There was only one room in our entire house that my husband, Marc, and I didn’t love… our kitchen. Unlike the rest of the house, that features big open and airy rooms, our kitchen, by comparison is very small. It was almost like when they designed the houses in our development they figured no one would use their kitchens much, so why waste the space…. For the majority of my neighbors, they were right on! However, Marc and I are the exception… we both love to cook!
For years we discussed renovating the kitchen and removing the wall that separate it from our dining room. While we loved the idea of doing this, we didn’t love the idea of the massive construction that would follow. And besides, there was a furry creature that wouldn’t have been happy either. So we left as is….
But now it is time for a change. And we are preceding full speed ahead!
As with most renovations, our little project took a life of its own…. What started out as just removing a wall in the dining room led to us deciding to move our front door (from the side of the house to the front), changing the driveway and entrance way (which of course includes changing all the landscaping), removing upper cabinets to make way for additional windows, adding an island, and well, you get the point..
Marc, who missed his calling in life, planned the entire project. Check out the blue tape. That is the layout for the side wall.
When he came up with the idea of moving the interior garage door to make room for the refrigerator, I couldn’t imagine how it would fit. But it did! And the room looks bigger even though we did actually make it smaller by building out…
While we have only just begun I have already noticed a huge change. The main work doesn’t start for another few weeks….and I can’t wait!
Is there any project you are dreaming of?