After waiting over ten years from the time we bought our house, I finally had the opportunity (and the savings!) to do a complete, knock-the-walls-down-and-rebuild kitchen remodel. It was to be the kitchen of my dreams and it is, and still is, after almost fourteen years. My hope was to build a timeless kitchen, one that wouldn’t look dated after five or ten years.

I learned a lot in the course of planning the remodel, working with the architect and contractor, and living through all the construction. I want to share what I’ve learned. I had my talented friend and professional photographer, John Valls, take photos of my kitchen so you could see the entire space as well as the fine details.