The big project this weekend is disassembling the kitchen. We are packing up boxes from the kitchen cabinets. And we are realizing just how much "stuff" we have. So the idea is that we will have boxes of things that we will keep and boxes of things that we will sell. All of the glassware and dishes and so forth are either antique or of high quality. But we don't need all of this. And I am starting to think that it's time to go through the whole house and simply divest ourselves of things that we will not use or need anymore.
|The kitchen as it is now. Dining area and bar area aren't shown.|
I know that the kitchen will look really good by the time the remodeling is done. The old kitchen is warm but dated. We are replacing the pine cabinets with a light maple and will be brightening up the space with the granite and painting the trim a beige. It should make the room brighter.
Living with the mess for a while will be another adventure. At least, that's what I hope. So far, we haven't had any arguments about the project. And both of us are looking forward to actually having the room gutted and beginning anew. We are both at home this weekend packing the boxes.
I am going on the boat next week for a few days and will leave next Friday to go to my high school reunion. I am looking forward to seeing people that I haven't seen in a long time. Maybe this is the only one that I'll go to, but now seems like the time. I guess this couldn't come at a worse time regarding remodeling, but the plan is to have almost all the stuff packed up by then.