Interiors, Kitchen

Kitchen Design Trends for 2019

Happy last week of January!  I'm writing this on Monday which, to refresh your memory, is the day when forecasters predicted 1-3" of snow in town (No big deal!  Light snowfall! You won't even notice it's there.) and we have a good 7" outside.  To be more helpful, it all came down during the morning commute.… Continue reading Kitchen Design Trends for 2019

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 3)

Welcome to my last "Kitchens of 2018" post!  (Oh good, I thought she'd never stop sharing these blurry site photos.)  How is your January 2019 experience?  My life feels back to "normal" from the nasty December that I had followed by the chaos of the Christmas holiday.  I'm really enjoying being a part of this… Continue reading Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 3)

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 2)

We have two more months of winter left and yet every time I hear birds chirping I nod sagely to myself and think:  Ah!  Spring is almost here!  I always forget about the slog of January and February.  I feel optimistic about this year even though (or maybe because) I ended last year in a… Continue reading Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 2)

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 1)

Happy New Year!  I'm writing this on a bitterly cold (but sunny) new day in 2019.  I am a reflective person, but I'm not much of a backwards looking person and I think there is a difference.  One of my many self-preservation skills is a lack of desire to dwell on the past.  I think… Continue reading Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 1)

Interiors, Kitchen

Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen Design: Products, Furniture and Art

Happy week before Christmas!  Are you still listening to holiday songs?  I had a brief flurry of listening with my family right after Thanksgiving and then it's been right back to alternative rock and podcasts.  I've never been one to drive around listening to Christmas music, but I know a lot of people who are… Continue reading Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen Design: Products, Furniture and Art

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before and After Kitchen: As Seen on HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation

My second House Hunters Renovation episode aired this past weekend.  If you missed seeing it on television, it is Season 14, Episode 9 and is called: “Flying into a Renovation”.  It should be available on demand and I believe you can find it on YouTube as well.  It always blows my mind to see a… Continue reading Before and After Kitchen: As Seen on HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation

Interiors, Kitchen, Trends

Sunshine on My Shoulders: Site Visits in Fall Snow

We just went through what felt like a record number of overcast days here in the Denver area and  my energy level and my happiness level plummeted like a stone thrown into a still lake.  Cold, gray and dreary in early October is unpleasant, unwelcome and it is causing me to be over-dramatic about everything… Continue reading Sunshine on My Shoulders: Site Visits in Fall Snow

Interiors, Kitchen

The Summer of Our Discontent: This Old House Part 6

After living without a sink for about 2 months (felt like 6 months), struggling to install the sink for 2 days (felt like 6 days) we finally got our sink hooked up and functional!  And when I say "we" I mean Dave got our sink hooked up and functional.  I would celebrate but I'm too… Continue reading The Summer of Our Discontent: This Old House Part 6

Interiors, Kitchen, Trends

Trend Alert: The Return of Knotty Pine

We recently tore out cabinets from the 1950's during our kitchen renovation. They served their purpose for over 60 years but they were really showing their age. They were also full on yellow/orange knotty pine with v-channel vertical plank doors. Good luck ignoring this type of knotty pine. It's like a loud talker in a… Continue reading Trend Alert: The Return of Knotty Pine

DIY, Kitchen

How to Survive a Kitchen Remodel in a Small House: 7 Tips

We are close to the end of our kitchen renovation journey! It's been a lot of work (mostly for Dave) and quite stressful at times, but the part that I thought would be the most stressful turned out to be the least stressful, and things that I had not accounted for caused me the most… Continue reading How to Survive a Kitchen Remodel in a Small House: 7 Tips