Monday, July 18, 2011

Kitchen Remodel, Complete

This weekend we got to start unpacking the myriad boxes of kitchen supplies. Yesterday we cooked for real at home for the first time in five weeks -- baked potatoes in one oven, apricot cobbler in another and mushroom wine sauce on the cooktop to go over the grilled steaks. Then this morning we had to make breakfast, and I whipped up fish tacos with honey-cumin slaw and chipotle sauce for dinner tonight. What a relief to have real home cooking again!

Here's the view of the finished kitchen, before the mess of unpacking began.

I love the Shaker feet added to the cooktop and sink cabs.

So far my new pantry is more functional than the old corner closet pantry, and the room feels much bigger without that visual wall. The drawers below are better than shelves for bags of pasta and grains. All my baking supplies are now more logically together in the cabinet left of the cooktop.

The Roomba and Scooba robots live with their charging stations hidden below the island.

The trash and recycling bins live together in the trash pullout, while baking dishes pack efficiently on side in the oven drawer.

We have lots more work to do to truly be finished: dividers and organizers inside drawers and cabinets, new window treatments, and - oh, yea - unpacking.