Thursday, May 21, 2009

In Which I Become A Remodeling & Design Blog

We bought a house. We did. An actual house. We now own a house. And owe a considerable amount of moolah to the bank. But it's done and good, and we have gone and torn out the kitchen.

Because once you purchase a house, the next step is to utterly change it, right?

Actually, most of the house will stay the same, with a few improvements, but the kitchen is going to be brand new. Woot!

Although slightly overwhelmed is the current default emotion, I am also excited.

Below is the BEFORE picture.

Here is the DURING picture. We knocked down the soffit or bulkhead, or whatever you want to call it. I'm putting in cabinets that go up to the top of the ceiling. And moving the range, etc., etc.

The gross yellow stuff on the walls is old glue from a laminate back splash. Ugly, ugly, very ugly it was. So I'm going to do something different. Maybe subway tile. Kind of as an ode to New York City.

In any case, if I am sparse on posting it's because I'm trying to move and put in a new kitchen and weed out huge dandelions from my front yard. Wish me luck!


  1. Here's luck to you. I can't wait to see the final product. Very exciting.

  2. How exciting! Congrats.
    And I love subway tile.

  3. Hooray!!! I am totally stoked for your final picture. You deserve a house. Really, you do. I'm so happy for you and B.

  4. Oh man, oh man, oh man. It's good to have these times, to remind me that most things have no undo button. Forward, ho!

  5. Congrats! I hate home improvement projects....but LOVE when they are done!!!! Probably because I feel like my life is one never-ending home improvement project. We go from one to the next and never are really done. I'm sure we'll finish just in time to move. Ug.

    So good luck! If you can survive the kitchen remodel everything else is a piece of cake!

  6. Congrats on a place of your own! Is it in the same area? Are you going to be living there through the renovations? Very exciting- good luck with it all!

  7. Good luck! and congratulations!

  8. Destruction proceeds construction.

    Good job, good job, good job. Read clear back to post 501. Thought that's some construction.

    The kitchen, that will be a walk in the park. JK but you do have an abundance of resources in you. You will be equal to it.

  9. Well, I can't wait to see the end result!

  10. Congrats on the house owning! And good luck with the remodeling!