A New Year, A New Kitchen

The kitchen is the nerve center of many homes, and ours at Happy Acres is certainly so. We have just begun a makeover project that should bring some much-needed improvements, though it’s going to be painful for a bit. The big pieces of the project will be replacing the floor and the countertops. The floor is a white ceramic tile that is unforgiving on the feet and anything you drop on it. It’s also cracked in quite a few places. We’re replacing it with Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) flooring that will be easier on the feet as well as easier to clean. Since yours truly is in charge of kitchen floor cleanup, it will be much appreciated!

cracked floor

cracked floor

The current counters are a laminate that were old and stained when we moved in 10 years ago, and are that much older now. We are replacing those with a quartz material, which will be much improved compared to what we have now. Bread making should be easier for one thing, and I am looking forward to actually working on the counter without fear of food touching it.

cabinet makeover

cabinet makeover

As part of the project, three of the kitchen cabinets need a bit of re-working. Two will be made smaller, while one will be enlarged. Since the microwave was hanging from one of them, it is now out in the garage. When it comes time to work on the flooring, the stove and refrigerator will have to go in the dining room. That will make cooking and eating fun for sure! Many of our cooking ingredients are now in boxes in the dining room, which has already made cooking an adventure.

there used to be a cabinet there

there used to be a cabinet there

Stay tuned, and hopefully sometime next month the project will be done and we will have a functional, somewhat more modern kitchen! Meanwhile, has anyone seen the curry powder?

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7 Responses to A New Year, A New Kitchen

  1. Lis at Tomato Thymes says:

    You will love the quartz counters. We have them in our kitchens and our bathrooms. Once it is complete you will be glad you did the reno.

  2. How exciting – look forward to the end result. Are you refurbishing by yourself?

  3. Margaret says:

    Kitchen renos top the list when it comes to stress – but it will be so worthwhile when it’s done! Fingers crossed that you get a functioning space by months end as one other thing about renos is that they almost always take longer than expected. A very Happy New Year to you and your family, Dave!

  4. Michelle says:

    I know how exciting a project this is because my kitchen redo was just completed a few months ago. You are smart to do it in the winter when you don’t have loads of veggies coming in from the garden. One of the things I loved about my kitchen makeover was that I had to pull just about everything out of the cupboards and drawers and when I put everything away again I weeded out a lot of things that I hadn’t used in a long time. It’s amazing how much stuff accumulates that you don’t need.

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