My kitchen looks like this-- right now.
Too late to turn back? I think so.
We (meaning Doug) have been hard at work over the past few days. I thought the demo stage was almost done-- I was wrong.
Remember this floor to ceiling window in my kitchen? I think it actually used to be a door that led to the deck from the kitchen-- the previous owners converted it into a huge window. It let in a lot of light (which is nice) but it also took up a lot of precious wall space-- wall space we intend to convert into more cabinetry and counter space. It was also constantly covered in little sticky handprints. :)
Today we said goodbye to the window. Goodbye window-- hello more counter space!
Doug also installed a new window above my kitchen sink-- it's the same width, but comes down a couple extra inches-- now I can see my whole backyard from my kitchen window...
Losing a window will mean that I've lost a lot of natural light-- a little sad. But-- Doug and his brother installed 6 new pot lights in the kitchen on Saturday so it's still going to feel nice and bright. And really-- all that afternoon sun streaming into my kitchen made the room HOT HOT HOT in the summer. Hopefully it will stay a little bit cooler in there over the next few months.
Well-- that's where we're at in the kitchen today!
I think it's safe to say that I probably won't be cooking dinner in there tonight...