Category: Kitchen

How our second floor looks now

  Remember when the second floor was chopped into a lot of little rooms, or had holes in the hole, or was just drywall everywhere? Well, these days it resembles an actual room – and there’s an actual kitchen!

There will be MARBLE!

Saturday was the day I’ve been waiting for this entire renovation – buying our carrara marble countertops! Sure enough, the saleswoman tried to talk me out of honed. Did I know, she asked, that if they were cleaned with Windex,…

The five dreaded words

“There’s water in the basement” is the phrase that gives us a feeling of palpable dread and anxiety. Dealing with it was certainly not something we wanted to dedicate a weekend to. Especially when husband informed me that it would…

The saga of the refrigerator

Over Christmas in Chicago, we were lucky enough to get to play with everyone’s new refrigerators. There must have been some renovation fever, or big sale, because everyone we knew had new appliances. (And nobody apparently minded me digging through…

Color up the wall

After priming most of the room and painting the ceiling white, we started putting actual color on the wall today. We’re doing a mix of grays and a very dark purple/gray. It’s not as black as it looks. East accent…

Painting is underway

During our last renovation, we totally regretted painting AFTER finishing all the dirty work. It was such a pain to paint around cabinets. So this time we’re painting in the middle of the reno. You don’t have to worry about…

Victory!

Today we got monster corner cabinet into our house. There were very limited options as it wouldn’t fit up the stairs and there was no way to get it to the backyard through the first floor (we even tried our…