Inside Sara Peterson's Complete Kitchen Remodel

HGTV Magazine's Editor in chief has written about renovations for years, now she's tackling her own home. Follow the project's progress here!

Photo by: Michael Edwards

Michael Edwards

Right now, just after we finished HGTV Magazine's special Kitchen Issue, my own kitchen is a disaster. For the first time, I’m tackling a soup to nuts reno. My contractor has ripped up the floor, the cabinets have been donated, and the countertops are in a Dumpster in my driveway. I’ve seen and helped with makeovers for about a zillion other people’s kitchens, but it’s still hard for me to figure out my all-new design. I’m sure I’ll make mistakes, but that’s fine. I’ll never really be done with my kitchen anyway. I’ll forever be making little changes for fun, like switching out knobs and adding new accessories. But if you’re ready for a whole-hog remodel, here’s some advice: Don’t get rid of your old microwave until the new one arrives. I learned that lesson the hard way.

Check back here to follow my progress, I'll be posting updates throughout the remodel process.

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