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

Interiors, Kitchen

Un-Kitchening the Kitchen: 7 Ways to Hide a Kitchen Hood

When I think about the past few years of kitchen design, the overarching trend can be summed up with the following question: "How can I make my kitchen not look like a kitchen?"  I believe this to be true partly because of the extreme popularity of open kitchens.  When your kitchen is wide open to… Continue reading Un-Kitchening the Kitchen: 7 Ways to Hide a Kitchen Hood

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before and After: An 80’s Home Turns Rustic Refined in Littleton, Colorado

When I first saw this home, it was a 1980's suburban dream.  Except it was 37 years later and now we all know the good and the bad that comes with living in the suburbs and frequently the word "dream" is excised from that slogan.   (You can see more of this renovated, Littleton, Colorado… Continue reading Before and After: An 80’s Home Turns Rustic Refined in Littleton, Colorado

Interiors, Kitchen

My Search for a Kitchen Faucet: Yes, but is it a good conversationalist?

A few weeks ago I shared my romantic comedy storylines for the kitchen sink. I wish I had similar flights of fancy about the kitchen faucet, but I tend to look at faucets as highly utilitarian.  Utilitarian, yet I do expect them to look like a supermodel.  I think I want my kitchen faucet to be the… Continue reading My Search for a Kitchen Faucet: Yes, but is it a good conversationalist?

DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

Good Ol’ Days: Heat, A Snorkeling Mask and Plaster – This Old House Part 5

I am at the point in my kitchen remodel where I am questioning the entire Interior Design industry and the deceptions that are Pinterest and Instagram.  Why do I feel the need to update my kitchen?  It worked just fine before.  Yes, it was dark and the cabinets were over 60 years old, but it… Continue reading Good Ol’ Days: Heat, A Snorkeling Mask and Plaster – This Old House Part 5

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Gorgeous Area Rugs and A Handsome, Walnut and Brass Kitchen: Denver’s Shaver-Ramsey

Denver's Shaver-Ramsey is the kind of place that makes you want to immediately ditch your cheap Wayfair rug (which I may or may not own) and splurge on the real deal.   If you were decorating your place and had a certain amount of money to spend - get a rug from Shaver-Ramsey and a… Continue reading Gorgeous Area Rugs and A Handsome, Walnut and Brass Kitchen: Denver’s Shaver-Ramsey

DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

Kitchen Sinks and Romantic Comedies

I love a high back, vintage-style farmhouse sink.  If I could figure out a way to put one into my kitchen (that didn't involve moving the sink to another wall) I would install one before you could ask "How practical are they really?" There are a number of these vintage sinks for sale online.  … Continue reading Kitchen Sinks and Romantic Comedies

DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4

Do you really need ice?  The first weekend we tore up the kitchen (read about that here) we moved the refrigerator across the room to let more light into the room.  We never hooked the water line up and we were suddenly sans ice.  I thought Dave was waiting on moving the water line, but I… Continue reading The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4

DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

Indecision and Anxiety: This Old House Part 3

This is what I learned about making decisions for your own home:  nothing. My last blog post on my kitchen was a little over two weeks ago and in that time decisions were made but indecision and anxiety have sidled into my life like long lost friends. I lost sleep the other night over faucets.  … Continue reading Indecision and Anxiety: This Old House Part 3

Before and After, DIY, Kitchen

Kitchen Renovation Saga: This Old House Part 2

It's been 2 weeks since we took out a wall in our kitchen (if you missed that post, you can read about it here).  We have a small, 1930's cottage-style house and taking this wall down only served to let much needed natural light into the kitchen.  It did not join it miraculously to the… Continue reading Kitchen Renovation Saga: This Old House Part 2