A New Kitchen in an Older House – First Look

Well, we left Vermont. As planned, we moved to Pennsylvania. Land of my husband’s birth. Where my husband’s been trying to get back to for a few years now. I joke and tell him that I am his war bride. He says that is not accurate, though, as I was in the military, too.

So, we bought a little house. In the area we wanted, and within the budget we wanted. It’s in a nice neighborhood. We have a nice little piece of land.

It is a small house, though. Far smaller than the houses my friends are buying. I am okay with that. As a matter of fact, that was the plan – to live a life that is lived with less material goods. However, walking the walk is different than talking the talk.

We knew going in that the kitchen would need work. However, we are experienced in home renovations. We’ve updated two other homes, after all.

This kitchen will be of work, though. EVERYTHING will need replaced. The flooring, the cabinets, the appliances, the plumbing pipes, and even the underlayment for the floor, too.

Here’s the “blank” canvas:

The view of our kitchen from the entrance from the living room (and the man who will do all of the work – the hubs):

The counters are sparse here. No two ways about it. And the floors! Yikes.


*Refrigerator not included with purchase of home. Neither is the missing cabinet. Also, dishwasher not included. Neither is the plumbing for such. So, you’ll be dishwashing EVERYTHING by hand.


The side patio entrance/exit in the kitchen – one of my favorite things about this house.


This little kitchen might have been a big “no” to anyone else in the market for a home. It was a yes to us, though. It fit a new standard of living that we wanted to adopt. (On that, read this:

Back to work, now. I hope you’ll check in to keep tabs on our progress.


Cindy Rios-Myers

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  • Reply Jasmin June 9, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    I can’t wait to see what you do with it 😁

    • Reply Cyndia Rios-Myers June 10, 2017 at 11:59 am

      Thanks! More to come on Monday! 😀

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