Kitchen and House Remodel Update

A few photos of our home and kitchen before and during the remodel process.

As most of you know from this post, we have been remodeling our new Long Island home for the past year, if not longer. We have gotten a lot done, and even as I share these photos there has already been a lot more progress, but we still have quite a bit of work to do before we move in. I know it will all be worth it in the end, I just can’t wait to start cooking in my new kitchen! Here are some photos of our progress.

First, I want to show a few photos of our kitchen before and during the remodel process. We went with an all white kitchen, as you can see from the photos we still need to install the hardware and pick out the backsplash. The floors also need to get stained and finished. We originally wanted dark wood floors but now the trend has gone to lighter floors so we are looking at lighter options. We also eliminated the dining room to expand the kitchen and create pantry.

Current Photos:

As most of you know, we have been remodeling our new house for the past year, if not longer. We have gotten a lot done, and even as I share these photos there has already been more progress, but we still have quite a bit of work to do before we move in. I know it will be worth it in the end, I just can't wait to start cooking in my new kitchen. Here are some photos of our progress!

We went with a farm sink in the island, and all our appliances are Wolf. I was debating marble countertops, but we went with Quartzite Monte Blanc instead, which has less maintenance. I had opportunities to collaborate with many appliance brands, but we only wanted a Wolf range so I reached out them to see if they would be interested in collaborating and they said yes, we couldn’t be happier!

As most of you know, we have been remodeling our new house for the past year, if not longer. We have gotten a lot done, and even as I share these photos there has already been more progress, but we still have quite a bit of work to do before we move in. I know it will be worth it in the end, I just can't wait to start cooking in my new kitchen. Here are some photos of our progress!

Although the kitchen is pretty large, living on the water we didn’t want to block the view so that left us with less cabinet space. We were able to work with our kitchen designer to come up with a plan that would make the kitchen functional, and easy to cook and entertain. Pictured above we have a Wolf Drop Down Door Microwave on the island as well as a dishwasher which you can’t see near the sink.

As most of you know, we have been remodeling our new house for the past year, if not longer. We have gotten a lot done, and even as I share these photos there has already been more progress, but we still have quite a bit of work to do before we move in. I know it will be worth it in the end, I just can't wait to start cooking in my new kitchen. Here are some photos of our progress!

We love the 48″ Wolf Sealed Burner Rangetop because it has dual-stacked sealed burners which have two tiers of flame to deliver both high heat and lower heat settings. The control is precise and it’s essentially like having two burners in one. I cannot WAIT to cook on this! Just below that we have cabinets for our pots and pans. To the right and left of those drawers we have the spice racks that pull out.

As most of you know, we have been remodeling our new house for the past year, if not longer. We have gotten a lot done, and even as I share these photos there has already been more progress, but we still have quite a bit of work to do before we move in. I know it will be worth it in the end, I just can't wait to start cooking in my new kitchen. Here are some photos of our progress!

At the end of our island we are installing a butcher block which we are still waiting on. On the back wall, we have a Sub Zero Panel Ready Built-in Freezer on the left and Refrigerator on the right. Because I cook a lot, a separate freezer and refrigerator was a must for me, and I love that it’s not as deep as most refrigerators so things don’t get lost in the back. In between we have a Wolf double wall oven and just below that a Wolf Warming Drawer which will come in handy when I test recipes and want to keep them warm until dinner.

As most of you know, we have been remodeling our new house for the past year, if not longer. We have gotten a lot done, and even as I share these photos there has already been more progress, but we still have quite a bit of work to do before we move in. I know it will be worth it in the end, I just can't wait to start cooking in my new kitchen. Here are some photos of our progress!

Just to the left of the refrigerator and double wall ovens we have a coffee/wine station with a Sub Zero Under Counter Wine Unit. This is where my coffee pot and wine will go, so I will be spending lots of time here : ) To the right of that sink we got a second panel ready Asko dishwasher, my husband does the dishes so he insisted on two.

A few photos of our home and kitchen before and during the remodel process.

Pictured below is the other end of the kitchen where we will have a kitchen table. We love the beach feel of the windows and sliders, which are Anderson and chose white on the inside and black on the outside. We also made them larger so you can have a better view of the back.

