If you've been following Pass the Pretty or are friends with me you might have noticed awhile back that my husband and I were doing a large renovation and addition. I got my dream kitchen. Really, I did. Almost a year after completion, I still walk into it with a heart full of appreciation. In fact, I don't even remember the things I wished for but didn't get during the process. (I promise I gave up a lot of items on my list since we didn't have an unlimited budget.)
By now you might be asking, "Why in the world haven't you posted some final photos of this dream kitchen?" Well, because I'm an art director and I was waiting to capture a collection of perfect shots to share.
Perfect is the enemy of good. - Voltaire
Here's the thing, I use our kitchen every day. And I have 7 year-old twin boys which means there's usually homework on the bar or one of the tables, a collection of Star Wars figures hanging around on the counters, Pokémon cards everywhere, or dirty dishes that need to be cleaned up before I can get all those Pinterest-perfect photos I envisioned.
It's hard to let go of the idea of a perfect post and just share.
Recently though, a couple of friends asked me to send them photos which got me thinking, "Enough procrastination already." So here you have it—our new kitchen designed for friends, family and plenty of life.
One of the questions we get asked most is do we open the garage door much? Absolutely. We actually had a couple of unusually warm spells this winter and enjoyed Thanksgiving, numerous Christmas parties, and weekend gatherings with an open door. I will say that last summer, when we were able to open the door, we did have a slight problem with flies, but we're working on some solutions for that before this summer hits.
I'm putting together another Q & A type post for some friends who are beginning the building / renovation process. Meanwhile, if you're starting your own renovation, addition or home build and want to ask me questions, please leave a comment below. I'm always happy to share!