|TA DA my long awaited dream kitchen|
I love when things happen when you are not around, don’t you? It seems like magic. One day there is cardboard protecting the floors and plum lines chalked on the walls and poof you come home from work or a trip and the cardboard is gone, countertops are installed and things are magically getting done.
|The new kitchen being installed and the old kitchen|
|The Sektion cabinets|
|My new baking area|
That is how this kitchen renovation project has been going. Eight weeks of loud banging, dust, hammering, painting and tiling. I have been at work for 99% of the renovation and my mom and the hubster, and the dog have suffered through the worst of it.
I left town for the last of it. I came home to my dream kitchen.
|Cooktop, oven and backsplash|
There is so much more storage, no more storing pots on the stove or under workstations. My cookies sheets are lined up. No more pulling 4 cookie sheets out when I only need one! My rarely used appliances will now be stored properly. Even my spices are nice and neat. Not alphabetized, because that's just crazy, well wait a minute that’s a good idea.
|The workhorse of the kithen|
My baking supplies are still in one cabinet but it is time for some serious restocking. Can you say hello, King Arthur Flour shopping extravaganza? Cocoas and chocolate and the flavorings!
|Looking into the kitchen from the baking workroom|
|New floor, cabinets, windows and the old original door and reclaimed wood shelves|
I will probably get rid of more items as I begin the task of unpacking and trying to figure out the best areas to store what. I will finally get to use my mid-century glassware and I discovered you can't have a new kitchen without new flatware and dishes.
|Successful shopping trip with new Fargriks, snuddas and sinnerlig or two!|
My first shopping trip to IKEA and my list was long and full of VARIERAS, SNUDDAS, ANVANDBARs, BESKURENS, FILURS, and lots of FARGRIK. You can’t have a new kitchen without new FARGRIKS. Translation =dishes! I definitely need a lot more VARIERAS and one more FILUR for the dog food.
After I bake something I'm going to destroy that cabinet. Cue music ...