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Hi all.
Some of you may recall I’d intimated some change was afoot in my Yellowknife home. After debating and number crunching, I finally decided my kitchen had to go. I’m thrilled with the results and the best way to put it is that the place has changed from being The Place I Reside to HOME.

BEFORE:

And More Before (love the vinyl, heh?):

And One Last Before Pic (the fridge used to rust on the side, for heaven’s sake. No idea why):
old fridge

AND THE BIG REVEAL:
(featuring re-purposed corrugated backsplash, re-purposed “butcher block,” energy efficient fridge and dishwasher, cork (renewable resource, and yes I realize this is debated), and concrete table made by local artisan):

Renovated Kitchen

Tulips

I’m pretty pleased. Of course, Karen would have done it all herself. But she has a kind of awesome that I just don’t have. Yet.

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Imagine if Canadians were known for being all over their money. Engaged. Proactive. Getting out of debt. Savvy. Saving. Generous. Nancy wants to help. Nancy started her own journey with money over 15 years ago, and formed her company “Your Money by Design” in 2004 to help others along the same path. It’s not the usual financial advising/investment stuff. It’s about taking control of day-to-day finances –managing monthly cashflow effectively, spending appropriately, getting out of debt, saving. If you're ready to take control over your finances, pop by her business site, YourMoneybyDesign.com

16 Comments

  1. Looks great Nancy!!! Big improvement for sure. I love it, and it gives me ideas for when I will eventually redo my own kitchen.
    krystalatwork´s last [type] ..Spending Recap- May 30-June 5- 2011

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    nancy (aka moneycoach) Reply:

    Tx Krystal – it makes it easier for me to want to cook and eat at home, that’s for sure (a necessity up here; it’s crazy-pricey to eat out). I’ll post later about the things I learned about renos (like once I spoke to the contractor I found out I was waaaaay lowballing what I thought it would cost).

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    Jun 06, 2011
  2. Kat Karen Eldridge

    It looks beautiful Nancy! Very peaceful and inviting! Wishing many happy meals in it and may it always be filled with laughter, joy and yummy things!

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    Nancy (aka Moneycoach) Reply:

    What a lovely blessing, Kat! Thank you!

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    Jun 06, 2011
  3. Donna

    Love your kitchen… looks beautiful! Job well done by your contractor. May you have many happy meals in it AND invite your many friends to join you in your happy meals. 🙂

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    Nancy (aka Moneycoach) Reply:

    Hey tx for popping by my blog Donna, and you’re most welcome to pop by the kitchen as well whenever you like!

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    Donna Reply:

    I will have to take you up on that… who was your contractor?

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    Jun 06, 2011
  4. Kathy

    Fabulous re-do, what an imagination you have to have created this dream kitchen. I’m sure there will be many happy meals here.

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    Nancy (aka Moneycoach) Reply:

    Thanks Kathy! Wish you could see it in person.

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    Jun 07, 2011
  5. What an awesome improvement Nanc.

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    Nancy (aka Moneycoach) Reply:

    Thanks LA! You well know, I’m sure, the importance of loving where you live, while up here!

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    Jun 07, 2011
  6. Wow, Nancy, I’m as close to speechless as it’s possible for me to be! Love the corrugated metal backsplash – especially with those cabinets, that wall colour, the stainless steel appliances and accessories – that was a real stroke of design brilliance, right there. Job well done!

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    Nancy (aka Moneycoach) Reply:

    Thanks Rebecca! Coming from a Domestik Goddess I’m flattered!

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    Jun 07, 2011
  7. Nancy, it looks awesome. I remember when you first mentioned doing the reno, so happy that they have been completed now.

    I’m sure it is just wonderful being able to cook in there now. #jealous.
    KyleWith´s last [type] ..Back to Mainland with BC Ferries

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    Jun 08, 2011
  8. What a lovely transformation! Great job on everything! I imagine cooking has now become a joy once more. Thanks for commenting on my blog post-my kitchen. It was easier to plan everything when the house was being built several years ago. I love renovations as many times the update has so much more personality.

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    Nancy (aka Moneycoach) Reply:

    Thanks Lynne! And you nailed it – way more personality. I hadn’t quite thought of it like that, but it’s true. Much more “me” and likely why I feel so much more at home.

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    Aug 21, 2011

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