The new Fort Bragg kitchen is finished, yeah! There are still several things to complete in the house…new front door, French doors off the kitchen, repair the deck, and shower door. But the most important “heart” of the home is done. We spent the holiday weekend moving back in. It gave us an opportunity to question what we want back in the house. When we purchased it almost 5 years ago, we moved in the “leftovers” from our main house. What do I mean by that? The battered and chipped and odd china and pots and pans (and tattered and torn clothing). When putting things away it gave us a chance to re-evaluate and keep only what we truly love. The house has much more of a minimalist feel.
Here are some before and after pictures of the progress:
What a pleasure to cook our first meal in the new range (gas top and electric oven), a quick roast chicken that I will be posting. This is the most amazing way to roast a chicken in only 45 minutes.
The remodel has been taking up all of our spare time these last few months. I hope to get back to posting more recipes soon, including the one above. You need to have this trick up your sleeve.
Meanwhile we did manage to fit in a hike with the dogs on the “haul road” along the coast.
Love the kitchen it’s beautifully done!!
Liz the kitchen looks wonderful, you must be very happy. I’m finding the difference between old and new incredible, I’m sure you must be too.
Your own is lovely, the storage is especially creative. We have a large pantry so that is my backup. And yes, what a difference!
It looks great!! I do love the colour of the cabinet doors 🙂
Thank you Elaine, I need to take some better pictures and will do so the end of the month when everything is finished. We agonized over the colors (and analyzed in great detail which is what happens when my other half is a scientist). We are both pleased with how they turned out.
That’s brilliant, it’s good that you’re happy 🙂
I’ve noticed this shade of bluish grey is the “new color” for kitchens. Looks beautiful and ready for some serious cooking/baking 🙂
What I love about it (and is a big surprise) is that it looks really good with stainless steel appliances. Usually they stand out like an eyesore and the color mutes them.
So wonderful to see the transforming thoughtful love and care of the place! A design for beautiful living! I am excited to see it in person, better yet, seeing you and the family (Heather and Oreo are excited to see the family too)!
Hi Marylinn, everything should be completed by mid June when you visit. I cannot wait to get the whole gang together!
It must be wonderful to wake up in your “new” place, knowing it’s exactly where you want to be and *almost* exactly how you want it–surrounded by wonderful trees and with the ocean close enough to smell. Good for you! (And the chicken looks amazing!)
Thank you Cathey, it is. With the windows open we can just hear the surf if it is high. Mostly we hear the wind in the trees. It is so quiet and relaxing compared to our other more urban home.
Wow lively Liz – you must be so happy wth it!
Well Done Liz! Can’t wait to see it. It looks gorgeous!
Looks so bright and cherry now Liz!! Love the kitchen re-do! And of course that chicken looks perfectly roasted!! 🙂