It is good to be back!!
After spending the last 8 weeks doing some major restoration work on the Carriage House B&B, we are almost ready to begin serving breakfast to our guests again. We had to shut down the kitchen (and the main house) to do our final push in remodeling and the restoration of this 130 year old house. We have been restoring this old house for almost two years now and this is the big (hopefully) final push.
The kitchen was ancient and not in a cool antique way but in an out of date wiring and leaky plumbing kind of way. The appliances were beyond awful. They were unlevel and cooked inconsistently. The counter tops were cracked and the cabinets had holes in them. It was a hobby of Tom’s and mine to complain about the kitchen.
So we spent a couple of years planning our new kitchen and decided that the best time to do the work was in the slow season which is the heat of the summer for us. It has been a grueling process that tested both our patience and our good natures at times but we are almost done. All that is left is to paint and do the nit-picky stuff.
Friday night we cooked our first meal in the kitchen. We made up a batch of Mama Ronchi’s Marinara sauce. It is Sunday morning and we are making a mess and fixing breakfast (only for ourselves).
It feels good to be back! Life is starting to get back to normal.
Next week, we officially reopen the kitchen and the main house for guests. Come on by sometime and we will show you all of the awesome changes that we made.