Category Archives: kitchen

Kitchen: The Plan

I realize I’ve never actually showed you guys the plan for my kitchen. I never really wrote it down. It’s just floated around in my head I suppose this is a good thing because, as the renovation has progressed, there’s … Continue reading

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Who Needs Running Water, Anyway?

Lets just start with the obvious. I didn’t host Thanksgiving. I planned to. I really wanted to. I posted about it. It didn’t happen. I thought maybe I’d have everything done by Christmas. Or maybe, at the very least, have … Continue reading

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It’s Electric

The electric in the kitchen/dining room has been, well, a larger project than I expected. Going into this kitchen project, I knew there would be some electrical work to do but I completely underestimated just how much it would be. … Continue reading

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Exposing Brick

Before demoing, you never really know what you’ll find. Will you uncover a giant headache or complete awesomeness? This house tends to favor the “giant headache” side of those odds but that’s probably pretty typical for a house pushing 130ish … Continue reading

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Stupid Pipe

Before demo, I knew there was a pipe in the back right corner of my kitchen. There was a little hole in the drywall of the useless nook that was previously here and I could see it running vertically up … Continue reading

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Slate?

So I took a trip over to the stone yard to finalize my soapstone plans this past weekend and walked out empty-handed. They accidentally got some slate mixed in with a shipment of soapstone from India and are selling it for … Continue reading

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On Breaking & Entering, Theft, & Vandalism

They say one of the fastest ways to blow your budget & timeline in a renovation is to change the design midstream. I would say those people would be correct. At least when it comes to the timeline part. This … Continue reading

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Exhausted or Not?

Apparently some people have very strong opinions about exhaust hoods. Either you love them, can’t cook without them. Or you think they’re generally a complete waste of dollars & energy. I’m torn. So here’s what my kitchen looked like before … Continue reading

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Soapstone Counters

I’m 90% certain I want soapstone counters in the kitchen. No. Make that, 96%. A natural stone, it’s incredibly heat-resistant (yay for hot pots) and nonporous. It changes from gray to black when oiled, which I love. It scratches easier than … Continue reading

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The Countdown has Begun

Tomorrow morning we demo the kitchen. WOOT! A few updates to the space have been made over the past 3 years. At closing, the floors were covered with a light wood-like laminate, there was no dishwasher, and the upper counter had … Continue reading

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