Monday, November 9, 2009

Before and After

The housing office surprised us recently by redoing our kitchen.  The following pictures don't do the nastiness justice...


This old kitchen wreaked of mold.  It was so old and rotten inside that there was a constant cockroach problem because there were so many places for them to come and go.  Several of the doors wouldn't shut, and the hinges were falling to pieces.  The worst was when we would have a plate of food on the counter, and an above cupboard door would be open or closed.  Rotten wood chips would fall into the food below.  The stove top was also so small that we couldn't quite put two pans next to each other because the burners were so close together.  We also had to light it every time we used it.

But all of that is just a memory....

9 comments:

Jared and Tara said...

nice! what an improvement. do you think anyone is going to miss the wood chip flavor? :)

Becky said...

Oh Amy I'm so happy for you! What a blessing. It's so clean and pretty. Simple pleasures of rotton wood chip-free dinners... ahhh.

Brooke Stoneman said...

It's like a new house! We'll have to come over and see it soon!

Megan G said...

It looks awesome!! How long did it take them to re-do it all and was it a pain trying to work around that? Well I'm so happy for your new kitchen.

The Crawfords said...

Amazing! Beautiful! You must be in heaven.

taylor said...

Wow! Movin' on up!! Looks great! :)

Kristine said...

wow, thats a big difference. What a nice surprise just in time for the holidays. Lucky you.

Amy S. said...

Megan, it took five days. And they did several apartments in those five days. I was impressed.
But yes, it was hard not having a kitchen. First pet-peeve, dirty nasty dust everywhere. Second, couldn't use any real dishes because we literally have nowhere to wash them.
BUT, we love it and we're glad it's done.

Josie said...

So much nicer! Congrats on the new kitchen :)