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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Kitchen Makeover Between Friends

JUMP FOR JOY! The kitchen remodel is finished!
Let's celebrate!
The women in my neighborhood formed a mom office, the MOFFICE! We bring our laptops and spend our days working together. We all have different jobs and different skill sets but working from home can be lonely gig. The moffice was born. 
One of our mofficemates is a designer (Meet Karen Devine) so when we started dreaming of a kitchen makeover for the moffice host, we had a built in expert. 

*It's a beautiful thing to be part of a remodel when it is someone else's house. We get to weigh in on all the purdy stuff while someone else lives through the chaos!
I found this "before" picture from our appliance repair shenanigans.
Even though it was hectic, we still took time for some fun. We even forced included the contractor for our "Bringing Back the Dickie" shenanigans.
If you have lived through a kitchen remodel, you know how chaotic life becomes!
Let's take a lookiloo at the new kitchen, shall we?
Please don't tell Jill that I shared this picture. But, this is how we roll. You can find us working in our yoga pants, sitting on the countertops, and holding meetings on the kitchen floor. It's a beautiful thing.
 Is this genius or what? 
Oops, I dribbled cake crumbs on the floor. No biggie...
 I may or may not have drooled on the new countertops...
 Hello, coffee station. Where have you been all my life?
 I love this cart. We can roll it out for a booze caddy lunch buffet or roll it away for a dance party.
Got ice?
Sometimes, I forget that this isn't actually my kitchen. It is a family friendly haven for the Youse family. Everything is easily accessible and easy to use. It was so fun to watch Karen's genius as she made the kitchen dream a reality.
 During these cold days and the endless school cancellations, this kitchen has come to include more than our mofficemates. Our children have set up camp and they are forming their own mini moffice. Stories are being written, big plans are being made and great adventures are being had by all. 


 Peekaboo!
I love this wall of hidden treasures. It makes my OCD heart sing. Everything is tucked away in it's designated spot. 
Big love to Jill for giving the moffice a home and for letting me share the kitchen remodel! 

Link Par-taaay at:
http://www.notjustahousewife.net
http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com
http://betweennapsontheporch.net
http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com
http://www.serenitynowblog.com
http://imnotatrophywife.com
http://www.commonground-do.com
http://romantichome.blogspot.com
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net
http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com

53 comments:

  1. Looks awesome! All you Moffice mates are lucky girls!

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    1. Thanks, Steph! You and Kim should form your own moffice...so you can plan a TWSS show. Just sayin'.

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  2. I LOVE IT! I love everything about it...my favortie part is the basement door! How cool is that?!? It's like it's not even there...but WAIT!...there it is!

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    1. I cannot tell you how much fun we have had jumping out at friends from behind that door! Thanks, Adrienn!

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  3. Thanks, Steph! You and Kim should form your own moffice...so you can plan a TWSS show. Just sayin'.

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  4. I would kill for this kitchen. It's beautiful. You have such an amazing group of friends.

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  5. OMG! Where do I begin? I LOVE the hanging light globes, and the booze cart, and the floors, the appliances are to DIE for, the big window- OMG!

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  6. love love love

    and now i want to move
    into her kitchen

    thanks for sharing!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. The moffice is open- come on over! We can swoon together!

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  7. Love the pendant lights... they're like shimmery soap bubbles that have floated upward!

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    1. That is the perfect description! Thanks, Sheila!

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  8. This kitchen is incredible! My jealousy knows no bounds right now.

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    1. I kept giving my opinion like it was my own house! Oopsy. Thanks, Amy!

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    1. You can always road trip to our moffice! Thanks, Johi!

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  10. GAWD that kitchen is gorgeous. I'm especially enamored with the lights over the sink. Can I have more information on that crumb hidey-hole, please?

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    1. Amiright or amiright? I'll ask the design diva about the thing-a-ma-jig. Hold please.

