I'm doing some "make ahead" cooking today - spaghetti sauce, chicken breasts, cubed steaks - and remembered I still needed to share the kitchen remodel photos with you. The ivy wallpaper is gone and the ripped vinyl flooring has disappeared! We're very happy with how it turned out.
The appliances were not included in the project. After this picture was taken we bought a stainless steel gas range. I love cooking with gas! I thought it wouldn't be much different than our electric range but I was wrong. We still need to replace the microwave with a stainless steel one, but we'll do that once it breaks. It's still new and I think it blends in well with the cabinets.
Putting everything back felt like moving into a new house! We have more cabinet space now and had to figure out where to put everything. There are still two boxes of rarely used items to put away, then we'll be done.
We had the dining room finished up while the carpenter and painters were here. The red doesn't match our rug perfectly, so I'll probably look for different paint (still red). But we're very pleased to have this room done, too. Unfortunately, I can't find a "before" picture, but here's a "during" picture for comparison.
The whole process took less than one month (exactly one month if you include us buying the range and having it installed). Our contractor was wonderful and it was all relatively painless. It feels so good to have it completed. Before, the kitchen looked dirty even after I cleaned. But now it looks nice even if it's messy. What a relief!