Prior to the remodel, I was lucky to have friends remind me to take before and after pictures. I knew the change would be drastic, so I needed a point of reference. I chose to stand in the TV room and look through the open walkway into the kitchen.
I’ll do another post with more kitchen details, but here’s one that shows one perspective of the changes that took place from September 2018 through February 2019. Remember in a former post where, to be safe, I judged the kitchen wouldn’t be ready till Valentine’s Day? It was a good thing I did because it’s still not done. Really close though, just a few cosmetic fixes left.
Take a look at how the view changed over the months.
Wanna take one more look at what it used to be? The old kitchen was small and dark. The new kitchen is bright and open.
20 thoughts on “Window into the kitchen”
Renovations are so fun….when they’re all finished! :o) It looks beautiful.
You got that right! “when it’s all done!” ha ha. I am glad it’s over and so far, I think it was worth it.
Thank you Derrick!
Ohhh yes, it’s done! Happy cooking and buon appetito! It’s just great and I looove the floor.
Thank you! I have blissfully been making old recipes to remind myself of what a kitchen is for. Have I ever told you I make the best baking powder biscuits in the world? Well, now you know. 😉
Hihh, sounds mighty tempting. I’d love to beam myself up to your kitchen.
Wow, I’m impressed, Crystal. Beautiful job and so much lighter, more cheerful. –Curt
Agreed! One thing I was not expecting is how the “feel” of the whole room changes. Even from the living room, off to the side. No matter where you stand in there, it feels warm and inviting and comfortable. So nice. If you and Peggy are ever in the area, or even around Astoria, you are welcome to stop by for wine or tea and I can show you my pretty place.
That sounds like a lovely invitation. –Curt
Congrats! Looks very nice. well worth the time (and money). 🙂
Thank you! It is nice indeed.
As for the money… that remains to be seen. I just received the bill and it is TWICE the estimate. I am shocked and panicked, because I do not have the money for it. Currently researching consumer protection advocates and looking to see how I can dispute this bill.
Twice? They can’t do that. Not without prior warning. Yes, get counsel. (God! Fighting and fighting! Why is there no other way?)
It’s stunning, Crystal! So much brighter and welcoming than that dark kitchen before. Other than the contractor that is trying to gouge you, it’s a wonderful outcome.
Oh, the guy is getting some serious kick back, you’ll find out. You see, when a man dismisses a woman, assuming she is dumb and incapable, he misses the opportunity to keep himself out of trouble…..
Oh, I can hardly wait to see how this lands. 😉
Ha ha ha!! Right now I’m totally scared of what I’ve done: sent a letter correcting all the charges I disagree with, and sending a check for only half of what they think I owe. The battle has begun.
Thank you! I love having it all completed now.