Friday, July 13, 2012

Starting The Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel is not a project to be taken lightly - or quickly.

Hubs and I have been talking about a kitchen remodel since before we moved into our house almost 7 years ago.  We didn't want to move too quickly on making any changes and we agreed to live in the house for a year to see how we "fit" in it before making any improvements.

Well, one year after we moved in I was diagnosed with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) and was told I would need a kidney transplant.  We decided to put all house plans on hold.  We had no idea what our future held and we didn't want  to get into anything over our heads or spend any extra money in case I wouldn't be able to work.

Since the kidney transplant last year, my health and strength have greatly improved and I'm back to working regularly.  We added a free-standing island to help with storage and work surface and we've had to replace the stove and fridge. 

Our kitchen has limped along pretty well.  Some of the cabinets are crooked and several drawers won't open without splitting apart.  The plumbing is starting to act up and the sliding back door doesn't want to cooperate.  The dishwasher is dying a slow death and the electrical outlets are possessed.   It seems to be time to start the planning process. 

I've been pinning ideas for the new kitchen and am starting to get excited about the improvements that can be made. Hubs is drawing up plans and we'll be talking to a contractor soon.  I'm starting to get excited. 

These are the hardworking hands of my most favorite person in the whole world - my husband's. 

Stay tuned in to see how we improve this area of our most unusual house.  Let the dust begin!


  1. Proceed with caution when choosing a contractor. We did a kitchen makeover this past winter, have had a major problem, and can't even get the contractor to call us anymore. It was very disappointing, as this was someone who did our church's assembly hall, goes to our church, and someone we thought we could trust. I don't want to be accused of slander, but if you want the name of the company, I'll be glad to email it to you. Sue T.

  2. Wow this is exciting! I can't wait to see your plans and the progress!

  3. I am so excited for you! After having worked in your kitchen before, and only for two days, I can attest to the fact that you really deserve and desperately need a makeover! I can't wait to see the process begin! :-D


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