Monday, March 3, 2014
life is hectic...lets throw a massive kitchen gutt remodel into the mix!?!a little background ...when we moved into this spanish style house, not a fixer but the kitchen was outdated and weird layout that left dead space i was stoked! because we could make it our own!...in a small house every sq inch needs a purpose.
we have had a vision of elements we wanted...because of the new layout we were going to have to keep the galley style but wanted to extend it, doing that we were able to add a pantry closet (EEEK!) about a pantry with shelves of organized junk in pretty jars! like this...there are blogs and blogs dedicated to showing you how to live a more organized life, i envy them but realistically if i can get the pantry organized then we are doing great.
i have learned a lot about myself during this renovation...i am SO indecisive! and our contractor (bless his heart) is super patient. I do know what i like and don't like...just give me a minute! the details are ENDLESS...what? switch plate covers! ahhh! i dont know! in an effort to curb the budget we decided to do it with our contractor--who has a good eye with details and the wonderful help of pinterest and blogs. I just wish I had uninterupted time to focus on just this project, not the case i am juggling so much other stuff. maybe its for the best because i have to make decisions and MOVE on..cant dwell, no time.
if you are thinking about a kitchen remodel...try and do it when your not living there, or can leave for a period of time, or grill out all your meals. our kitchenette is in our dining room -- yeah microwave meals! ugh! and as i type our refrige is next to our couch in the living room, we do dishes in the guest bath..its like camping out, fun times..
so here we are starting to really see progress and I am thinking we are in the home stretch? life will be so nice and new when its all done..cannot wait! its gleaming!