It is disaster zone 2.0. Remember how you could see the laundry machines from the front door ever since we knocked down that first wall? Well since they will have a new home in the laundry room, we knocked down the wall in the kitchen that used to separate the laundry (as well as the refrigerator and dishwasher) from the rest of the kitchen. This adds about 5 more feet to the kitchen… and girl likes some space in the kitchen.We are going to continue on with the cabinets and countertop, right to the wall, so there will also be loads of counter space. You may also notice we put cabinet hardware in. These brass bar pulls are so clean and sleek and matched the pendant lamps perfectly.
Renovation Confession: I am the messy one in our household, I like to call it a “high tolerance to disorder” (sounds so much better right?). So anyway, going into this renovation I thought, “we had no problem with the chaos of the cabin renovation, I don’t know what the fuss is all about when people talk about the headaches and the drama of renovating a home”. Well, NOW I GET IT!
Living in construction for the past few months has opened my eyes to how much your surroundings really do affect you. It is unsettling to look around and see nothing in order, nothing clean, nothing styled pretty. It sounds silly but now I know why I go through the trouble of making things beautiful around me. It is because anxiety breeds in ugly. Seriously. The mess and the chaos, and the trash piles, and the construction dust, and the not having any clean laundry for weeks, and the still not being able to unpack everything (we moved 7 months ago), it has taken its unsettling toll. I’m working on how to climb out of it and will share some tips on living through a major renovation, as I am sure I am not alone in this (please say I’m not? ha). The weekend trips and time spent outside has definitely been my saving grace lately but I can say my tolerance has officially gone out the dirt covered window. On a more positive note, we are getting close to the end!
To see more on the renovation check here.Patio Doors from Stock Building Supply // Cabinet Hardware by Lewis Dolwin
Additional Sources: Alto Pendant Lamps by Cedar & Moss // Cabinet Doors & Drawer fronts by SemiHandmade // Stools by Organic Modernism // Cabinet paint colors: Pigeon & Wimborne White by Farrow & Ball // Floor Stain Color is Ebony by Minwax // Faucet by Brizo