Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Kitchen Renovation - Volume 6, Issue 52

The kitchen is coming along ...SL....O....O....W....LY. But it is coming along. Here are some of the latest pictures. My fantastic Aunt and Uncle from Memphis came to town to help us tile the backsplash over the Christmas weekend. It's so great to have family that likes to help (they actually did, I know!) and is really talented at this stuff. While my aunt and I went through about 30 possible tile designs, and then I even changed my mind again the next day before we started, my uncle was the TILE SAW KING. This was a true team project with all four of us working on it. A week or so after they left, Nick and I grouted and I love the way it turned out. Once our new windows come in, the walls will have a more finished look, but I love the way it looks already.
As you can see, the floor is still in progress. We decided that instead of doing a single pattern all the way across the floor, that it would be more interesting to create a focal point and change up the pattern.
The undercabinet lights create this amazing warm mood lighting that is so welcoming. I know that when we finally finish, our party guests will love hanging out in here, and we will actually encourage everyone to spend all their time in the kitchen.