The Great Kitchen Remodel 5: Trusting the Process & The Reveal
Fifth Installment Detailing the Live Pretty Family Kitchen Remodel
When we packed up the kitchen, family room, laundry room and living room “stuff” and moved out of our house so the kitchen remodel could begin, we embarked on an adventure that would change the way we live in our house forever.
During this time so many people asked me what we learned from the process of the remodel. I have shared our choices in counter tops, appliances and cabinet with all of you. But, here’s what we learned through the process:
1. Once our choices were made we were wise not to change our minds.
2. We needed to be patient and let the people we hired do their jobs, to trust in their professionalism and talent.
3. We should check up on the project every day while living out of our home if only to satisfy ourselves that work was being completed.
4. We needed to trust the process.
A very good friend of mine had gone through a kitchen remodel a year before we did. The most important advise she gave was, “Roseddy, trust the process. These people have been through remodeling projects before. They know what they are doing, and you need to trust that the process will be completed as planned.” And, it was. As the days and weeks passed by, that phrase, “trusting the process”, echoed through my mind over and over. She was right, so very right. That became the most important learning experience of all. Thank you Kathy.
This is how our kitchen looks today. It is so enjoyable to have friends come into our home and say “Wow, are we in the right house?”
Our kitchen went from this …
To this in 6 weeks …
From this …
To this …
And, some of our favorite photos …
I want to thank the following contractors and suppliers for making our kitchen our favorite room in the house, and for their talent, enthusiasm, professionalism and hard work:
- Steven’s Kitchens – Steve Tedesco, Steve’s entire office staff, and his installers.
- SSCI of Florida, Inc. – Jerry Droski residential and commercial contractor, and Jerry’s staff of employees that rebuilt our kitchen.
- Electrical Outfitters – Troy Daugherty, electrician.
- Fran and Danny Akins – Akins Drywall, LLC.
- Mike and Tim Berry – Berry’s Classic Tile of Central Fla, Inc.
- We purchased the floor and wall tile from Trinity Tile in Winter Park, FL.
- StonePeak High Teck porcelain tile company, Quartzite tile, Sunset color, size 12 x 24 inches – and kitchen glass back splash.
- Sink was purchased from the Sink Outlet of Central Florida, Inc. – Madeli sink, Faucet is Elkay.
- Dick Brink and Son master plumber.
- Over the table chandelier, Lightstyle of Orlando.
- Curry Tile, LLC demo and rebuild of the pool bath.
- Brodell Plumbing Supply, Inc. of Longwood, FL
Sink and tub faucets and shower head, bathtub, lights coordinating with faucets, towel bars, toilet paper holder, Moen, Rothbury.
- Oviedo Glass, Oviedo FL – Custom-made mirrors and outside door for pool bathroom.
- Granite from Amazon Stone, Oviedo FL – Pattern is called Delicatus
- GE Profile Appliances – All purchased at Southeast Steel, Orlando. FL. Induction slide in range. Avantium wall oven.
- Brisas Range Hood, also purchased at Southeast Steel.
- Princess House, Tri-ply pots for Induction range – Deanna Rudolph, sales consultant.