Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kitchen Renovation Update

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful and Plant-strong Memorial Day Weekend. How many of you saw Forks Over Knives in the theaters?

I'm back from a well needed rest from blogging. I had a great three day weekend with my family. I got a lot of time in the sun, planting herbs and flowers, power washing my patio and sitting by the baby pool with Max. I need that vitamin D I am sure I am low on living here in Cleveland.

Most of you know that we are in the process of renovating our kitchen (which is why the volume of new recipes on HGK has been much lower than normal for the past six weeks). Well, we are about four weeks from completion and this post is dedicated to updating those of you that are interested in the status of the project (which is mainly my mom and dad . . . "Hi Mom!"). For those of you who could care less, this is your warning.
Most of the appliances are in place but not hooked up yet. All of the cabinet hardware has been installed.
One of the top things on my dream kitchen wish list was to have a separate refrigerator and freezer, so I made it a big priority when making my appliance choices. The amount of produce that I like to have on hand on a daily basis just doesn't organize well into a conventional refrigerator. The big freezer helps to store all of the bags of frozen fruit and veg, the entire variety of nuts and seeds, all variety of Ezekiel breads and will still have lots of room for soup and stew leftovers. Try doing this in my current tiny freezer and frustration will abound!

Paint and counter tops are happening this week. I can hardly stand it! Is it possible to be "in love" with a kitchen?

12 comments:

OttawaMama said...

Hi,

Your kitchen looks great. I would be in love with that as well. I am also looking for separate fridge and freezer. What make/model did you decide on?

The Collage Experience said...

I'm one of your readers who wants to hear every single detail. It is gorgeous! Keep those photos comin'! :)

Sandra said...

Gorgeous and I am so very jealous!!

Good for you.

Renae said...

Gorgeous kitchen Wendy. I too, love the updates!

Jen said...

Looks lovely!

The almond-sesame dip was big hit at potluck. I bought Eat for Health, but find the array of recipes daunting...would love to know your other Fuhrman favorites.

katshealthcorner said...

I didn't know you had a kitty?!?!

Janet said...

Looks fantastic! I'm so happy you posted these today:)

Brenna said...

Ooh, looks awesome! My sister is renovating her kitchen and I saw her cabinets & hardware last week. She picked almost the exact same stuff!

I wish I could go see FOK. I have a very, very attached nursing toddler with no attention span, so it would be tough to get her to the theater. I am dying for it to come out on DVD. I feel the same way about FOK as a 14 year-old girl feels about Twilight!

JL goes Vegan said...

It looks spectacular! Love the kitty checking things out :)

Bonnie said...

Wow, your new kitchen looks amazing! So exciting.

Wendy said...

Thanks Everyone!

Ottawa Mama-I chose the Electrolux frige and freezer. I don't know what the model numbers are though. I chose them because they had the look that I wanted (that restaurant, industrial type look) without the pricetag of the Subzero units. Those would have broken the bank.

Kelsey @ Clean Teen Kelsey said...

Wow, way to go on the kitchen reno! I am LOVING that brick wall in the kitchen. That is so dang cool! :)

 
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