As most of you know, we have been remodeling our new house for the past year, if not longer. We have gotten a lot done, and even as I share these photos there has already been more progress, but we still have quite a bit of work to do before we move in. I know it will be worth it in the end, I just can't wait to start cooking in my new kitchen. Here are some photos of our progress!

Here are some photos of the kitchen before. It was pretty, just a bit small and dated. As you can see we previously had baseboard heating which we removed and replaced with Sunboard radiant heating.

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My favorite decision in the house was adding the ship lap along the wall of the second floor, which you can see from the first floor because of it’s open concept. We still don’t have a banister so ignore the wood planks…

As most of you know, we have been remodeling our new house for the past year, if not longer. We have gotten a lot done, and even as I share these photos there has already been more progress, but we still have quite a bit of work to do before we move in. I know it will be worth it in the end, I just can't wait to start cooking in my new kitchen. Here are some photos of our progress!

Kitchen and House Remodel Update

In the master bathroom, we are installing a roman shower rather than a bathtub because we know we would never use it. I love this hexagon marble tile in the shower area.

As most of you know, we have been remodeling our new house for the past year, if not longer. We have gotten a lot done, and even as I share these photos there has already been more progress, but we still have quite a bit of work to do before we move in. I know it will be worth it in the end, I just can't wait to start cooking in my new kitchen. Here are some photos of our progress!

As most of you know, we have been remodeling our new house for the past year, if not longer. We have gotten a lot done, and even as I share these photos there has already been more progress, but we still have quite a bit of work to do before we move in. I know it will be worth it in the end, I just can't wait to start cooking in my new kitchen. Here are some photos of our progress!

This was the master before, it was too large so we made it smaller and replaced it with a much needed walk-in closet.

Before Photos

We also started building an outdoor kitchen for the summer, which we hope to use a lot! In addition to a range, Tommy insisted on getting a pizza oven so I am sure there will be lots of pizza recipes in my future.

Kitchen and House Remodel Update

What we fell in love with most about our new house is the location. We can go crabbing right from our backyard and love the water views, especially the sunsets. I hope you enjoyed the kitchen progress and I will be sharing more photos as soon as the house is done, hoping sooner than later!

As most of you know, we have been remodeling our new house for the past year, if not longer. We have gotten a lot done, and even as I share these photos there has already been more progress, but we still have quite a bit of work to do before we move in. I know it will be worth it in the end, I just can't wait to start cooking in my new kitchen. Here are some photos of our progress!

A few photos of our home and kitchen before and during the remodel process.

Disclosure: This post is created in partnership with Sub-Zero Wolf. All thoughts are my own.

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124 comments

  1. ‘Wow…Beautiful home and view! Its exciting and fun to have a new home. Thank you for sharing with us. God has richly blessed you! Keep sharing updates love seeing the progression. xo

  2. My brother Ed Husser is not on Facebook but would love to email you. Please let me know if that would be possible. I hope you remember him. 

  3. It is gorgeous! What a view you are going to have while you cook and create more delicious recipes to share with all of us! Good luck with the rest of the project. It will be worth the waiting, but sometimes the waiting is hard.

  4. What brand of ceramic pans do you recommend? I tried finding on your website.

  5. What a beautiful home. Your kitchen is a dream and well deserved. You work so hard to give us the best recipes. I have made many and all were delicious! The shiplap is gorgeous! The water views stunning. The thought of crabbing in your backyard is exciting. Can’t wait to see your home finished and to make all the wonderfully inspired recipes you create in your new kitchen. Thanks for sharing this journey with us.

  6. If anyone deserves this dream kitchen, it is you. Absolutely beautiful.

  7. Your new home is beautiful! Can’t wait to see what recipes you create now! 
    The sunset views are amazing I’m sure 😊

  8. Wow! Your new house is amazing. I hope you have many years of happiness in your home.

  9. Very nice wishing you much happiness in your new home,
    I’m sure the sunsets will be spectacular

  10. Gina, I think I need to plan a field trip and see your beautiful home in person!! Hahaha. It’s as beautiful as you and your family are!  Thank you for all your hard work in creating meals for your fans. With your help I’ve lost 53 pounds and have kept it off for a year. You are a blessing! May you always be blessed!

