When we bought our house, Andrew and I knew we would be doing a kitchen renovation fairly soon. In fact, it’s one of the things we disagreed on when house hunting. Andrew wanted another house that was a brand new build. The kitchen in the new build was beautiful, but the square footage was significantly less and the yard tiny. This house was larger square footage and yard, but a terribly small outdated kitchen. My husband loves me very much, and we bought the house with the larger square footage. 😉 I think it’s a good thing we went with the extra bedroom and space, especially since we’ve had Samuel since then!
We are now in the middle of a kitchen renovation! We’ve been planning our “new” kitchen since we moved in, but actively working on it for the past few months. We simply needed more cabinet space! We are foodies and love our kitchen gadgets! Even after moving and downsizing our stuff somewhat, we still have more than what we had room for. The kitchen also didn’t have a real pantry. We were using a tall storage cabinet in the laundry room as our pantry.
I am so excited about the design of our new kitchen. I can’t wait to share the after pictures with you!! Here is what the old kitchen looked like!
Last week all our cabinetry and everything was removed from our kitchen!! We picked out new flooring, which was also laid! Can I just say how happy I am to be rid of that old dirty tile!!! I can not express in words my happiness!! I should probably write a song about it! 🙂 I’m in love with our new flooring! (I want to have it laid in the rest of the house too! But we won’t talk about that for a long time! 😉 )
Here is a little sneak peak at our new flooring!! Isn’t it gorgeous!!! (That cute pie Samuel likes the new floors too! 🙂 )
Our cabinetry is supposed to be put up tomorrow and Tuesday. Then they will be able to measure for the counter top. It will be a few more weeks before I can post the completed renovation pictures. I can’t wait to see the finished kitchen myself!! Andrew and I are not diy’ers and this renovation has been a new experience for both of us. Even though it’s been relatively easy and so far the process has gone pretty smooth. There’s just a level of stress that comes with doing a project of this scale! We will both be so happy to get it completed, all our stuff put away in the new cabinets, and start cooking again!
While David has been at school (David is still loving Kindergarten), Emma, Samuel and I have been adjusting to David being at school. It just feels strange! I have become Emma’s playmate. 🙂 She was so used to having him around to play with! This past week on the days they were working in our kitchen we had to get out of the house. We spent time at the children’s museum and the mall. On the days we had the house to ourselves we spend time playing! I’ve made sure to keep enough groceries that we can still have breakfast and sandwiches. So we have been able to at least have some meals at home! Did I mention how excited I am to get our kitchen finished, and to be able to cook again?!!