Friday, November 1, 2013

Adventures In Remodeling Part II

In my last update I left you with a photo that looked similar to this one.  We were still living in the front part of the house and I was still cooking in my kitchen. 

As of about an hour ago, it looked like this.  

My 1950's kitchen  

is now gone. 

 This is my new garage kitchen.  It's a bit chilly but it does the job.  

When I took this photograph I realized just how big the new space was going to be.  This picture is taken from the vantage point of my old front door looking toward the kitchen, dining area and hallway to the back part of the house.  With the stucco, drywall and plaster starting to come down it already looked so big even without the outside walls down.  

In order to do all of this work on the house and still make it livable for us, the guys built me a wall.  Dry walled on both sides and insulated.  It's great as it is keeping the back part of the house warm and dust free.

These photos are taking from my south side yard looking into the living room.  
Taken at 7:15am Friday, November 1, 2013
Taken at 4:00pm Friday, November 1, 2013
Old kitchen window and dining area from north side of house.  
Taken at 7:15pm Friday, November 1, 2013
Taken at 4:00pm Friday,  November 1, 2013
It is fascinating to watch it all come down so fast.  In my next update I'll show you the new walls come up.


  1. Can't wait to see it finished!

  2. Wow!! what a chinge that will be.

  3. So exciting!! Have to say though, I really love the look of your 50's kitchen! Lol!!

  4. Oh my what a big job. Very ambitious.

  5. I hope that you are invited out for Thanksgiving dinner. :)
    Looking forward to more kitchen updates.

  6. Really nice set up in the garage. Not ideal, of course, but it has all the basics and will still allow you will to appreciate your new kitchen.

  7. Isn't it about time for an update? I miss your podcast! Wishing you the best of holidays despite the construction!

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    1. Thanks a bunch for the update, looks great! Miss your podcast :)
      So awesome your teaching!! Look at you go