How to Survive a Kitchen Makeover: Update

I don’t really have another tip today, but I do want to update everyone on the progress. Obviously it is moving at a much slower pace. The backsplash tile just came in but now needs to be installed. The range hood will be installed after the tile. The trim and light fixtures still need a little work and a few cabinets have to be finished off. So not a lot to do, just a matter of coordinating worker schedules so we can wrap this up.

In the meantime, I decided to start moving dishes into cabinets. Notice all the extra space?


Of course, the coffee maker has now been relocated to the kitchen.



My husband had fun organizing the spices, cooking oils and condiments. I think this cabinet is really cool!


My stools arrived and, although I was doubtful at first because they are slightly larger than I realized, they are so comfy and I can picture spending many mornings, evenings and cocktail parties sitting in them, or at least guests sitting in them while I cook.


Finally, we have been cooking and eating on real dishes, using the dishwasher and microwave. And I even collected a bouquet of flowers to make things feel more like home.

I’ll have to move a few things when the tile work is being done, but until then I am just trying to enjoy as much of my new kitchen as I can.



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol
    Aug 11, 2014 @ 12:26:47

    Beautiful! I especially like your spice/oil cabinet and am anxious to see your backsplash.



  2. Donna Jonas
    Aug 11, 2014 @ 12:38:39


    Kitchen looks great!!

    Enjoy, enjoy!!

    The stools look so comfy and cheerful.

    Can’t wait to join you in preparing one of your gourmet meals. As you know…I am a superb sous chef…..well….at least adequate!!

    Enjoy, enjoy!!



    Sent from my iPad




  3. Looking Out The Window
    Aug 17, 2014 @ 11:48:49

    I love the four shelves per cupboard. That is worth tons.



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