Leslie and I are finally back in our home here in beautiful Ajijic, Mexico. We moved back in at the end of January and have been working on getting things in order. Our architects, Juan Allera and his daughter Cristina, did a great job. This renovation took longer than expected and cost more than expected. What did you expect?
This project grew from the original idea of moving the laundry back to the master bedroom closet area and updating the kitchen. We ended up adding a new bathroom on the front of the house and creating a full laundry room with lots of storage in the master suite — where most of the laundry is generated! We gutted the kitchen and put in new appliances and custom cabinetry.
This video gives you a basic one-minute tour of the bright new kitchen. There’s narration, so please turn up the sound:
This second video shows you some of the neat features Juan and Cristina built into the kitchen at Leslie’s request. Again, there’s an explanation:
We’re still getting the laundry area organized, so look for more videos soon!
Pandemic woes continue here. The governor of Jalisco clamped down recently, requiring those over 60 to stay home. We heard they were actually checking IDs at Wal-Mart to keep seniors out. Fortunately, we rarely go to Wal-Mart and the restriction does not apply to the smaller mercados where we shop. Masks are required everywhere. We’re both signed up for vaccination appointments but have not yet received a firm date and time. Can’t wait to have an open house and show off our renovation!
4 thoughts on “Home again!”
Beautiful kitchen! The colors and finishes are so nice. Those features, such as the sliding drawers, coffee bar, and microwave cabinet are great ideas. Enjoy!
Thanks, Jo-Jo! We get lots of morning sun and with the white cabinets and sparkly quartz countertops, it’s bright and cheery in there. Hope you and Steve are doing well.
What a lovely kitchen. Leslie, you missed your calling. You could be a designer. Love the spice racks and the coffee bar.
Thanks, Judy! You made Leslie laugh out loud! Yes, there are some neat features but the brightness, especially in the morning, is terrific. Hope you get to see it in person someday soon.