Mary’s Big Remodel – Part 17

They say that a picture is worth 1,000 words. That’s good because I don’t have the words to describe just how happy and grateful I am for this amazing transformation. Even more amazing, we’re under budget with only trim around the window and inserts in the drawers left to purchase.

I didn’t know a person could be as grateful for a sink as I am for this:

And this ….

Just in case you forgot what this 40-year old kitchen looked like last July, here’s a reminder ….

Our work is not done … we still have to clear and clean the patio where we’ve been staging, storing and building stuff and then finish and furnish the family room or, as I like to call it, the rest of  my new Great Room 🙂

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18 replies
  1. Suzanne
    Suzanne says:

    Please remember to wash,lightly dry and separate the grapes before freezing. Frozen grapes are delicious as well as useful!.
    When washing hamburger under the tap: that amount of not-good-for-consumption grease will not clog the drains because you clean the drains regularly with vinegar/baking soda/hot water.

  2. Marlo
    Marlo says:

    Beautiful kitchen congrats! Mary please tell me that’s just a filtered water in the small faucet and not a reverse osmosis system.

  3. Bev
    Bev says:

    I have followed your remodel story along with my own. Our kitchen was finished the Monday before Thanksgiving … just in time to cook a fabulous holiday meal! So grateful to you for giving us the tools to live a debt-free life and make this remodel possible. It feels great to live within our means and to have been able to save for things such as this new kitchen. Enjoy your remodel for many years to come!!

  4. Roxanne Kevin Brown
    Roxanne Kevin Brown says:

    Where is your oven? I’ve looked at all of your pictures and cannot figure out where it is located, but… your new kitchen is STUNNING! It’s truly a dream kitchen! I know you will enjoy it for years to come and I thank you for sharing it with us.

  5. Deanna
    Deanna says:

    This is beautiful! I can’t decide what I like best! It’s classic, warm, inviting, and functional. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Carol Nedrow Farkas
    Carol Nedrow Farkas says:

    It’s gorgeous!!! (You must be much more graceful than I-I keep feeling the bruises every time I see those sharp corners on your countertop!)
    Your new kitchen actually sparkles! Do you find yourself staring at it and smiling much? ;-D

  7. Donna Marnon Christiansen
    Donna Marnon Christiansen says:

    What a great remodeling adventure!!! I really enjoyed following your quest to get best deal for your money. The final reveal looks great. Really like how you created the sitting area for eating and visiting

  8. Joan McDonagh
    Joan McDonagh says:

    What a beautiful, functioning kitchen. So happy you and your husband can now share all the things you do well in ministering to others using this “great room”. Joan

  9. Char Alfaro
    Char Alfaro says:

    Simply stunning. I hope you will have many happy family meals, laughs, and love shared through food and drink. Congratulations. It was so exciting seeing week by week the transformation. I looked forward to your episodes every week or two. What an elegant and functional kitchen. Enjoy eating in or serving take-out. Love it. Too bad that now you are now out on the road. Merry Christmas, hopefully you can have a yummy Merry meal or two before year-end.

  10. ewb
    ewb says:

    Congratulations, Mary! You have worked so hard–thinking carefully at each step of the way–and your new kitchen is lovely. Enjoy this blessing!

  11. Judi DiFran
    Judi DiFran says:

    Looks awesome~I really like the tile you chose~the hardware is really stunning too! You did a great job & under budget! That’s a miracle in itself!


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