I thought I would post a couple of pictures of the kitchen. We are 90 percent done. We’ve got a bit of trim work to do and finish hanging light fixtures as well as add a few decorations but as far as usability, we are up and running and loving every second of it.
My one small concern is that it’s a lot of brown right now. The backsplash turned out slightly darker than I was anticipating, which is fine, I just think I need to find some colorful dish towels, some fun art for the walls and some pretty window coverings to break up the dark cabinets and tile.
My desk is already being put to great use. I love having a space to work/blog/shop online (let’s be honest) in a central area of the house, where I can wach my dinner cook, keep an eye on Jack and still do what I need to get done. I would love to find a smallish armchair for the desk. I have plenty of room in that part of the kitchen and I think it would be so nice to have a comfy spot not only to do work but also to read stories or someday do homework.
We chose LG appliances from Home Depot and so far they are awesome. The oven has taken a little getting used to because instead of turning a dial to select the heat for your burner, you push a button. The fridge is perfect so far and the only thing about the dishwasher is that it doesn’t have an option NOT to dry your dishes. So, less water stains but higher power bills.
Overall we are ecstatic with how the process went. We had an excellent tile guy help us lay the countertop and back splash and if anyone in the Yakima area needs a recommendation, let me know. Both Aaron and I have been fighting colds the last couple of days, I think due to exhaustion. When we were in the moment, working every night until 11pm or later, along with taking care of the kid, working our actual jobs and living in mess/chaos, we were too busy and stressed to slow down and realize the toll it was taking. Now that it’s pretty much over, our bodies are suffering a little.
So…that’s the new kitchen. Now we’re hoping to paint a couple of bedrooms and just enjoy the house for a little while. Yard work, funky bathrooms, and the million other items on our to-do list can wait a bit.