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Vermont Kitchen Reno!

I am so excited to start the kitchen reno in our Vermont home! I am even more excited I don’t have to live here full time while it’s being done! If you have ever lived through a kitchen renovation, you know what I am talking about. The dust, the noise, the joy of washing your dishes in a bathroom sink or tub, the outside grilling of things that were never meant to be grilled. The list goes on and on.

We bought this house four years ago and the kitchen wasn’t really on our short list of things we wanted to renovate. It is currently a part-time house but we hope for it to be our forever home someday.

The kitchen has a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, Thermador cooktop and double wall ovens. It all sounds great, right? Yes, in theory, you would be correct. The reality is, these appliances are all almost 25 years old and are really starting to show their age. The freezer no longer makes ice and I also question its ability to keep things truly frozen.

I am a fan of cocktail making – not having fresh ice in the house just won’t do! Also, who wants to risk keeping meat (or anything else, for that matter) in a freezer with a lackluster ability to actually keep things frozen? While I don’t have the budget to replace the appliances with equally high-end ones, I think the Kitchen Aid package we have chosen will work really well.

The basic footprint of the kitchen will remain pretty much the same. However, the current wall oven location will be replaced by a pull-out pantry, refrigerator, and built-in cabinet for some dish storage. There will be no upper cabinets. YAY!

The floor is staying. I have a seriously love-hate relationship with this floor. Mostly hate. It is not going anywhere. Don’t get me started.

Moving on…..The lighting in our kitchen is pretty bad with not a lot of great options but we do hope to improve it a bit with some swing-arm sconces on the walls. New cabinets, counters, and backsplash will round out the rest of it.

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