  11. Lovely home & the kitchen wowie it’s awesome 🙂
    BTW I made the AF Pork chops excellent thank you very much.

  12. This is gorgeous! I did have to laugh. I read this YESTERDAY and last night went to get my hair cut. My stylist is a fabulous cook, he loves it, and makes the best gourmet meals. He’s all excited since he is getting HIS new Wolf stove, wall oven, microwave and hood delivered this weekend. I had actually never heard of the brand until I read your post.

    He’s funny though. VERY fussy about how things look so he refuses to keep the signature red knobs.

  13. Fantastic house!! I love all of your choices. Thanks for sharing the photos with us of your progress.

  14. Thanks a lot for sharing such a useful blog. This helps me a lot in picking up the ideas regarding the house kitchen remodel. The pictures made it easy to understand things. Your blog was a great help indeed.

  15. Stunning was raised in Glen Cove right on the sound lots of memories swimming in the shore daily

  16. Absolutely STUNNING. How fun to have all of that natural like pouring in while you’re creating yummy new ST recipes!

  17. I’m really happy for you. As a fellow Long Islander, to get a house on the water like that is….priceless. God Bless. Thank you so much for all of your recipes. They help me with Weight Watchers. You deserve your success, so please enjoy the $#!% out of that house!

  18. WOW!!! congratulations on a terrific home!!! It is just absolutely lovely!!!!

  19. Being from Long Island (Farmingdale) I am so in love with your home and view. Other than family the only thing I miss is the water. I did a whole house remodel here in Phoenix in 2015 and while it’s a mess to go through (I was “lucky enough” to live in the house at the same time it was rebuilt around me) iit was definitely worth it. It is beautiful. You deserve it! Thanks for sharing; I had been wondering what had been going on with it!

  20. Beautiful! I’ve been reading and using your recipes for a little while now and had no idea you are also on Long Island! Congrats on the upgrades! 

  21. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Love your recipes! Now you will have an even better place to prepare what you share! 

  22. Spectacular – so happy for you !
    You deserve an exceptional kitchen to cook your fabulous recipes in.
    I love your website and I just purchased two of your books
    Thanks for what you do!!!!

  23. Absolutely gorgeous! 

  24. Love your kitchen! You did a fantastic job!

    I am about to undergo a similar renovation where our big windows with a view cause lack of wall space for cabinets….seeing your kitchen was very useful! 

    Random question – was removing the baseboard heating major? We also have it and am curious if switching it will be a huge added expense….as everything seems to be in renovations 🙂

    • It was a challenge getting everything to work, but we are happy with the end results. Yes, the floors were major because we had to rip out the old flooring. But this was on Tommy’s must list.

  25. Gorgeous! We live in Texas and recently redid a house and our island is just like yours, same top but we did navy blue on the bottom. 🙂 I love the big, roomy island.
    We have an HVAC company, so be sure to get your ducts cleaned after all the construction (saw your return air on the ceiling).
    Enjoy the home – it is FAB!

  26. Amazing! Beautiful job.

  27. Congratulations looks wonderful!!!

  28. We did quartz countertop in our kitchen, but did light colour on the island and dark on the regular counters. Even though it looks nice DON’T CHOOSE A DARK COLOUR!!! You are forever wiping wiping wiping to make it look nice and clean. The white always looks beautiful. I’ll never do a dark countertop again.

  29. Absolutely stunning! I am so happy for you. Thank you for sharing these with us. 

  30. We remodeled 7 years ago and I’m so happy we went with wold appliances as well. Your home is lovely! Wish we had crabs in our back yard, but we’ll have to travel the 2 hours to the jersey shore. Enjoy! 

