Pandemic Renovations – part two

I am constantly amazed by Alex’s abilities to take on a project and run with it. When the Pandemic first hit us and we were not able to take our planned vacation to Europe, we decided to work on our home instead. The impetus was, of course, the leak in the water pipe from our hot water tank to our master bathroom. That leak resulted in our bathroom floor being wrecked. So, we (meaning Alex) ripped up the floor and replaced it. We then decided that it was time to change the colours in our home. We went from Blues and Greys, which can read as cool to more earth tones such as Sands, Creams and shades of Green. See my post on this.

He then tackled the kitchen and the transformation has been amazing, to say the least.

Here is the kitchen on the day we moved in.

We hated it from the minute we saw it and Alex attacked the renovations with a fervour.

We lived with and loved this new design for almost 5 years. We talked often about ripping the whole thing out and starting from scratch. Kitchen renovations are just too darn expensive, though, and I don’t think we would get a good return on our investment. Rather, we decided to be very selective about what we were going to do. Alex spent a lot of time on the internet scouring you tube to learn how to recover countertops, refinishing cabinetry and doing repairs and maintenance. I think he did well.

He isn’t quite done, yet. He is now going to tackle creating a pantry where we have two cabinets. I can’t wait to see what he does with that and I hope that the 93 people that follow my writings on this site will, too.

Published by Al Zylstra

a somewhat erudite wannabe writer with aspirations of not putting people to sleep with my prose....

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