Kitchen Remodelling Begins!


My kitchen remodel has begun!  Goodbye ugly, small, cheap countertops and badly painted cabinets.  Well, maybe not goodbye to the “small” — my kitchen is only 8′ x 9.5′ and that’s not going to change.  But there are a few things I can do to make it much more functional.  For instance, my longest run of countertop is 20.5″, barely enough space to roll out biscuit dough.  A rearranging of appliances will increase that run to 31″.  Ten 1/2 more inches of continuous counter space!!!  I can hardly wait!

Dishwasher, Cook Top, Convection Microwave

And let’s not forget the very memorable dishwasher-cook top-convection microwave oven combo.  Exactly who thought of this and have they been sufficiently punished? I still can’t quite believe I bought a house without an oven.  I can’t decide which I’m most excited about — having a real oven or having my countertops lowered from their current 37.5″ to the standard countertop height of 36″.

Feels good to see the ugly gone.

It wouldn't be a remodeling project unless it takes over the entire house.

As you can see, I have miles (and takeout meals) to go before I cook.  Let’s not focus on this mess.  Deep breath, close your eyes and visualize what could be:

Image via House Beautiful

Image via Decorpad

Image via Decorpad

What was that about 8′ x 9.5′?  O.K. perhaps I shouldn’t even punish myself with this fantasy image…


4 responses to “Kitchen Remodelling Begins!

  1. Just finished a kitchen remodel myself. The huge inconvenience makes the final results that much sweeter.

  2. I have to say the Before is pretty cute as it is, but the After possibilities are lovely, too! I have always wanted a kitchen island with hanging (copper) pots and pans … can’t wait to see it once it’s all done!

  3. Thanks VOTR, there will be lots of brunches, lunches and cocktail parties to celebrate its completion!

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