July 27, 2011
...you will not be missed by me. While a focal point for the room, this fireplace was a huge space killer in the kitchen, not to mention a constant hazard for our growing child. We had been told fixing it for actual use would be a budget breaker, but we still tried very hard to find a way to integrate it into the space. I'll admit that Joe was the advocate here to keep it, while I lobbyed pretty hard to nix it. Ultimately, Joe did agree it was best to get rid of it, and actually participated in its demise (it was all caught on film for the show!).