Saturday, November 12, 2011

Kitchen Renovation

We are well underway with the kitchen renovation. In some ways it seems as though we've been "renovating" this kitchen since July, considering all of the planning required, but in reality the actual work has only been going on for 7 days. In that 7 days though, we have gotten rid of the world's worst fridge, smallest stove, and shallowest sink. We have also gained all new electric and plumbing work and beautiful cabinetry.

It has been very rewarding to watch as this project grew and gained momentum. From a genuine need to make the kitchen utile, to a dream to make it something special. From progress measured at a snail's pace (e.g. we picked the contractor this month) to hourly gains (e.g. base cabinetry built out that wasn't there when I left for class in the morning). Like most things, home ownership seems to be more about the journey than the destination. But we are incredibly excited to see the finished project and to share it will all of you. So until our true "before and after" pics are available, here is a little "before and now."