Originally, we had planned to update the cabinets, countertop, sink/faucet and stove. I hadn't even thought of lighting, but I've learned that the Piersmas are really into good lighting. They are also big fans of the dimmer switch. So, of course, Brett really wanted to get rid of the florescent lighting. We have a soffit that we could have taken out but that would have required far more expertise and work than we had/wanted to do. So, instead Brett (with some assistance from Papa Randy) did a lighting remodel that included:
We also purchased some under-cabinet lighting (with a dimming feature of course) that Brett will install once we're done with the cabinets. Here are a few pics of the finished lighting. They don't quite do it justice, but they'll have to do until you all can see them in person.
We've made significant progress on the cabinets since Brett got back from camp. However, they are not quite camera-ready yet. I'll do another post when we get further along. We're headed to a conference in a couple of days, so the remodel may drag on for a couple more weeks. I can't wait until I have a nice, new kitchen that I can actually cook in!