Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A New Kitchen part 23......DONE!!!

Finally, the kitchen is complete!
The only thing left is to install the under cabinet lighting and toe kick lighting. These have not been installed yet as we have not been able to find exactly what we want yet, but we're looking.

Last Saturday Lisa and I rounded up all the extra stuff we didn't need and spent the morning running to three different stores.  Once done, we headed for home and got the Refrigerator moved into place, then worked on the Microwave, that turned out to be the biggest challenge of the day!  As luck would have it, my electrician just happened to stop by during my second round of doing battle with it!  After getting it installed, he helped me get the pigtail connected to the stove so that we could bring it in.  

After getting the stove set into place and playing with it a little bit, we decided to put it to the test. We ordered a Papa Murphy's "Take N Bake" pizza!  It worked perfectly!

As a refresher, here is the before picture.

It's been a long time coming, and an enjoyable journey creating this kitchen.

The best part about it?  Being able to share it with Lisa!
Thank you all for following along and thanks for all the comments! 

Now!  Finally I might be able to get back to my trains before winter sets in...


  1. Congratulations Allen ! I know from personal experience how satisfying a full kitchen remodel can be when completed and how much a wife that enjoys cooking appreciates it.

    1. Thanks Brad! I've waited 24 years for this to happen. Lisa has only been waiting for 5 years. Now she needs to get busy, LOL!

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    1. Thanks Steven.
      It was the biggest improvement I could make to the house!
      Not sure when, but the bathroom is the next on the list, ugh.

  3. Well done Allen and Lisa. Now it's time to sit back and enjoy.
    We are still waiting for our new house to be started hmm.

    1. I couldn't agree more Rod!
      Building new? I thought you were moving to a newer, smaller house?
      Good luck with that!

  4. I am in awe of your skills. Such a fabulous craftsman! Way to go Allen!

    1. Awe shucks! Thanks Dave! Glad to see you're following along!