Friday, August 31, 2012


Just a short note.  I paid for my appliances today!  I also got a blu-ray player and Hunger Games disc for $30.  Happy Labor Day to me!

I have my friend, Suzy, visiting from San Diego so I'm looking forward to a fun-filled weekend.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I have a contract!


I have officially signed a contract for the kitchen!  I'm excited and scared all at once.

I went out to the cabinet place and chose wood tone and will be choosing between two counter choices.   I also picked out hardware.  So here you go...

This is the color of the wood, but there won't be any knots in it.

If I go with Granite, this is the counter.

If I don't go with granite, the counter will be the tile in the middle. 

And here's the handle type I chose.
It will probably be a while before I have anything new to post here, at least kitchen wise.  It will take 4-6 weeks for the cabinets to be built.  At which point, it'll be time to tear out the old and the real adventure will begin.


Friday, August 10, 2012



I don't have an official contract yet, but this is the one I'm probably going to go with.

This first picture is on my short wall where the stove already is.

This one is the long wall.

The counter on the left will be a place for my printer.

So there ya go.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Kitchen Remodel...before


I'm learning how to blog on my teacher blog.  But I think I want to also blog about my upcoming kitchen remodel and other non-teaching stuff.  So that stuff will go here.  So here's the before pictures.

Notice the complete lack of counter space.

The wall on the right will have cabinets all along it when it's done.

This is the wall where the cabinets will be.

This just shows the narrow galley style kitchen I have.

I'll be excited to have something besides white cabinets.

And I'm planning on an undermount sink with granite countertops. No more tiles!!! (I hate the tiles)

I can't wait for the new dishwasher.  Mine hasn't worked for a few years now.
 I am 95% sure I've chosen a contractor.  I'll talk to him tomorrow and if it doesn't fall through, I'll share with you the rendered drawings the cabinet/counter guy sent me.