Sunday, September 28, 2014

Kitchen Reno

Well. It's finally done. Finally, finally. Kitchen Reno 2014 is in the books. The last of the issues needing to be addressed were taken care of last week. The final check has been cashed and the last box has been unpacked. To say we are happy with the end result is the understatement of the year. Also, any desires I've ever had to renovate a house are officially taken care of with everything we've done with this one. I know I don't want to live through another renovation although I might consider doing another one as long as both the resources and time are unlimited -- ha!  Of course there were a few surprises we encountered -- a leak that had to be addressed, brick tiles that were both way over-budget and on back-order so we had to punt, the wrong countertops getting installed.  We finished pretty much on budget but went a little over the 6-week estimate -- it was more like 8 weeks. And now for the before and after pics: 
Before:  Main kitchen
Before:  Main kitchen and side entry (soon-to-be walk-in pantry)
Before:  Island and Wall of Cabinets
Out with the old
No more wall of cabinets!!!

In progress:  Walk-in pantry (formerly a side entry)
In-progress:  Butler's pantry
After:  Island and cabinets/appliances
After:  New butler's pantry and island
After:  New walk-in pantry

Kitchen Reno 2014...I'm glad we're done with you.