|What is going on in there?!?|
On Sunday, January 8th the contractors came over to take measurements and discuss the plan. I didn't tell Rob this was happening until the day before, as I didn't want him to stress. A date was set in February for them to start and by March 1st we had a shiny new kitchen!
We wanted new flooring, cabinets, counter-top, sink and new paint.We ended up with a few extras and some new friends, who we're going to visit at the end of the month.
|All emptied out.|
|Protect the internet at all costs!|
|We donated the china cabinet and got rid of the extension on the counter.|
|It was so empty it echoed.|
|My make shift kitchen in the basement.|
The kitchen reno was hardest on Rob. The contractors were here at 7am, which means he was getting up earlier, and they left at 2pm. I was at work during 99% of it, only taking a couple afternoons off when I needed to. Merry and Molly, who we were so worried about, handled it all way better then we expected. I think it helped that Rob was home with them, as he doesn't leave for work until 1pm.
One of the things I really wanted was a designated food prep area, and I got it.
|The teacup on my floating shelf was my Mom's.|
|Moved the fridge and added a pantry.|
|After a month at his grandparents, Frankie is back in his spot on top of the fridge.|
|The hutch is where the computer desk use to be.|
|All filled up.|
|Did I mention how much I love my pot drawer?!?|
|New microwave stand as I didn't want it on the counter or in a cabinet.|
|Randy made a pine frame and shelves for this built in area of the wall.|
|He also made this storage bench seat and I had a cushion made for it.|
|Then I had him make one for the cats!|
|This Kitty Kat clock is still the only thing on the walls.|