Kitchen Renovation Starts in 3-2-1

You might have noticed postings have been a LITTLE slow around bell’alimento. I’ve not been on vacation (although I’m going to need one by the time this is over) we’ve been busy planning and working. I’ve been hinting around on Twitter and via Instagram for a while now, but now that things are in full swing I wanted to FINALLY share with you all. We’re RENOVATING our KITCHEN! I’m both excited and nervous and hopefully won’t have a nervous breakdown before it’s all over ; )

We’re going to be doing a video series as we go along. So you’ll see the good, the bad and the ugly. I’m strapping on a tool belt and grabbing a pink hardhat as we’re going to do as much of the renovation as possible. Okay you know that I’m exaggerating right? When I say WE I mean Mr. bell’alimento ; ) But I think the pink hat might be cute anyway. 

Before we break out the sledgehammers and paintbrushes, I wanted to give you a quick video tour of our kitchen as is (I’m hoping my video skills improve as we go – sorry for any sudden movements – you’ve been warned ; ) . EVERYTHING is changing but the floors. I PRAY it turns out as fantastic in person as it is in my head.

Now that the appliances are all ordered we’re on our way in 3-2-1 … (Here’s a sneak peak at our new stove)

Watch out Paula’s got a sledgehammer! Up next we’ll be demo-ing the pantry and I’m sure I’ll still be debating on which granite to go with.



  1. 1

    We just remodeled our kitchen last spring and it is a trip! Good luck to you and I would be you are stoked about that awesome new stove!

  2. 2

    Can’t wait to see the final result! Hope everything goes as smoothly as possible for you. Love that stove!

    • 2.1

      Thank you, I can’t wait to get it in stalled and cook with it! We hope everything goes smoothly too!

  3. 3

    Good luck with everything Paula! Can’t wait to see how it turns out! 🙂

  4. 4

    Ahhh that’s so exciting!!! Your new stove looks AWESOME, hope the kitchen renovation goes smoothly!

    • 4.1

      Thank you Eva! I think she’s awesome too! I’m dreaming about the first pizza that I’m going to cook in it!

  5. 5

    You will love it! We remodeled ours last year and now it our favorite room.

    • 5.1

      Greg your kitchen is beyond gorgeous. I only hope mine is half as beautiful! xoxo

  6. 6

    can’t wait to see the finished results….

  7. 7

    How exciting, I can’t wait to see it all done!

  8. 8

    Love kitchen remodels!! Can’t wait to see the results. And meet you at FBF this weekend 😀

    • 8.1

      Thanks Kiran! I am addicted to home improvement shows myself! And how in the world did I miss meeting you at FBF : (

  9. 9

    How fun! Can’t wait to see how it all goes, I love kitchen renovations!

    • 9.1

      Thanks Kathryn, now if we could just get The Property Brothers to show up and help us out ; )

  10. 10

    LOVE IT. We’re remodeling next month! I’ll be bloggerin’ about it as well!

    • 10.1

      Thank you Bev! We’ll start a support group ; ) I can’t wait to see yours unfold too! I know it’s going to be FABU!

  11. 11

    LOL…I can’t wait to see you in a pink hard hat! Fingers crossed for you love 😀

  12. 12

    Hi Paula! I can’t wait to see it! So excited for you!!

    • 12.1

      Thank you sweet Sarah! We’ll have to have you guys back over as soon as it’s done (hoping it will be before Thanksgiving ; ) mwah!

  13. 13

    I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do!

  14. 14

    Ohhh good luck, honey! I’m glad to hear you’re keeping the floors because when I saw that photo, I thought your kitchen was already gorgeous, especially the floors! 🙂

    • 14.1

      Mwah! Yes the floors I love (even the squeaky parts) – they run the entire first floor : )

  15. 15

    How exciting! Can’t wait to see the progress!

    • 15.1

      Thank you Rachel! You are going to see the good the bad and the ugly ; )

  16. 16
    laviza (eclectic gourmet) /

    We are also in the planning stages of kitchen Reno! we are not doing it ourselves though – tearing down walls and total reconfig. Planning is enough of a headache for me!

    have you picked out all your appliances? wanted to get your thoughts on dishwasher drawers and micro. drawer. thanks.

    • 16.1

      Hi Laviza! We’re hoping to have our video update in the next few days and will include our KitchenAid APPLIANCES : ) We went with a traditional dishwasher but I think the drawers are very cool. I hope you blog about your reno too! Would love to see it!

  17. 17

    Wow, how exciting! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  18. 18

    Oh I’m so excited to watch your renovation progress over the next few weeks or months or however long it takes. LOVE that stove!!!

    • 18.1

      Thank you sweet Katie! It feels like it’s going to take months at this point tee hee! I am in lurve with the stove and can’t wait to get to cook it in!

  19. 19

    How fun! I’m getting a new sink faucet tomorrow… the kind that is arched up way high with the pull out hose thingie… and it’s got this totally cool feature where you just touch the faucet and it turns on (and off)- so hands free! I can’t even imagine what it would be like to get all new everything. Dream come true! Have fun!!!

    • 19.1

      Hi Lori! Thank you sweets! Love the touch features on the faucets, my Mom has one and it’s pretty fantastic! We’re going with a Moen faucet and pot filler, it will be exciting to make it to that phase of the reno : ) But first to get phase 1 done xoxo


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