This past spring and summer Greg and I tackled the long-awaited kitchen remodel. Above is the view looking from the back door into the kitchen, and you can just see past the pantry to the staircase and front door (yes, our house is small). Here's a view looking from the other side of the room towards the window:
We're pretty pleased with the outcome. The cabinets are actually a cherry bordeaux finish and have more red in them than the pics show. We did all of the work ourselves except the hardwood floor (which a friend of a friend did for WICKED cheap), the installation of the gas line for the stove ($50), and all of the electrical (for which I exchanged my reupholstering services rather than laying out cash - I LOVE bartering!)
That marble tile backsplash is a lot prettier than my tinfoil tile, isn't it? In case you care, it did hold up very well until we smashed it all out to extend the wall and start over... Don't remember that? Here's a reminder:
And the how-to for the project is on the DIY Projects tutorial page (link in the sidebar), if you'd like to check it out... Oh - and that awful closet that I had to disguise with the message center door (same page as the tinfoil tile) is GONE, and we extended the remaining wall 15" so I could have a pantry. I'm glad that I could get rid of my stop-gap, good-enough-for-now solutions to various structural/design dilemmas - I'm MUCH happier with the new and improved surroundings!
I'm getting closer to "regularly scheduled programming", but thought I'd give you something to look at in the meantime... Ta for now!