Kitchen Renovation: Installation Day

I’m super excited to be over the “demo & fix the demo damage” phase. The demo was definitely fun but repairing the damage was not. There was sheet rock dust EVERYWHERE. No one mentioned the sheer amount of sheet rock dust that would come with this process. So naturally I feel it’s my duty to tell you about it. Just in case you’re about to set out on your own reno adventure, get a mask and lots of plastic to drape so it doesn’t take over your house. Consider that my public service announcement for the week ; ) Now onto the fun stuff – appliances!

With all the dust gone, I can see the glimmering light bouncing off of our brand spanking new shiny stainless appliances. I feel like Christmas has come early, and it truly has thanks to KitchenAid.  A ginormous tractor trailer backed down our driveway and delivered sextuplets. I am the proud mamma of a complete KitchenAid kitchen.  They join their little sister, Ruby (7 quart KitchenAid ruby red stand mixer).  I might not ever leave my kitchen again. I am in love and yes, I think I have that new mamma glow. I confess, I cried. The delivery people must have thought I was crazy. Shoes, purses, and cooking equipment just get to me. What can I say?

Say hello to Ada … She’s a beauty isn’t she! Y’all do name your kitchen appliances don’t you?

Before the appliances arrived, we painted our cabinets black using Rustoleum Cabinet Tranformations. We think they’re sleek and sophisticated and are the perfect backdrop for the stainless.

Now a peek at our progress : (Forgive my flight attendant like tour. I’m still getting used to videos ; ) )

Stay tuned, up next: we’ll be finishing off the new section of cabinets, adding in the microwave wall oven and looking ahead to granite counter tops!

In case you missed the previous video posts:


Disclaimer: KitchenAid provided me with a suite of KitchenAid appliances for my kitchen. I was not compensated for this campaign. My opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be. I happen to believe that KitchenAid rocks. Period.


  1. 1

    OMG, I love your new kitchen. It’s amazing! I can’t wait to see it completely finished.

    • 1.1

      Thanks Angie! We’re really happy with the progress, so much more to do though but having the appliances in makes it much easier to deal with : )

  2. 2

    It’s looking great Paula! 😀

  3. 3

    It looks AMAZING!!!! Yay…..

  4. 4

    SWEET!!!! I’ve been enjoying this series Paula and all I can say is drool!!! Oh to have a professional range like that. Have fun with that sweetie!!

    • 4.1

      Gracias Diana! I’m so excited to see your new addition soon too xoxo

  5. 5

    Woo hoooo! We’re in the demo phase right now and it’s PAINFUL.

    I need a drink.

    • 5.1

      Passing you a bottle now ; ) If I never have to see sheet rock dust again it will be too soon! Can’t wait to see your series Bev! xoxo

  6. 6

    Love the video! You have so much less of a drawl on camera. 🙂

    • 6.1

      Why thank you, it’s my tv voice ; ) I also point very well too! Watch out Vanna!

  7. 7

    Fantastic, Paula. I’m so excited for you!

  8. 8

    It’s absolutely stunning & gorgeous & beautiful.

  9. 9
    Catrina /

    Love it!!! Is your fridge the 28cuft Samsung? I think we have the same fridge & dishwasher! I’m curious to see your microwave! We have a built-in on our island. Your kitchen is gorgeous!!

  10. 10

    Looks beautiful – been there, remembering how I was afraid of my new appliances! Enjoy your new and well-deserved kitchen.

    • 10.1

      Thank you Liz and funny you should say that because I’ve been a little timid myself. Don’t want to get them dirty : ) I’m sure I’ll get over that quickly!

  11. 11
    jen @ one curly fry /

    I’m in love with that stove!!! Everything looks wonderful!

    • 11.1

      Thanks so much Jen! I’m in lurve too! I’m slowly learning all of her features and am more amazed everyday at what she can do!

  12. 12

    looking good, I know you will be happy to get all the cabinets back and all the doors on…

    • 12.1

      Thanks! Yes, looking forward to having the remainder of the cabinets painted and doors back on for certain!

  13. 13

    That is awesome! Beautiful Paula!

    • 13.1

      Thank you Laurie! We’re looking forward to adding the rest of touches (counter tops, back splash, new lighting etc.)

  14. 14

    Oh this brings back nightmare from my reno! GREG

    • 14.1

      I know, I now realize it to be true that your renovation will take twice as long and cost twice as much as you originally anticipated/planned ; ) BUT also that it will be worth it in the end.

  15. 15

    Wowza! Check out that stove….oh man, it’s gawgeous!!

    I have said it before…but now I REALLY mean it…Can I come live in your kitchen?! Please??

  16. 16

    That looks so amazing! I’m jealous…but only in the good way! I can’t wait to see the amazing dishes you’ll come up with in there soon!!!

    • 16.1

      Thank you sweeet Marly! I’m looking forward to spending a lot of quality time with Ada : )

  17. 17

    Love the stainless steel against the black cabinetry & Ada looks simply gorgeous in her new home!

    • 17.1

      Thanks sweets! I was hoping the black cabinets were going to turn out well! Glad we went with them and not a lighter version!

  18. 18

    I’m just loving the new look!! By the way give Ada a hug for me will ya 😀

    • 18.1

      Is it wrong that I just stare at her constantly? She’s just so mezmering : ) xoxo Thanks sweets. Can’t wait to show it to you in July!

  19. 19
    Angelo /

    Really very beautiful new kitchen ..Congratulations Paula, who knows how many fabulous things you gonna make …Ciao, Angelo.

    • 19.1

      Grazie Angelo. Son proprio emozionata per la nuova cucina (e vedo che hai trovato google traduce ; )

  20. 20

    I have SERIOUS kitchen envy. Absolutely gorgeous!

    • 20.1

      Thank you Rachel. We have a long way to go but it’s starting to finally come together : ) xoxo

  21. 21

    Hey wow! I love that range!! It’s gorgeous and I’m so jealous you’re getting gas!! I love your video…makes me feel like I’m standing in your kitchen!

    • 21.1

      Thanks Julie! We’re currently switching over from propane to natural gas : ) Hopefully once day you will be standing in my kitchen xoxo

  22. 22

    Totally gorgeous, you are going to love that duel-fuel range!

    • 22.1

      Thanks Milisa! I’m already in love with it and I haven’t even gotten to know her all that well yet ; )

  23. 23

    I Really like your kitchen renovations.

    • 23.1

      Thank you so much! We’ll be posting updates as we go so much more to see : )

  24. 24

    Paula, I’d cry over a six-burner stove, too. 🙂 Your kitchen looks gorgeous and functional– have been enjoying your video tours!

  25. 25

    Paula! Everything looks amazing! I can not wait to see the kitchen complete!


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