Here we go

OK, so we finally decided to do it – create a dream kitchen.  After talking about moving to another (larger) home with a larger kitchen and seeing what was happening in the real estate market (ooh – ugly), my husband and I decided that we were just going to stay in our current home and remodel.  “Why move into another home when we can build our own dream kitchen just the way we want it?”.  At least that’s what we figured.  “And while we’re at it, why don’t we convert the basement to a partial wine cellar and make our home more valuable when we are ready to sell?”  Yeah – that’s a good idea too.  Oh yeah and “if we expand the kitchen into the laundry room, we can re-locate the laundry area into the walk-in storage closet – we can build that out while we’re at it”.  And yes, the icing on the cake – we’ll continue to live in the house while all this is happening.  Ah….such fabulous ideas in the light of day.  The questions is, will we be able to survive the quoted 4 months of construction?  As time goes by, I’ll publish updates.  The good, the bad, and the stressed-out ugly.  Here we go….

Our old kitchen - functional but not a lot of counter space for cooking prep.

Our old kitchen – functional but not a lot of counter space for cooking prep.

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