Team Bergeron

We Home Renovated

posted by Heather April 29, 2020 14 Comments
Long story short: our big kitchen remodel project was supposed to break ground on March 29th. We were all set to move out for 2 months, signed all the papers, and then all of a sudden we were closing the doors to CFNE indefinitely and had no more income. We were SO excited about this project that we’d talked and dreamt about for so many years that we couldn’t just, literally, sit here in this house for months on end staring at the kitchen the way it was. And, we had all this newfound forced time at home that we figured we might as well keep ourselves busy with something. So, we took down a wall. As with 100% of all home renovation projects, it wasn’t a totally smooth ride. And, it’s not what it will be after we someday get to do the project the way we’ve planned it out to be. But, we’ve also got a kitchen that’s more than double the size it was before, more natural light, more open space, etc. Our motto right now is this: if it’s better than before, it was worth it. Things look good from far, but are far from good. But, that’s FINE. Done is better than perfect. And, every day we do something else 😉


Karianne April 29, 2020 at 8:19 am

Wow. How impressive is this?!!
I think this makes your home and new space amazing with such an incredible amount of hard work and love poured into it!

Hmm… now I’m wondering what walls I can start tearing down…. 🤣

Heather April 29, 2020 at 12:18 pm

RIGHT!?! Because we were on such a roll with the project plans, we already had an engineer check out the stability of the wall. So, we were pretty much in the clear. We DID run into some unexpected pipes, though, so had to have a plumber come in and move them. DO IT!!!

Tavy Nell April 29, 2020 at 8:19 am

Looks beautiful 💕love the white and black

Heather April 29, 2020 at 12:16 pm

Me, too! It’s so funny because I used to just want to get as MANY colors in our home as I could. Now, I’m heading towards all white, black, and grey. Splashes of color, though 🙂 Thanks, Tavy!

Christa April 29, 2020 at 8:32 am

Looks so good! Nice job you guys!

Heather April 29, 2020 at 12:15 pm

Thanks, Christa! It was a long few days, to say the least!

Casey April 29, 2020 at 9:12 am

What an awesome job! I absolutely love that rug under the dining table! Would you mind sharing where you found it?

Heather April 29, 2020 at 12:14 pm

OMG THAT IS HILARIOUS THAT YOU SAID THAT! You should see how filthy it is up close; it’s like I gave the kids paint to be creative all over it! Hahaha! I either got it at Home Goods or off of Amazon. Home Goods and Home Sense are my go-to whenever I need anything for our home. So easy, reasonably priced, and good quality 😉 Thanks!

Liz April 29, 2020 at 1:06 pm

WOW! I love the finished kitchen! And how cool that the whole family dug in to get it done!

Heather April 30, 2020 at 4:23 pm

Thanks, Liz! Well, it’s great for now 😉 I did love how it was an all-in family project, though. We talk about it every day we’re in that space. Had no idea what we were doing, but we figured, “Other people do it, so why can’t we?” Haha

Bill & Shirley Keenan April 30, 2020 at 6:47 am

Good morning Heath. I love the photo album showing the progression of the project, the vision that went into the project, and how much you’ve been able to accomplish without professional help. Mom and I couldn’t be more proud of what you and Ben, with lots of help from the kids and Kat, have accomplished. This darn virus has got to go – we so terribly miss being with you guys. Love you, Mom and Dad.

Heather April 30, 2020 at 4:24 pm

Awww, thanks, Dad (& Mom)! You’re sort of lucky you weren’t allowed to be there or I would’ve just played dumb and asked you to “help” (translation: do it for me) heehee XO

Maura Dolan May 2, 2020 at 1:29 am

Nailed it!!!!! Love this so much! Cannot wait to see it!!! ❤️🙌

Heather May 2, 2020 at 6:28 am

Hey, Maura! I MISS YOUUU. Well, it truly is good from far, far from good. Just don’t look too close at any of these pictures and you’ll never notice 😉 Talk soon, babe XO


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