I know, I know, I promised these months ago. They fell victim to yet another blog hibernation. But it’s time to wrap up the remodel project, so now I give you the end result. And yes, we’re very, very pleased with the result. Remodeling the kitchen has completely transformed our house, and we love it. Let’s start at the beginning, just for a little perspective:
And here’s where we ended up:
To give you a little perspective, the refrigerator is roughly where it was before. Click on the photo to see a larger picture. Here’s a slightly different shot, showing the island:
This is looking towards the front of the house, down what was before a long, dark hallway, where the washer and dryer had a little enclave. Now it’s a shorter, brighter hallway, flanked by those great cabinets:
And here’s our great new sink area:
This laundry area was once basically our entire kitchen!
In the end, it took a little longer than expected – closer to 8 weeks than 6 – and cost a little more than planned, but not much, and most of this was due to decisions we made that we knew would inflate the cost. But it was still only about 10-12% over the estimate. And as I said, we love our new kitchen. Really, we love our new house!