Here are the 'before' pix. The first one is the kitchen in all it's glory. My convection oven, above cooktop microwave with cracks, the fridge from hell and my hideous, thin, black granite countertops.
The next pic is the view onto the back patio from the sink perspective. My new dishwasher is the only appliance making the cut to the new kitchen. The granite actually has a seam right down the center of my white porcelain sink. How brilliant is that design???
A view of my counters and soffits. We only have 8' ceilings, so dropping down a foot with a soffit and adding thirteen (13!) canned lights is like cooking in a tanning bed. Joy!!! Oh, and notice the faux 'exposed brick' to the left of the counters. Puhleez!!!
Next is the family room area. The built-in is unfortunately staying for the time being. We have to keep costs within our budget, so we'll make due for the forseeable future. And yes, the bust of the Greek dude on the top, right shelf is actually my hubby Art. The sculpture was created by our New College Alumna, Gwen Murphy, who continues to produce amazing sculptural art work.
Thankfully, this area is getting completely remade. That folding, craft table is moving into storage or being used for, well, crafting. The baker's rack has already moved onto the patio as a potting bench. The rest of the stuff is clogging up one of the bedrooms for the moment. We'll save the rocking chair...the rest buh-bye!!!