We are now into our first week of work on the kitchen remodel. As expected the project is growing!
We took out our flat, low ceiling and are installing a much higher cathedral ceiling which is tons of work. My husband is now installing the additional rafters we will need to support the new ceiling and planning the new lighting. We are fortunate to have a huge attic that you can actually walk through, so space is no problem.
As expected, also, I am struggling with the mess and my mind constantly is working to create ways to eliminate as much mess as possible. The porch has become a haven for me as I can't actually help that much with the physical work.
My job now is to find a chandelier for over the kitchen sink....most of the ones I like are too large. I consulted a kitchen designer but could tell, almost immediately, that I need to do what is right for us. I do not want a 'sleek' kitchen. Yes, I want the modern conveniences but I want the kitchen to be warm and cozy like the rest of our cottage. Ron said I needed to trust my own design abilities....and so, I shall.
I probably will not post many pictures of the actual mess....that is not my style and I don't like dwelling on it. I will post an occasional picture on Facebook. The project will be long.....probably at least two months as Ron and I have decided to go ahead and do the things to the kitchen we have dreamed of for years. For example, the air conditioning will be redone to create a much cooler space for me to cook in.......I am a baker and I need it cool! Ha.
Also considering taking the kitchen space part way into the family room...which is large. So, for the time being, I am busy with planning and dreaming....reading tons of books.
Hope you all are doing well. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend. ♥