The Kitchen is Closed Again – Part 1

We have lived in our house for 13 1/2 years and the house is 20 years old.  It seems like every year we have another project to do to fix the house up and to keep her looking good.  Last year we painted the whole inside of the house.  Closed for Remodeling  This year, we are getting all the hardwood floors redone.  They definitely need it.  We had to get everything out of the closets, and it is all piled up in the living room.  Our kitchen nook table and chairs are in the family room.  Everything is wrapped up in plastic and we are confined to the upstairs portion of the house only right now.  We will be confined for most of the week.  Our house, once again looks like a disaster zone.  All of the “kids” are locked in the basement.  The dogs don’t mind too much because it is cooler for them, but the cats are not liking it one bit.  They want to be out and in the middle of everything.

The before pictures.  The floors are in pretty bad shape.  They are definitely well worn.





Larry’s friend is the one who is redoing the floors.  He started yesterday.  Phase 1 was to get all the plastic wrap put in place.  We literally have a small little area of the whole downstairs that is plastic free.  The rest of the downstairs is buried behind a big wall of plastic wrap.  I feel like we are living in a bubble.



Larry had asked me to make something for dinner and didn’t quite understand why I said that was not going to happen.  Nothing can be cooked right now.  The kitchen is closed at the moment and now you can see why.



For now, we are eating take-out foods.  I will keep you posted on he progress.  Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  ‘Til next time.



Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

33 thoughts on “The Kitchen is Closed Again – Part 1”

      1. Right? When all travel was halted, we decided to do it. Then I got hurt….💥. Now I have some of my kitchen cabinets in our living room. My oven is sitting on the floor. It’s crazy! Good things I had a lot of posts in queue. 👏👏👏

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  1. Wow! All that wrapping should keep the dust down and out of your things. If Larry could’ve just seen the kitchen, he would’ve known that you couldn’t cook anything! I’m looking forward to that after pictures!

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  2. Been there! That is a huge job, not just for the one doing it, but for the whole family who has to tip toe around it, too. I loved your thoughts about your husband asking, “what’s for dinner?” 😂. But it will be SO amazing and beautiful when it is done!

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