My kitchen and dining room progress so far

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momW's picture
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My kitchen and dining room progress so far

We're getting there...slowly but surely. Here's the latest on my kitchen/dining room. The cabinets come Thursday and the countertop the middle of next week. Hopefully I can get the plumbers here right after the counter gets in and then get the appliances delivered. DH will be out of town all next week so it's up to me but I'm so desperate to move in to my new kitchen that I think I can handle it Smile

You can't really tell in this picture but the ceiling is the same green color as the window wall. I had no idea how much I hated it and how small it made the room until it got painted white this weekend. I finally feel much better about that room. The green ceiling made it feel short and claustrophobic.

The floor has been replaced and the ceiling painted. My uncle is coming this evening to paint the walls. Woo Hoo!

I can't wait to get the cabinets in and show those to you Biggrin

ETA: for comparison, here is a picture from when we first got the house.

laurensmitty1982's picture
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Looks so much better with the floors in! My sisters bedroom is that green color. She dislikes it also but still hasnt painted it. Cant wait to see the final picture!

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wow that looks so good! Can't wait to see how it all comes together Biggrin

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Definitely some great progress being made!!! Can't wait to see it finished. Biggrin

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DH and I are having a disagreement, you guys want to chime in??? See in the middle picture on the right side where the phone cubby is. I want it gone! I'm going to google how to drywall if I must and do it myself. I want it filled in. DH thinks it's sort of endearing to the house because the house is old and it should stay. Mostly, I think he really just doesn't want me to add anything more to his project list Smile I will figure out how to do it myself and he knows it which I think makes him nervous Lol

So, it's adds to the houses charm and we should keep it or it's silly and needs to be taken out?

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Is it that little nook on the wall, if so I kinda like it, maybe not for a phone but for something decorative in that spot. But I am weird and like old stuff like that, though I have seen a few more modern houses with nooks built into the wall for decoirative stuff as well.

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So it's just a little cubby hole for a phone?! That's weird to me. lol.

momW's picture
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yes, it's the little nook. in older houses around here anyway, they put that nook in the wall and that's where your *gasp* corded phone went. some even went so far as to have a little notepad station up there by the phone. pretty prehistoric huh Biggrin

Wendy- I'm not a knick knack fan. My mom loves it and same as you would put something in there. I do not like knick knacky stuff though so...

alwayssmile's picture
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If you don't have a knick knack to put in that cubby, why keep it? Smile

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I was thinking like a vase with flowers or a bowl with those rattan balls, or even a nice family photo in a frame.

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How on Earth are you getting all this done? Looks great! Personally, I'd keep the nook. Is there power in there? I'd use it as a cell phone charging station if there is. Otherwise, I'd put something decorative in there.

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No power in the nook, just the phone jack.

Maybe if the nook was more like a square I wouldn't mind it so much. I sat downstairs a while ago, took the phone out of it and just stared at it trying to figure out what it was that I really hated about it. I think it's the fact that it's curved on top and not a straight line.

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it looks so much better! i love the new floor

AnnaRO's picture
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Looks like awesome progress! Makes me jealous that I can't remodel our house. I agree with you, get rid of the nook. It's pointless and really, if your house is at all like mine, it'll be a place to put crap (just for a minute) and then it'll always look like a junk hole. I think the arch shape of it looks outdated too.

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I love the new floor!

I'm another that would keep the nook, since I agree with hubby that it adds a little of the original character of the house. I'd use it to charge cell phones, or put some framed pictures in there.

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

How on Earth are you getting all this done?

Oh yeah, I really have no farking clue how we are managing! It ought to get interesting soon. DD1's v-ball games start tomorrow night, 3 this week, 3 the next week and so on. AND, next week DH is gone all week. So, it'll be me, the people doing the work, the decisions and dragging two little kids to 3 ballgames BY MYSELF! Oh ugh!!! I just hope I can keep from blowing chunks all next week.

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Why did I not see this thread before?? I love being nosey at houses! Looks great!

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Gorgeous!! :0)

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Wow!!! The work looks great so far. I can't wait to see the rest of it!!

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