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!
I went out for my first ride in the car the other day and I must say it was nice to get out! I haven’t really been out other than to go to physical therapy and the doctor, so it was refreshing to be enjoying some new scenery. The hills around us are so beautiful and in five minutes we can be seemingly in the middle of nowhere even though there is a Starbucks or Peet’s (my favorite) just a few minutes away. The hills in the bay area provide that nook and cranny or “pocketed” feeling and it’s a feeling I always associate with home.
Please check out Leanne Cole’s blog later for the entire gallery.