Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Home is Where the Heart Is!


For the last 2-1/2 months, we’ve been under a major remodel and have been living somewhere else.  This past weekend we moved home and I can’t tell you how nice it is to be back home!  I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished, although the kitchen is not quite done.  You’ll see some missing cabinets and light bulbs, window treatments, etc.  This will all be completed soon, but we wanted to come home as soon as it was habitable.

The picture of our new kitchen was taken with my D750 using my 24-120mm lens (I love that lens!).  I tone-mapped it in Nik HDR and then added some sharpening.

The “before” was taken with my iPhone.  You can see where the space was originally enclosed and much smaller.  We opened it up and moved the fireplace to a corner in the living room.  Dave is a happy camper in the kitchen last night cooking our first meal which was chicken piccata…it was yummy!





Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

95 thoughts on “Home is Where the Heart Is!

  1. Wow, a beautiful remodel! The colors blend perfectly. The granite island top. Wow!!

  2. Gorgeous, Laura!

  3. I love the kitchen cupboards – exactly what I want!

  4. Looks like a lot of work, but it looks beautiful. Nice job. Welcome home.

  5. Dutch expression: “The love of the wife goes through your stomach” ….. In your case I think you will have to chew the love of your husband…. Looks very neath!!! Picture would suit ‘Home & Garden’ and other lifestyle magazines!!!

  6. Now there’s a man after my own heart… with a glass of red…:0)

  7. Looks like a really lovely kitchen 🙂 And how marvellous to be home again 🙂

  8. Wow I’m impressed! Is that the head chef in his apron!

  9. Lots to celebrate, Laura — the kitchen is gorgeous. It looks like you and your husband will have a great time enjoying your new kitchen. 🙂

  10. So worth the wait Laura as your kitchen is absolutely stunning – and might I add, I so have kitchen envy, lol! 🙂

  11. Beautiful job! I love the design and the white.

  12. Fabulous kitchen! Love it! 🙂

  13. he looks like a happy man!

  14. That’s a nice and neat kitchen! Great photograph too, suitable for any home magazine 🙂

  15. Wow! That’s a beautiful kitchen. Now tell me where you keep the dark chocolate…!!

  16. awesome. thxs 4 sharing. vw

  17. Great job…nothing like a new kitchen…

  18. Simply beautiful, Laura, and little wonder Dave looks so happy. Enjoy settling back in!

  19. It’s gorgeous! I can’t totally relate to badly you wanted to get back in your house. We lived in our house through a big remodel. To get all we wanted done we had to move out our 3 bedroom 2 bath home to one bedroom one bathroom. He-Man and I had our bedroom in the livingroom while daughter and grandson shared the smallest bedroom. 4 3.5 months later we were able to get back to our bedrooms and what a joy that was!

    I hope you enjoy your new kitchen for years to come!

    • Thank you so much Circa! Wow, you really had a big adjustment as well! Especially with young ones. We moved into an 800 sq ft cottage which was very handy and in a beautiful part of town but we also had to move everything in the house out because in addition we put in new floors everywhere and had it reducted for a/c. And yes!! Sleeping in our bed is HEAVEN!!!!

      • Now the fun begins of unpacking! I’m slowly…slowly unpacking. I’m determined to get rid of more stuff and have less come back in.

        • Oh lordy yes…believe it or not I’ve already unpacked the kitchen! I did it in two solid days stopping only for something to eat. I’m glad that part’s done. I also tossed a lot of things. Dave kept bringing box after box…I was wondering if it would ever end! I’d love to see your remodel.

  20. ACK! I should have quit typing when He-Man came in to ask me about something. Sorry for the horrendous typing! I can’t type and talk at the same time. 😦

  21. Looks lovely and feels like heaven, I’m sure!

  22. Yay for home renovations! And a sweet drink to finish off the jobs 😀 Beautiful work 🙂

  23. let’s cook 🙂
    thank you for showing us around 🙂

  24. One serious cheffy looking kitchen Laura ! That is just .. so perfect 🙂 I guess we may see some mouth watering food photography shots from here in future posts 😉

  25. Forget about the rest of the house. With your remodeled kitchen, just live in there. 🙂

  26. Looks fabulous. Congratulations.

  27. Amazing facility, that has to have a huge impact on you finished product; I’m sure the glass of wine helps.

  28. Wishing you every happiness in your newly re-modelled home Laura.

  29. Green with envy 😀 Just gorgeous, Laura! And proud hubby, Dave – love the apron! (That’s my hubby’s name too 😄)

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