So, after all of the hard work tearing out, rebuilding, re-flooring and re-hooking-up (I made that one up), here is one of the “After” Photos.  Only, the kitchen wasn’t 100% done at this point.

I know, it looks a lot better, huh?  This is just one more phase of the work.  Handy Man built a new soffit (the area above the cabinets.)  He moved the sink, and rearranged a few cabinets.   He also moved the dishwasher to be closer to the sink.  However, there was still work to be done.

See the mirror above the sink?  We wanted to add a small window to the wall there…but it had to wait until spring time and warmer weather.  Also, we painted the soffit and the cabinets white; but that also waited until warmer weather.

I thought I would add the mirror above the sink to reflect some light, until we could put the window in.

The stove was moved over to the left, onto this wall.  I know that above this area, it looks oddly blank!  However, we put two decorative shelves up above the stove and put some knick-knacks on them.  During the holidays, I put Christmassy things on the shelves.  Eventually, Handy Man will build upper cabinets for this area.

Pictures of the cabinets, painted white, and the new window above the sink will follow soon.  I just wanted to show how we did the kitchen in stages.  Part of the reason was so that we didn’t need to have the kitchen torn apart for a very long period of time.  Another reason was to spread out the expenses.

One more shot of our nice, new, non-yukky floor:

Ahhhh…!!! Shiny and clean!