Sunday, June 8, 2014

Reno Photos of the House

I had a hard typing last time I posted and had quite a few typos. My hand is healing with the Carpel Tunnel wrap that the doctor told me to get. I can only wear it at night, it is hard to do anything during the day with it on. My sciatica is feeling much better as long as I don't sit or stand to long. Everything  in moderation I guess. My back hurt yesterday from cleaning the house top to bottom. It's my lower back that gives me the problems and then I get the sciatica.

Now our front door is in, but Pop was not able to finish the trim around the inside of the door he had to go. I hope he will be back soon to finish the small things that need to be finished on the house. It's the little things that are not done that drive me crazy...because I want to see this house reno completed completely.

As promised here are the kitchen photos today I will share. Next week the perhaps the craft room or perhaps the next photos should be the living room and family room, then craft room and bathrooms. The entire house was a reno. We took the money we got from our last house after the sale and put it into this house. This house is smaller, but it is cute and okay for just the three of us. I do miss my hometown very very much though. It's going to take awhile to get used to this life. I am starting to get my groove back though. It's hard to find time for me, but I am doing it little by little.

Last week I spent the day shopping my granddaughter Morgan, she is going be a Junior. Wow that is just shocking how time flies.

the entrance into the kitchen from the family room
little eating nook area and pop added cabinets for me to keep my holiday dinnerware in. It will also be a great area for when the family comes, I can put food up on the granite behind the table and move the table into the corner and use that for a food service area as well and ditch the chairs to the garage. Everyone can eat in the dining room.
the other entrance into the kitchen is from the dining room
Everything is new in this kitchen it was a complete reno. Custom white shaker style cabinets, new tile  floors and granite, new appliances. Bosch oven upper and lower and Bosch Inductive stovetop as seen below.
Bosch Inductive stovetop. It takes special pots and pans that cost us nearly $300.00 for. Wish I would have known that before hand. How am I going to do my canning? well that will be an issue for next year, not gardening this year, the backyard is a mess. It's so ugly that I so miss my yard from our house before we moved. So sad :( My husband wants pop to put handles on the false door under the stove. So he will be back to do that and quite a few little things left to do.
This time we chose the side be side fridge, last time we had the drawer in the bottom stainless, but it was so hard to find things in there. Imagine looking through a big drawer for clothes or whatever.
I love the upper and lower Bosch oven it's great!!!!

Looking back into the kitchen from the other end
It almost looks like a galley kitchen, maybe it is I don't know?
The dining room with the new shutters that just were installed this past Friday. Just in time for over 100 degree heat wave.
Dining room

My hutch filled with my great grandma's dishes from England and my own collection of tea sets. You can find the link here to check them out.

Now i just need some toppers for over the shutters and for hubby to hang my curtain rods.

Little close up of the Inductive stove top.

 Now the new door is in, but guess what we have to paint the trim of the house. One thing leads to another. I don't like the blue anyway. We chose Valspar Sun Valley CI 158 for the trim. We have not put it on yet, so we will see how it looks with a sample first. I have learned from the past, only buy enough for a sample and see if you like it before you buy a ton of it, you can't take it back if you don't like it. This trim color will go for the whole house trim, so we have to like it, I mean love it!

Looking out from the front patio onto the street.

I am baking bread for a Sunday dinner of chicken salad and whole wheat bread. Yummy! perfect for a really hot day in the Sacramento area. 

Have a Happy Week! ~Kat


  1. Hi Kat!! Don't you just wish the sciatica would just go away, it drives me crazy. Hurts me when I sit or stand too long too.
    Well, I love your pictures so much. The door is very pretty. I am wanting to paint our door, but I do not think I have Karl on board with that. UGH. Have a nice week. ((BIG HUGS))!!

  2. Hi Kat, I love what has been done to your house. We are downsizing now that we are retired. We want a single story. We are willing to get an older home and update it. So looking at yours gives me hope. I love your kitchen. I want white cabinets. Hope your back feels better. My neck has been bothering me a lot. Growing old is the pits.


Have a wonderful day! ~Kat