The remodel of our new (old) house is coming along well! We have a lot more to do, but I wanted to share the progress that we’ve made on the kitchen so far.
First, a close up of the original kitchen when we bought the house. Not bad, but not exactly what I’ve always dreamed of, either.
Next, a wider view of the kitchen and the breakfast area, looking in from the living room. If you look to the left in the picture below, you can see a large window. That window looked into an addition, which (we think) served as a sunroom.
Now, here is a picture from that sunroom looking back into the kitchen. Are you confused? So were we.
Goodbye stone wall, wood paneling, and creepy indoor window.
Goodbye, everything in the kitchen.
We also removed the wall between the kitchen and the study (you can see this as a work-in-progress on the right side of the picture below).
Then it was time to put everything back together again. First, we re-framed the new kitchen. As part of that process, we moved the study wall slightly, in order to make room for more kitchen cabinets.
Here is the kitchen — after framing and insulation — with sheetrock. You can see the beginnings of a walk-in pantry (back left corner) and the space for two ovens (yipee!) and a refrigerator (back right corner).
Here’s a wider view, so you can see how the living room flows into the kitchen and dining room.
And here is another perspective, which includes the sliding glass door.
Just to recap how far we’ve come, here is the “before” of that same view.
Doesn’t even look like the same house, does it? John and I are completely beside ourselves. Thank you dad, mom, Chris, John, and all of our contractors. Thank you for your patience, new neighbors. We can’t wait to move in!