Kitchen Remodel: Month 8

Welp, here are the latest updates. I haven't posted pics of the kitchen in awhile so I'll throw a couple out there to show you how it's coming along. We are know on month 8 of our kitchen remodel, which has gone on for a "little" longer than we had anticipated. The cons are obvious I suppose, but there are also some pros, which I try to list in my mind at least once daily so that I keep a positive attitude.

1. The whole process has helped Jeremy and I to work better together. It has also given me an even greater respect for my husband's work ethic and abilities. I am so impressed every day with his perseverance and work ethic. It's not an easy task to work 40-60 hours a week and then come home and work on a kitchen remodel, yet he does it month after month. Even more surprisingly, he rarely complains.

2. Patience was never my best virtue. I have become so much more patient, which is a quality that I have always really wanted to work on. The kitchen remodel has given me a perfect opportunity to work on this quality in myself. I can now honestly say that I am a much more patient person and I'm proud of that.

3. It's summer and the weather is beautiful and perfect for grilling and eating outside. We've been doing a lot of both. Food tastes so delicious on the grill and I've become a much better grill cook! I never had much confidence in my grilling ability before and now I am starting to develop that confidence.

4. I have learned so much from this project.

5. After we are done with the kitchen, all of the other things that we want to fix up around the house seem simple.

6. The finished project is going to be so beautiful and we will appreciate it so much more having done it ourselves.

And, now, the latest pictures!

upper cabbies installed

upper cabinets, full view

pantry cabinets

It's coming along!


  1. Looking better all the time. You guys are going to have one gorgeous kitchen when all is said and done. It will so totally be worth it!

  2. Holy schmolies, that looks beautiful!! What's next? It looks done to me. :)

  3. Wow!! It looks awesome! What are you going to do with your time when it's done? :)

  4. Whoo-hoo! Looking good! Just wait till those countertops go in...that will be another BIG step toward completion. Since tomorrow is the beginning of C-Day (working on the countertops), progress is definitely being made. When you think of all that has been done on a part-time basis since the beginning of this project, eight months is not bad in terms of the progress that's been made...it's just very trying in terms of having to live with a mess and attempting to cook meals in a temporary kitchen, i.e., the laundry room.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous!
    If I had an ounce of your creativity...