While typically I love nothing more than a good before & after photo comparison,
seeing the “After” in our very own kitchen has come with much more bleh/frustration/angst than I had ever hoped.
To be sure, it is still very NOT PERFECT. And man, did the process make us [ok- mostly me] VERY unhappy.
But behold the power of transformation! The “after” sure does make our house feel like new, now that we’re finally (sort of/ mostly) DONE.
The last item on my to do list (beyond the lingering construction defect issues!) was to add the roman shade over the kitchen window. Voila! Thank you The Shade Store for simply showing up & putting it in correctly the first time. haha. We needed something to go smoothly in here! This window is our same old window- but with the removal of the mini-blinds- it feels much more open!
We love how much more open the whole kitchen is now- without the low ceiling, and the wall & pocket door at the dining room. Our bench seat in the dining room gets way more use now too, as it’s easy to sit there facing the kitchen or facing the dining table- depending on where the activity is. 🙂
So, no thanks to the awful process we went through to get here, we are very happy to be home with our new and improved space!
and I swear, we’ll take a bit of a break from the remodeling to all recover (both emotionally and financially!) before we tackle the master bathroom (and the 70’s shell sink!!!)