We have successfully remodeled our kitchen.
This is something we’ve wanted to do for nine years, since moving into this house in 2007.
Here’s what the kitchen used to look like:
As you can see, the kitchen that came with the house was probably 50 years old. It was dingy and needed to go.
I mentioned in this post how difficult it is to tear out your kitchen and put another one in. At one point, the kitchen looked like this.
We had people install the cabinets and counters, but we did everything else, including painting, plumbing, electricity, and tiling the backsplash behind the stove.
One day in an antique store we ran into a vintage tile mural of Don Quixote fighting a windmill. It was hand-painted from Spain. I knew right away I wanted it for behind the stove.
Now the house is 90% remodeled.
Nine. Years. Later.