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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Kitchen Floor Tile Installation Day!!

Floor Tiles
It's finally here, the day the tile goes down on the kitchen floor!

Accent Tiles
I moved the 48 boxes from the garage to the front entrance yesterday afternoon. These tile boxes have been stored for 4 to 5 years waiting for me to finally decide on what to do with the kitchen.  I am an optimist and never give up on my dreams.  I knew one day I would have this tile in my kitchen, bath, entry, hall and laundry room.  I think when this is all in I will have accomplished the look I was hoping for.


We cleared out the kitchen last night, moving the china hutch, dining table, rolling island, stove and refrigerator.  

The stove and kitchen table moved to the living room.
Refrigerator moved into the entrance so I could keep it plugged in, the island was moved into the dining room with the microwave oven and the hutch is sitting in the hall.  Looks like we will be dining out for a couple of days. 

The crew of two arrived around 9:00 AM and got started right away.  You can see here where he is joining the new tile to the existing tile in the entrance and hall. The accent tiles are shown here in the entrance.  He will use the remaining 24 accent tiles around the perimeter of the kitchen.

This photo shows a better color of the cabinets in the natural light. The others seem to make them a darker green, but they are this light, sage green color. I love the color!!
It won't be long now! The tile will be completed by the weekend. By the end of the month I should have the granite counter top in and my kitchen ready for some serious cooking!

10 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for you! Love the cabinet color, the tile, the accent tile, and mostly the fridge in the entrance and the stove in the living room. :) I can't wait to see pictures when it's all finished.

    Karyn

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    1. Oh Karyn, thanks for stopping by and leaving a note. It has been so much fun doing this and I just know it will get me back to eating better. Hopefully the green cabinets will help my food log look green too.

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  2. The kitchen is coming together nicely. The floor will be beautiful. You must be pretty excited to get everything back in place. I'll enjoy seeing the finished kitchen.

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    1. Hi Ann, thank you. I am getting anxious to finish up this project. I will be over later to see what you are up to.

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  3. Carla, suddenly the time comes when everything needs a lift; (myself included!) Seriously your kitchen floor will look so beautiful. Like your choice of tiles, Portuguese?

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    1. Hello Titania, no they are Italian tiles. The floor is finished and now we move on to the counter-top.

      So good to see you!

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  4. Lots of changes happening at your home! Can't wait to see the finished kitchen. Following you my friend. Diane

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    1. Hi Diane, thank you for following my blog. I am now a follower of yours. Love your photos and stories. I wish I had the talent that you have for writing.

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  5. I love what you've done with the renovation. I'd go with neutral rather than lighter with the granite. It will be more flexible when (if) you ever want a change in decor. The tiles are very much like mine, and they don't get old or dated. You've done a beautiful job with the trim on the cabinets, an expensive looking update. I'm excited to see the finished room.
    I'm so jealous of your winter garden! Its gorgeous. I'll just have to wait for spring here in Virginia.

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    1. Hi Sherri, I am having a lot of fun with the process. The granite has a lot of variation in color, but I won't really know how well it works until it is installed. I am hoping that I like the green cabinets for the rest of my days in this home, I don't want to paint them again! LOL.

      Spring is just around the corner for you and I am sure you will have a wonderful garden very soon. I received your email and will get back with you soon. Take care my friend.

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