Friends, family, strangers – we did it. We conquered the biggest do-it-yourself project to come our way. We remodeled our kitchen.
I still will find myself amazed in our new kitchen. When I look at the ceiling, I know that Jim and I put that up. Almost every wall in the kitchen was also put up by us. I know what is behind my walls – I’ve seen it and at times, put it there. I drop something on the floor and become worried I broke the tile even though I would never think that somewhere else – but I know how fragile each tile is since Jim and I put them there. We see every imperfection – which isn’t great, but we also see the big picture and it is awesome.
Our kitchen is modern, welcoming, and spacious. We have a ton of counter space and some cabinets we haven’t even used yet! The work triangle flows just as we hoped – with the pantry nearby as well.
It took us 5 months almost to the day to complete this project. Demolition was on 10/10/11 and we finished Sunday, 3/11/12. We have only been married for 7 months and therefore have spent most of our marriage thinking, talking, planning, and working on this kitchen. The best part is that we worked on this together and completed it together. We barely fought and even when frustrated with a project, we stuck through it as a team. Our kitchen project just reinforces the strength of our marriage and friendship. If we can handle this – we can handle it all.
Ok – enough of the reflection. Here is what you’ve all been waiting for – the before and after pictures!!