Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Before & After: Kitchen Remodel



I've really been procrastinating posting photos of the new kitchen, because, even though it's finished, I don't feel like it's complete. There are still a ton of little things I would like to do (i.e. stain the grout in the subway tile back-splash light gray, get/make some flat roman shades with the perfect white & yellow geometric patterned fabric, find the perfect piece of LARGE art to hang on the blank wall behind the dining table, and the list goes on and on). Then I had an epiphany. There is not a single room in my house that I feel is "complete." At this rate, I would never share my beautiful new kitchen and all the hard work that went into it. So here it is...

*I threw my friend, Sharla, a baby shower (more on that later) and just left up the bunting. It goes in Harvey's nursery, but that big wall is so bare. I guess I'll leave it there until I find the perfect piece of art to take its place.

I adore this little kitchen. The first night it was done, I suggested to Ryan that we should bring our pillows and a blanket and sleep right there on the hard wood floor so I could star gaze at it all night. It's all the little things, things you can't really see, that make my day. Things like: 
  • the height of the counter tops being up to standard (I guess the last kitchen was built for a very short woman in the late 1960's, leaning over to chop or do dishes used to kill my lower back)
  • the refrigerator being hooked up to a water line so the water/ice machine works (I LOVE to have a glass of ice water with me at all times. And now, we'll save a small fortune by not needing to buy so many water bottles)
  • having drawers. yep, that's right, our last kitchen had NO drawers. 
  • cupboards that close, even if you don't shut them at the exact same time.
  • being pleasantly surprised all over again every time I walk out into the living room, I hope I never get used to it.
I could go on forever, but I won't. I was hoping that having a nicer kitchen would automatically make me a better cook. It totally has. It's just made me WANT to cook, which is a big step for me. I just want to be in there all the time. I love it.


Sharla Watene said...

Love it!!

jenn (+ will) said...

oh my gosh heather! your style is so amazing. i love this with all my heart. i can't wait to see it in person. you deserve this, enjoy it!

Shannon said...

It's beautiful! I would want to cook in there too. :)

Amy Rex said...

oh. my. goodness. your new kitchen is so so so adorable!!! congrats!