Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Home transformation project #2

Kitchen before:
Kitchen after:

This may be one of the most dramatic home improvements we'll ever make. The difference with that wall open is incredible. I used to hate sitting in one chair in the family room because it felt claustrophobic, but now it's great. In case I haven't mentioned it recently, my husband is completely awesome and has busted his butt for the past seven months to get us moved and into this house. We've lived there five months today and he's already done the bathroom and this project.

By the way, the picture of the boys was from when they were helping dad install the recessed lighting. Hot Wheels has the shop vac hose for reducing the dust flying around when he cut the ceiling and Superman was in charge of lighting.

A rather uninspired strength training workout this morning. I'm bench pressing 65 lbs, but the third set's a challenge. I'm also down from 120 lbs to 90 lbs of assistance on the pull-up machine. I'm making progress and even a less-than-stellar effort is better than nothing.


A New Beginning said...

I love how open it looks. And the color is beautiful. I do like the opening in the wall just as you do. I bet it make a huge difference in how "big" the room feels.

I don't know how many lbs I was bench pressing, but it wasn't 65. It was more like the bar and nothing else, so maybe 40 or 45. I would LOVE to do 65.

Duane said...

Nice re-do!

IronJenny said...

Wow!! Love it! The color is so happy and modern and sleek. Love it. Love it.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Wow! What a transformation. Very inviting in the after photo. Nicely done!

crazy tri mama said...

Wow, you should be on a home improvement show or something, that is simply stunning. The cat on the table adds a bit of a lived in look too!!

Triteacher said...

Oh, very nice! You worked hard on that transformation.