Posts Tagged ‘kitchen renovation’

What I Do (and Don’t) Love About My Kitchen Appliances

posted by Andrea | 04/16/2015 | 25 comments

Now that we’ve been living with our new kitchen for a couple of years, I’m starting to get lots of questions about what we do and don’t love about our appliances and other parts of the kitchen.

So although we love almost everything, I’m sharing all the “pros” and “cons” about our kitchen appliances in today’s post!

Our Kitchen Renovation: My Thoughts 2 Years Later

posted by Andrea | 08/8/2014 | 17 comments

When we purchased our home 3.5 years ago, we figured the kitchen would be one of the last projects we tackled — but as many of you know, our plans changed!

We renovated our kitchen 2 summers ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long already) and today, I’m sharing some answers to commonly asked questions I get regarding our massive renovation.

The Big Kitchen Reveal!

posted by Andrea | 11/7/2012 | 69 comments

I’ve been waiting SO long to share our kitchen before and after pictures with you — and I know you’ve been patiently waiting for the after pictures as well.

Last week, our butcher block island counter arrived — which was the last thing we were waiting for. So the kitchen is officially finished! Come take a look!

Come, Look Inside Our Kitchen Cabinets!

posted by Andrea | 10/18/2012 | 26 comments

If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of my kitchen cabinets looks like, then today is your lucky day.

I’m opening up my kitchen and showing you inside every single one of my kitchen cabinets!

Our Kitchen Appliances

posted by Andrea | 10/8/2012 | 21 comments

Over the past few months, I’ve gotten tons of emails and questions asking about what appliances we purchased for our kitchen renovation, where we purchased them, what features we were looking for in appliances, etc. etc.

So since the appliances are finally here, and since I’ve been able to test them out for the past week or so, I figured I it was time for me to share a bit more about them.

I {Heart} Organized Drawers

posted by Andrea | 10/1/2012 | 44 comments

In our first house, we had a grand total of THREE drawers in our kitchen. They were all extremely shallow so hardly anything fit in them. In our new kitchen, we have TEN drawers — and you better believe they are all big, deep, and wide enough to organize all our kitchen goodies!

Today, I’m sharing pictures of our new kitchen drawers — as well as all the different tools I’m using to keep them organized.

We Have Kitchen Cabinets!

posted by Andrea | 09/20/2012 | 22 comments

News flash: Our new kitchen cabinets arrived (in the right color this time) and they are installed!! Praise the Lord!

We still have a ways to go, but just for the fun of it, I’m sharing a couple sneak-peek pictures today!

Why Our Kitchen Renovation is Taking SO Long!

posted by Andrea | 09/12/2012 | 20 comments

We started our kitchen renovation exactly 3 months ago… and we’re STILL not finished. Our goal was to be completely finished by Labor Day, but that obviously is not the case.

So why on earth are things taking so long?

Kitchen Updates – We’re Making Progress

posted by Andrea | 08/13/2012 | 20 comments

I think it’s about time for a kitchen update. Don’t you?

We’re finally finished with all the demolition (which took way longer than we thought it would). The space is still pretty crazy, but we’re making progress and it’s actually looking good — at least to us!

Kitchen Progress – LOTS More Changes

posted by Andrea | 07/14/2012 | 22 comments

I’m happy to share that after a two-week lull {and tons of debating back and forth} we had our “Ah-Ha Moment” for the kitchen the other day… at about 11:30pm. Believe it or not, Dave actually played a pretty big part in our new game-plan.

So without further adue, here is our {almost} finalized kitchen design.

A Tour of Our “Apartment Size” Kitchen

posted by Andrea | 06/19/2012 | 15 comments

During our kitchen renovations this summer, we turned half our home office into an apartment size kitchen. It’s REALLY small, and it has no running water — so it’s certainly not the most practical kitchen I’ve ever used… but it works!

Today, I’m giving a “tour” of the tiny little “kitchen” we’ll be using for the next couple months. I’m sure it will make our new kitchen seem THAT much bigger!

Our Kitchen Floor Plan – A Few More Ideas

posted by Andrea | 06/11/2012 | 53 comments

I recently posted a potential floor plan for our new kitchen — one that Dave and I had dreamed up after quite a bit of time — and you all smashed it to smithereens!!

At first, I was completely overwhelmed with all the suggestions, but after I had a couple days to process everything (and meet with the cabinet designer)… I came up with another plan!

The Floor Plan for our New Kitchen!

posted by Andrea | 05/31/2012 | 50 comments

As many of you know, Dave and I are gearing up for a really messy kitchen renovation this summer.

I’ve been doing quite a bit of “behind the scenes” work these past few weeks… the bulk of which was designing the floor plan. It’s still not 100% set in stone, but as you’ll see by the images below, we’re adding a TON of cabinet space and creating a much more open and user-friendly place to cook, eat, and just hangout.

Inspiration for Our Kitchen Renovation!

posted by Andrea | 02/25/2012 | 23 comments

Dave and I are already starting to make plans for a massive kitchen/dinning room renovation we hope to start and finish this summer {with the help of my dad and many others I’m sure}!

I’ll be sharing more photos, ideas, and details in the months leading up to our renovation… but right now, we’re still in the “dreaming” stage and trying to decide what we want to incorporate into our new kitchen. Here are a few pictures of what my dream kitchen might look like!