The kitchen is being gutted tomorrow and I'm frightened! We never thought the kitchen remodel would be taking place this year, but due to a windfall that was completely unexpected, we were able to move it up several years. While that aspect is exciting, the idea of being without a kitchen for at least a month -- especially since we are still learning to live gluten free -- is distressing. And if you've been through a major renovation before, I'm sure you can appreciate the noise,mess and dust -- my god, the dust! -- that we are about to endure.
Our kitchen is badly in need of this overhaul for a number of reasons, including the fact that the cabinets are about 60-70 years old.
Obviously the dishwasher was an afterthought, as it juts out into the kitchen on an angle. Behind it is the only radiator. The room, by the way, is uninsulated. Taking a plate out of the cabinet in winter, you can feel the icy chill that seeps through the walls. It will be amazing to have insulation, new windows and a radiant floor, all of which should transform the room into a much cozier place.
I could go on about the problems with the current kitchen, but I think you get the picture. It is time for a change, and we are very fortunate to have the ability to get it done now.
Tomorrow I share pics of my temporary kitchen which I've set up in the upstairs den. Fun times!