Back in February, I posted that we were beginning kitchen renovations. My old Kitchen looked like this:
My wishlist included an island, a window seat and double wall ovens. That required moving the wall between the laundry and kitchen. We had to start somewhere so Harv removed the desk and started punching holes.
Our niece, Monica works for a cabinet maker so Harv enlisted her help to remove the cabinets.
They hung a few of them in the garage for extra storage during the reno.
After the demolition of the old space, this is how the kitchen looked: - you'll note that wall between the kitchen and hall is gone!
The door to the garage was moved over into the laundry room.
Before long the kitchen was a jumble of wires, tools, and lumber.
We widened the doorway from the front hall to make for a more open feeling.
A friend helped me choose colours and finishes.
After several weeks of work the painters came in and shortly after that the flooring was laid.
This is the interior of my new walk-in pantry which is conveniently located in the corner between the stovetop and the fridge.
Then it was time to lay out the boxes for the cabinets.
It got more exciting each day as we watched the kitchen take shape.
It was hard to wait as the cabinet installer painstakingly fitted each cabinet into place.
One of the most exciting days was when the quartz countertops were installed. The sinks were the last to go in and as it is pretty hard to cook without a water source, I had to wait. I'd been pretty patient until then, knowing that all good things take time but that last week was the hardest.
I could hardly wait to start stocking my new space.
My pantry, seen on the right, is L- shaped and the appliance garage seen below the dark cabinet on the right has a door which slides up and down by pushing a button under the upper cabinet. My clever husband came up with the idea. When the appliance door is down you'll not know it is there as it will match the rest of the backsplash.
Coming in the front hall, this is the view now.
Isn't this an amazing pantry? The picture on the left shows how the countertop extends into the appliance garage. Below you can see the huge drawers for storing my pots and dishes and the little side cabinets are perfect for items like oil, baking soda, vinegar, vanilla and salt and pepper.
This view is looking towards the front hall. The display cabinet above the table is another one of my husband's great ideas. A perfect place to display the platter my sister in law gave me as well as a certain cookbook that is very meaningful to me!
So here is the almost finished kitchen. We still have to get the upholstery done on the window seat and choose a backsplash and there is a bit of trim and electrical that needs to be completed.
That will all happen in the next while but in the meantime
I am delighted with my new kitchen.
We were so fortunate to have had excellent tradespeople for the whole project and are grateful for their dedication to excellence. It's given us a gorgeous space.
So now you can picture me in my kitchen as I cook for family and friends
.(Be assured though, it will be a bit messier once I get cooking!)