me correct myself.  The kitchen is currently an improvement to what it had been for weeks, because now we actually have walls and can get a feel for the space.

Check out those walls!  The window is new and is larger than what was there previously.

I know it’s hard to see, but this picture sort of shows you the opened space now that the wall is gone. 

Don’t worry!  We still have that built-in.  This picture shows you the room from the other side.

For reasons too complicated for me to discuss (translation: I’m too lazy to type it all), the contractor had to drop the ceiling a bit in the previous existing kitchen area.  That means that the ceiling isn’t the same in the former dining room, but Contractor Don has a remedy for that.  See the dropped-just-a-bit ceiling?

We’ll add some crown molding to that dropped area (or whatever the heck it’s called) to match the crown molding in the previous dining room.  I think it’s going to look great. 

And finally, a little note about dust.  When you drywall and sand, dust is everywhere.  And when you have a new puppy, she gets in the dust and drags it throughout the house.  Want proof?



Puppy = super cute

Dust = not cute

Note to self: Do not renovate and bring home a puppy at the same time.

Stay tuned for updates!




One response

5 07 2008

Good luck with the remodel. We redid our kitchen (and bathrooms, and closets, and an office, etc…) when we first moved into our house. I totally understand about the dust! And the frustration and fatigue, but hang in there – it’ll all be worth it in the end!

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