There are two types of kitchen renovations:
#1 Same “footprint.”
#2 New “footprint.”
New footprint means that you are moving stuff (important stuff) like the sink, the oven and the island. New footprint means there will be jack hammers digging trenches for plumbing and your ceiling will need lights and AC vents moved. New footprint means new floors..all new floors.
A new footprint is a major transformation with tentacles of interconnected changes; foundational prerequisites required to support the vision.
The magnitude of it all can be intimidating. We haven’t even started and I am pretty exhausted just from emptying closets, moving food, creating a temporary kitchen and once again re-evaluating what stays and what goes.. (to Goodwill.)
This process, like any major reinvention, has been bootcamp for all that is flabby and lazy and procrastinating about me. It has forced me to critically examine how I live, (I had way too much “stuff) and contemplate what I value (Do I want to keep that built-in cabinet?) I have had to crack through my own “hardened concrete” to lay the groundwork for something new and more aligned with how my husband and I live today.
This kitchen project is a reflection of the renovation occurring in my life; the crafting of a new footprint, one that is simpler, more flexible, responsive, forward leaning, healthier..and much less afraid.
You are never too old to reno.