  31. Absolutely beautiful! I am a south shore girl myself (Bellport). The only thing that scares me about your appliances, we have sub and wolf also, is the Asko dishwasher. We had ours for 7 years and not a problem ever. Until we did! Then we couldn’t get anyone with enough knowledge to repair. Even Asko sent their people and nothing could be done! Then we were limited because we have a cabinet panel on the front. Good luck. I am looking forward to seeing the progress…

  32. Gorgeous!! Love it. Congratulations!

  33. This is absolutely beautiful! Congrats!! Enjoy!

  34. Beautiful!! Stunning views, and amazing kitchen!!

  35. Just beautiful — those windows! We intended to build in the country in a huge meadow surrounded by trees. We reversed course — thank goodness, — but if I’d seen the windows in your kitchen, it might have been a harder decision. I’m sure you’re itching to get in …  

  36. I’m so excited for you! What a georgeous home! And the water….! Wow

  37. Wow! Good for you Gina. Love the double-everything in your kitchen (drool). By the way, I may be in Vancouver, but you and I cook (vicariously) together all the time…love your recipes. Have fun creating that house! You’ve worked hard and deserve all that and more.

  38. It’s gorgeous! And for all you do for the rest of us, you deserve an awesome kitchen!

  39. Beautiful!!! Cant wait to see the yummy creations you make in that awesome kitchen!!

  40. So very lovely! And a water view is hard to beat. You’ve worked hard for this…enjoy!

  41. Oh my goodness… How far you’ve come and the blessings you have received since first starting your blog. I think it was when I started mine, in 2009; that’s how I first saw your blog too. You are truly so lucky that blogging has given you this wonderful life. Kudos to you. –gv

  42. BEAUTIFUL!! Being from New Jersey (now live in SoCal) I miss the huge properties/houses. Just wondering when you took these pictures, it’s January and soon that patio will be covered in snow!! 🙂

  43. Gina, the house is beautiful! I love everything about it and no one deserves this more. We just finished a kitchen remodel in November which took nearly a year (my hubby is a contractor and did the work himself). What a long, painful process, but worth it in the end! I also have separate fridge and freezer panels which I adore, it was one of my “musts”. I’m short and not having to root around to the back of them is wonderful. Can’t wait till you get in there and break it in! And bring us more delectable recipes!

  44. Oh it looks lovely…best of luck and warm wishes on your new home.

  45. Your kitchen is beautiful!!!!! I hope it’s all you dreamed of!!!!

  46. So beautiful! You have created one heck of a kitchen (and the rest of the house looks amazing too)!! <3 I can't wait to see all the yummy new recipes that come out of it!

  47. Absolutely gorgeous!  Enjoy!

  48. I would so honored to join you for dinner in that amazing kitchen…and I would be happy to bring a dish…I know an awesome web-site with the very best recipes!????

  49. Are you staying in Oceanside?!

  50. Love, Love, congratulations, will be fun cooking up new recipes in that kitchen.
    Thanks for sharing.

  51. The whole setting is beautiful.  I recently redid my kitchen in white and quartzite, you will love it. A stunning kitchen to work in..Enjoy..

  52. Why during a remodel would you put your double ovens between the refrigerator and freezer……..the heat from the ovens is tremendous and the worse placement ever.  Please rethink this while you still have time.

  53. Love the house. Good pick on the countertops.

  54. Beautifully done Gina! I want to renovate my kitchen also. Did you use an interior designer or a company that specializes in kitchens?

  55. Thanks for sharing. It’s beautiful!

  56. Must be nice. I don’t even dream anymore.

  57. Beautiful! Enjoy your new home!

  58. Well, that’s fantastic! We just moved into our house on a lake so I get the draw of the water. What is your outdoor gas range? That’s next on our list. Congratulations – it’s beautiful!

  59. I really like your boots. Where are they from?

  60. Thank you so much for sharing! My husband and I have also been undergoing a whole-house remodel (slowly but surely!) and while the kitchen will be the last thing we do eventually, your style is exactly what I have planned in my head! I grew up by the shore in NJ and now live in the mountains in northern CA but love keeping the coastal feel in our house. Best of luck with the remainder of your remodel! It is such a stressful yet fun process! (I also love your recipes/cookbooks as they comprise >80% of the meals I make each week!)

  61. So beautiful!!! Enjoy and enjoy and enjoy—-making skinnytaste recipes, but more importantly, wonderful memories. ????

  62. Simply gorgeous!!! Love the white kitchen and bath!! So crisp and clean!!!!

  63. I love that you shared this with us all. It is beautiful and can’t wait for you to be in it cooking up your wonderful recipes to share with us. I think this is a lot of our dream kitchens. I love it all ( my 3 boys would love putting their hands all over the white too LOL) Can’t wait for the 1st pic of you in it enjoying. Keep us posted on the remodel!

