HOUSE: New Mexico #3

    A new refrigerator! Pantry shelving!

    Oy! I am SO sorry it’s taken me as long as it has to get this post up! I got the photos ready last Wednesday, and then spent five days trying to sit down to write without something else coming up. My attention span has been absolutely shot lately, and I swear that’s in part because I—like everyone else, apparently—am losing track of time and days. I didn’t think that was going to happen to me because I’ve been working from home for several years now, but I underestimated the impact all of the other schedule/routine/stress changes going on would have on me.

    ANYWAY. Let’s get back to the kitchen renovation!

    Santa Fe kitchen BEFORE -

    Remember this end of the room? This is how it looked in early 2018, before we’d done anything to the kitchen. This space was essentially wasted; probably used once upon a time for a Hoosier-style cabinet or a tiny kitchen table. Although I briefly toyed with the idea of building out a small pantry in that corner, but it really made so much more sense to move the refrigerator over there, and then add additional cabinets/counter space where the fridge used to be. Continue Reading

  • Vegan brownies

    Baking. Eating. Drinking. More baking.

    I didn’t intend for this to be a food post, but looking at the photos I just rounded up, it’s looking like it’s going to be a food post. It’s been 55…

  • Installing a stacked bond subway tile backsplash

    Installing a stacked bond subway tile backplash.

    Now, I know what you’re thinking looking at this photo: That backsplash looks great already, Dorfman, why in the world would you want to tile over it? (Am I close?) Well, I’m…

  • Organizing jewelry with the Umbra Stowit

    Jewelry organization.

    I don’t own a ton of jewelry, but I almost always wear jewelry. Earrings every day, for sure, and if I’m leaving the house, a couple of rings and a necklace…and maybe…

  • LG HI-MACS kitchen countertop installation

    It’s time for the kitchen to get some countertops!

    Once Manuel finished the new cabinets and I built the storage cubbies, it was finally time to get the new kitchen countertops underway! Since it’s really not possible to do accurately when…

  • DIY wood storage cubbies to fill gaps between cabinets and range

    Building cabinet cubbies for extra storage.

    November 2019 When I shared the photos of the new lower cabinet, a few of you smarties wondered what I might do to fill in the remaining gap on either side of…

  • New kitchen cabinet corner -

    Let’s add some cabinets!

    October–November 2019 Along with demolishing the old countertops (and, obviously, fabricating and installing the new ones), the other part of the kitchen renovation project we decided to hire out was the construction…

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