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    2. The "thing-a-ma-jig" you are referring to is this:

      http://assets.nationalbuildersupply.com/images/productimages/broan-nutone-ci365w.jpg;width=300;height=300;bgcolor=White

      If you have a vacuflo system in your house it is an easy retrofit!

      This was such a fun project....so great to work with my moffice mates...some of the most creative peeps I know. It was a great collaboration! TY Rossow :-)

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    3. Thank you, Devine! You da bomb diggity!

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  11. Hi Kerry!!!!

    I LOVE YOUR MOFFICE!!!!

    I love all the new hidden doors...So cool and the basement door!!!! What a great idea!!!!

    HEY GIRLS...PARTY AT KERRY'S HOUSE!!!!!!

    Pam
    xox

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    1. It is actually my neighbor/friend's house. She hosts the moffice headquarters! Thanks, Pam!

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  13. Love this concept of a moffice!!!!!! Will you link this up before the Friday happy hour at Friday Favorites at http://imnotatrophywife.com FUN!!!! laura

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    1. Oh, Laura. Form your own moffice STAT! Thank you for the invite to your fab par-taaay!

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  15. Oh man! Where does that secret sweep trap go to??? I need to get one of those!!! What a beautiful space to work and play and eat. Thanks for sharing

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    1. It is even more fun at the moffice with a swoon worthy kitchen! Thanks, Janene! Here is the scoop on the thing-a-ma-jig:http://assets.nationalbuildersupply.com/images/productimages/broan-nutone-ci365w.jpg;width=300;height=300;bgcolor=White

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  16. WOW! The design and finishes are just fabulous! I know you must be thrilled to have such a beautiful kitchen!

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    1. Kitchen remodels are chaotic but so worth it, huh? Thanks, Susan!

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  17. The LIGHTS above the sink! OMG. Beautiful!

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    1. The lights make me think of snow globes! Thanks, Jean!

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  18. Beautiful kitchen. I want one like it.

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  19. Your kitchen turned out stunning, wow it is sooo pretty, love the handles and love all the amenities..what a great job...love the vacumn...

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    1. It's actually my neighbor's kitchen but I pretend it's mine every time I visit! Thanks, Phyllis!

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  20. This is so amazing, I love the sink and the lights and the plugs and you and I want to live next door.

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    1. We have reserved a spot for you in the moffice. You could keep us entertained with your daily shenanigans! Thank you, Jessica!

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  21. I'm not one to really have envy, but wow!! What a gorgeous kitchen!!! I love everything about it!! Hope you get to enjoy your momoffice and I hope your friend and her family has many happy years in it!

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    1. Welcome to my world of house envy! Thank you so much for sharing it, Kathy!

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  22. I need you ladies to come to my house and help design my kitchen re-do ... those outlets are happening. LOVE that idea! (Apparently it's all about the little things for me!)

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    1. It's embarrassing how happy this plug makes me! It's all about the little things, huh?

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  23. Oh la la...seriously love!!!! Featuring tomorrow.
    XO
    Kristin

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  24. What a spectacular remodel - love everything - but my favorite part has to be the basement door built in to look like a cabinet - how genius !!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing -

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    1. We have had so much fun with that door, Suzan! I wish we had videotaped ourselves jumping out at friends!

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  25. Gor-geous!! I love that it is traditional but sleek at the same time. Everything looks right for the kids too. Have fun in the moffice...those times are important!

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    1. All the credit goes to Devine Designs- she put so much effort into making it practical and purdy. Thanks, Stacey!

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  26. Wow, the kitchen looks beautiful and that photo of the contractor is hilarious!

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    1. HAHAHA! Thanks, Katie. We had so much fun with the dickie video!

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  27. I can't stop turning all the shades of jealousy. I love everything about your Moffice. I want one. I need to quit my job first. If I did that then I wouldn't have a house with a kitchen to Moffice in, let alone remodel. The F word goes here ______.

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    1. Get yourself a moffice, Pattie! Do you have fun women in your neighborhood? I love: F word goes here _______.

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