  64. Simply Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.. enjoy the benefits of all your hard work!

  65. Your kitchen looks beautiful! We renovated ours many yrs ago w/ Wolf and Subzero and I have loved them. I also have an Asko dishwasher and I absolutely hate it! It is so much smaller inside than my previous one (which was a Kenmore, so not high end at all) and it has put dark lines on my white dishes from the slots you put the dishes in. Plus the tips have broken off some of the top of the wiring. Just warning you! My next one will be a Bosch.

  66. It’s going to be beautiful! Love that you removed the dining room. My husband and I tried finding a house without a dining room last time we moved and couldn’t find one. I’d remove mine but there is a staircase in the way:) Can’t wait to taste the recipes this new kitchen inspires you to create!!! If you need someone to hang out in your amazing backyard, just give me a call 😉

  67. I love your new kitchen! And I love the idea of being able to imagine you at work there when you’re providing us with your delicious recipes. Sort of like a face to the name. Lol I’m thinking of creating a post in the skinnytaste group on Facebook with pictures of our kitchens. It’ll be so much fun seeing where people are cooking all those awesome meals they post!

  68. Congratulations on your new home and this absolute dream kitchen! Can’t imagine a better recipient/owner of it than Gina-THE pioneering food blogger of SkinnyTaste! Enjoy it!

  69. What a gorgeous house & fabulous location. You are very lucky! 

  70. Wow really beautiful be happy there ❤️

  71. The kitchen is stunning as is the location!  Looking forward to you recipes being created in that beautiful kitchen!

  72. Your home is lovely!  The outdoor space is absolutely incredible!

  73. Gina this is beautiful! I now live in GA but used to live in MA and I love New York, is that Long Island sound? Can’t wait for you to finish, I’m excited for you! BTW, does your husband have a single grandfather LOL-just sayin’????????

  74. Wow! That is one amazing kitchen.  Such a beautiful home, and those views are stunning.  I hope you have some firaces to cozy up to during those cold NY winters.  
    Thanks for sharing, it’s so fun to dream trough your reality.

  75. Everything looks beautiful!  You will LOVE those pull out spice drawers on either side of your cooktop!! 

  76. Absolutely stunning , Gina!! The house, kitchen and the location are all amazing. Congratulations and thanks for sharing❤️

  77. It’s gorgeous. I live on the south shore of LI too :). Where did you buy your tiles for the bathroom shower/floor? That’s exactly what I have been looking for! Gorgeous!

    • Small world….I live on the South shore too and I just picked those same marble hexagon tiles for my new bathroom….Janine I found them at Floor & Decor (Farmingdale) if you haven’t been there yet, drop everything and run there….its such a cool experience.

    • Small world…..I’m on the south shore of LI also and I picked the same marble hexagon tile for my bathroom! Janine check out Floor & Decor (farmingdale) for that tile. Gina….stunning home! thanks for sharing with us.

  78. I am so excited for you. So happy you are getting this wonderful kitchen. There is really no one else I would want more to have this. You .are after all, my personal chef. 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing pictures of you in it.. <3

  79. Absolutely stunning! Congratulations on your lovely new home!

  80. Enjoy your  very beautiful new office. It’s stunning and well deserved for your hard work ❤️ Thank you for all you do for us. 

  81. I love it! I think it would be a great space to welcome guests, and maybe some loyal Skinnytaste followers? 😉

  82. So fun to see where you create the wonderful recipes I love for my family!! Tennessee is my home and it is beautiful but your part of the country seems especially pretty!

  83. Love all these photos! This is basically my dream kitchen (appliances included!). #lifegoals

  84. Wow!  Just beautiful.  Enjoy every minute of it.  I am. picturing you working at your dining room table, yes, with all the hard work you do, enjoy that office!
    Can’t wait for those pizza recipes.  We have a place here in CA that makes an Angry Bee pizza, no sauce…mozzarella, goat cheese, spicy suppressata, Calabrian chilis, honey , pistachios , chili oil and salt..amazing flavors.  It is so good…If you can lighten that up that would be great!
    Happy New Year!

  85. Your home-in-progress looks like its going to be beautiful! I especially love the layout of the kitchen