We are having the kitchen redone.
Here is our old, horrible kitchen:
There were other problems as well, like a lack of storage space, the leak from the bathtub upstairs, and the not-very-helpful lighting, to name a few. The bathtub leak was fixed, but it left an ugly legacy on the ceiling.
So we hired our friend Will of Footprint Architecture to draw us up a new plan. The plan involves moving the door between the dining room and kitchen, adding a pass-through, moving the refrigerator to a different wall, moving the stove a little to the right and putting countertop on BOTH sides, adding a peninsula, and new, strong cabinetry with a lifetime guarantee! It will make more sense once you see it.
Today, the contractors arrived after I left for work (Greg stayed home) and started demolition. This is what it looks like now:
So, we also have the microwave and toaster oven set up in the dining room, and the coffee maker and electric tea kettle. But we will have to fill the coffee maker and the tea kettle from the bathroom, upstairs. We have all the new cabinetry waiting in our garage, but we don’t have the new flooring yet. We still need to get the sink, the countertops, the new lighting and fans, and the new, over-the-range microwave oven. I am hoping for some Memorial Day sales this weekend!
Tonight, we are going out for dinner. We do have a grill, but are reluctant to have to wash dishes (since that will also have to be done in the bathroom) so we probably won’t do a lot of cooking. I have laid in a supply of paper plates and bowls and cups, for the interim.
Watch this space for more photos and updates as things progress!