Bye, Bye, Peninsula; Hello, Flow!

You guys know I hate peninsulas and love drop zones. I’ve already talked about them briefly (whut? I’m never brief!), but want to show you more pics as a continuation of showing you the new cabinetry sections. Here’s a before pic of the peninsula section. I told you all about the darn traffic jams that …

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Cabinetry Footprint

Let’s just get right to it tonight. Here’s what my kitchen looked like before. Those pictures are from the very beginning. If you look closely in the first one you can see the spindled entryway divider before we added pocket doors for a classroom. Also, if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll remember …

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Pantry Part 1

Breaking news: all people are different. We like different things. Somethings you can pretty much be sure of: no one wants popcorn ceilings. No one. But other things are iffy. Like shag carpet. Or drop-down ceilings, apparently. My in-laws’ neighbors just ADDED a drop-down ceiling in their new kitchen. Do whatever you love! It’s your …

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Beam Me Up, Scotty.

The main objective for the kitchen remodel was to take down the wall between the kitchen and living room, but that couldn’t be done until everything inside the wall was relocated. This is a two-story house. The only other two-story we’ve ever owned was a town house and the kitchen was pretty open to begin …

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Opening Up the Wall

This is the “move all this crap” post. I thought about calling it that, but it seemed too vague. By “crap,” I mean gas lines, electrical lines, phone lines, cable lines, speaker wires, even a water line for the ice maker and a European outlet. Also, the drop-down ceiling falls into the category of “crap …

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The Plan

The kitchen is moving right along. I suppose I should get to blogging about it before I totally forget what all we’ve done. First things first, the plan… That’s the view from the living room (before we moved in, obviously). The kitchen is behind that big X. When we looked at this house, my first …

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One Month In

Thanks to everyone who noticed my absence last week. It feels good to be missed! We took the boys to Six Flags, visited some friends, saw an air show, went to the museum, did lots of swimming. Just trying to enjoy some of this summer before it slowly sneaks away. A break from working means …

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Tearing Out the Shower

Our shower honestly wasn’t horrible. It wasn’t great either. But it wouldn’t have warranted a bathroom remodel all on its own. The tile was not my favorite, but it was white. I definitely could have lived with it. The knobs were quite annoying, though. I spend my entire shower trying to get the water to …

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Oops.

My husband is super smart. He was Valedictorian. He taught himself into a new career after graduating with a degree that wasn’t all that marketable in Oklahoma. He taught himself a ton of stuff about fixing cars and doing electrical work and plumbing and building and all the other million things he does above and …

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