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Attacking Another (Smaller) Home Renovation Project
February 17, 2016/
Our existing kitchen will be a work in progress in a matter of weeks.
This morning I met with our wonderful contractor, Rick Cole, and his son Justin, about what I hope will be the final round of our home improvements (my husband is hoping so, too). After finishing the basement and making it our recreation room, completing an exterior overhaul, constructing the addition of a large porch, and topping it all off with landscaping, one would think it’s over. However, the kitchen is the last part of the plan, and while its bones are actually quite good, we have a need for a little more storage and an additional serving area. Thus, here we go again.
As with the other projects we’ve pursued in this home, the ability to pin ideas from Pinterest helps make the project go so much more smoothly. I’ve been able to garner ideas from the site and then use it to show both our kitchen designer, Debbie Wilde at Kitchen Concepts in Annapolis, and Rick and Justin. So many great ideas have come from this process.
While the actual building in the kitchen hasn’t take place yet, I’m sharing the process of going from “idea” to “implementation” for the kitchen. In keeping with our cottage style home, I’ve posted the inspiration photo along with the existing space as is and described what will be done to it. I will post photos later during and after the process.
What’s most fun about these projects is seeing how your choices go from concept (showroom or store or internet) to implementation as they become a part of your home. I’m excited to see the new personality of the kitchen and dining area come to life.
Inspiration Photo #1: Base with Hutch As Coffee Bar/Serving Area
Inspiration Photo #2: Pantry with Microwave
Inspiration Photo #3: Countertops
Inspiration Photo #4: Turquoise Cabinet
INSPIRATION PHOTO #5—Backsplash
So…I figured I’ve documented the other projects we’ve done, why not document this too. Looking forward to the improvements, though not at all looking forward to the mess.
It’ll be fine…I’ll let you know how it all turns out.
I've been blogging at Steph's Scribe since 2011. Professionally, I'm a writer, author, blogger, and a full-time professor at Stevenson University. Personally, I'm married with two children. My hobbies, which I often blog about, are reading, travel, fashion, movies, and sharing funny family stories or life wisdom. Thanks for checking out my blog.