We are on day two of our kitchen remodel. They have torn out our cabinets, counter tops and sink. They pulled out the drywall from our ceiling to get to the electrical. They built out the wall section we are adding to accommodate the extra cabinets. They even added some beautiful clear doors to the room! All and all it was a productive day. Our garage is filled with all the debris for awhile. I can still fit my truck in the garage, so that is fine with me.

The family room is a little more crowded with the addition of the refrigerator, stove and unused microwave. Although most people would like the convenience of having the refrigerator within arm’s reach, it is not all it’s cracked up to be. We have a small path – maybe two feet wide, behind the couch and in front of our temporary kitchen. Let me tell you, just making afternoon snacks requires a few dance moves. I can’t wait to try a real dinner (last night we ordered a pizza). There is not enough room for more than one person.

On the bright side, we will not gain any weight while the construction is going on. Our garbage can is in the garage to keep the dogs out of it. I didn’t realize how many times a day I had to throw something out! Our wash station is upstairs and even though we are using a lot of disposable items, we still need to wash some items. When the family is done with a dish, they bring it upstairs. Of course, that is where it ends. By some miracle, dishes and cups get washed and brought back downstairs. In addition, we do a lot of walking back and forth looking for things. The answer to “Where is….?” is usually followed by a huge sigh when the person asking for it stomps off to find it. It will take some getting used to.

Here are the before pictures taken yesterday morning and some from this morning. Happy Friday!

Dining Area of Kitchen Minus Table - Before


Same Area - 24 hours later


Right side of Kitchen Before


Right side - after with partial wall skeleton


Left side of Kitchen - Before


Left side - After (notice the nice ceiling and new "doors"


The Family Room is getting smaller


Not a lot of room for walking let alone cooking

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