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The Soul of Our Home: Kitchen Renovations

Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum but all opinions are my own.

I can remember it as if it was only yesterday. I can still smell the cookies in the oven, the pot roast on the stove, and the kitchen table covered with three decks of playing cards as my grandmother and I battled it out in Samba, Canasta, and Spite & Malice. She was quite the card shark, but I always gave her a run for her money and she loved that about me. Our family grew up and evolved around our kitchen table. Whether it was playing cards or getting a spa treatment, our kitchen is always filled with love and it is still that way today with my boys. My grandma may be gone, but the legacy that the kitchen is the soul of our home still lives on.

This is a photo of me (age 6) and my baby sister in the kitchen in 1972 or 1973.

Since the kitchen is the soul of the home, kitchen renovations are like the Chicken Soup for the Kitchen. Can you imagine if we still had to hang out in a kitchen that looked like the one our family grew up in? Let’s face it, pink sheer curtains and mustard yellow walls are definitely out of style. But, as you can see, the kitchen was always the gathering place where memories were made for my family.

My brother enjoying a hamburger in our updated gold and avocado colored kitchen.

We are in the process of shopping around for a new home and the kitchen is definitely one thing we are taking into consideration when we look at each of the homes. I’m not so worried about how it looks, but I care more about how big it is and if it will fit my family. Sears Home Services can help me figure out the remodeling once we purchase the home from backsplashes, cabinets, countertops and flooring – we will be in great hands.

There are great deals right now with Sears Home Services for remodeling any kitchen that doesn’t fit our needs, so size is the only thing I’m concerned with. I think it is particularly helpful that they will come out and do a free in-home consultation. Once we get settled, I’ll be giving them a call. I’m even thinking of doing a bit of remodeling of our current home because I heard it can really increase the market value. I’ve been enjoying learning about the top kitchen design ideas for 2018 and getting ideas.

If you are thinking about doing a kitchen remodel you can save $500 on Kitchen remodels and cabinet replacements of $1500 or more with your Sears Home Services on remodels of $1,500 or more (offer expires 10/31/18).  Looking to replace countertops instead? You can save $250 on purchases of new countertops and there is 12-month special financing available on installed flooring to ensure your kitchen looks perfect!*  Don’t forget to Schedule your free in-home consultation!

*Not valid on prior sales or in combination with any other offer. Purchase requirement before taxes and after other discounts and must be made in a single transaction.


  1. Mary Ambrosino says

    Great tips and that third kitchen is lovely.