Friday, July 11, 2014

Homeostasis--Kitchen Armageddon

Remember the real estate photo of our dining room?


The little doorway there looks into the kitchen. Here's a view from the living room.


One of the first things we decided about this house was that we wanted that wall to go. We were all ready to wait awhile to do that. That is, until we started using the kitchen. This is what the kitchen looked like when we moved in.


You may notice that the only appliance in the kitchen is the stove. What you might not know is that when we moved into this house there were three doorways into the kitchen: one from the dining room, one from the hallway, and one from the back yard. None of these doorways would accommodate a full-sized fridge. I repeat. We could not put a fridge in this kitchen unless we ripped out walls. We measured. And remeasured. And thought creatively about how we could fit a fridge into this room. Finally, we got to work bashing.

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We ripped the cabinets out ourselves (which, somehow did not end in a trip to the ER).


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And we tiled the floors.

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Here is the end product, complete with fridge that fits in the room!  Huzzah!





We (affectionately?) refer to this time in our lives as "kitchen armageddon" because there was a period of about 3 months where we could not cook food, we had no dishes, and we had no table and chairs. Somehow our marriage survived.  We're not sure how.


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