Sunday, February 7, 2010

Long overdue....

We are finally moving forward with construction. This will not be a "remodel," we're talking reconfiguration. Although the kitchen and the All Seasons room/sunroom were the main reasons we bought this house thirteen years ago, they were slightly dated even then. 

But, since everything was in good shape, we had five small children, a dog, a cat, and other parts of the house to update... the kitchen was way down the list. For the last two years it has been on the top of the list and thanks to the economy there has been a huge delay in our plans...
But now we are ready. The plans go out next week to five different builders and then hopefully, we will move fast and furious because I am sooo ready!

This part of the kitchen will be a home office and a powder room.

Around the corner, to the left, will be our laundry room and mudroom.

The All Season room will be removed and in its place will be a larger and beautiful kitchen!

This part of the existing kitchen will be a butler's pantry leading into our dining room.

There will be a wall here.
We will miss the sun room. So beautiful during snowstorms or when autumn leaves swirled around in the wind. Even when the rain pelted the panes so loudly we couldn't hear each other... we loved it.
Many family gatherings were centered in this room. We hope to replicate it with the new kitchen- high ceilings, walls of windows and transoms should help us do that.
And I can't wait.


  1. The room and its memories will live on with in your hearts. I can't wait to see the progress. I hope you share step by step. xo

  2. I can't wait for you to get your new kitchen....I'm going to miss the sun room it's a favorite room for me.

  3. This is going to be so cool! (Once past the actual construction, natch.) We hear your angst about missing the four-seasons room though, it does look awfully nice. But the home office and expanded kitchen/pantry sound heavenly, I'm so excited for you!

  4. Wow...that is going to be a big change (and LOTS of dust ;)

    I am sure everyone will be gathering in the kitchen anyway. Lots of light and places for people to sit, and you will be set.

  5. How exciting!!! I think having a kitchen you love sets the tone for the whole house. It's the heart of the home. :)
    I too have a kitchen that I haven't loved, even though I spend a lot of time in it. We are finally turning into a room that reflects our style.

    Good luck choosing a builder and have fun loving your awesome new kitchen!!!