I’m going on a hike with a friend later this week. I’ve known Cassy for many years now. Although I’ve been her peer and her boss at different points in our lives, Cassy has always been a friend. Like many people, she’s not excited about gyms right now, so I’m excited that we get to go on a hike together. Get ready for more pictures!
In the meantime, I do have some pictures to share… of our kitchen. We live in a small house (appx 900 sq.ft.) that was built in the early 1950s. Josh has worked VERY hard on the exterior. He has made it a Shangri-La outside, a place to sit and relax, especially in the spring and summer.
That said, it was time to do something about the kitchen. The stove was free-standing, and in an odd place (in the middle of the walkway, really). The counterspace was minimal. The colors were… horrendous. Ha! Let’s take a look:
We had a dish rack that was over the sink because there wasn’t a lot of useable counter space.
You can see how the stove juts out into the walkway.
So there it is, the old kitchen. Not terribly pleasant or useable. But… let’s look at what we have now! And please, don’t mind the painter’s tape. I still need to finish painting and we have trim going up soon.
We put in a butcher block space for chopping veggies, and added a farmhouse style sink, which I LOVE. The drawer with the black bar on it is actually a kickplate. We couldn’t have a handle on that drawer if we wanted to be able to open the drawers next to it, so we have a spring-push drawer there. All of the drawers and cabinets have soft-close hinges and whatnot. I feel spoiled!
We moved the wall back a little, into the living room (that we don’t use much) and put our stove in that spot. It works so much better!
You can see how much higher up the cabinets are, making the counter space much more useable! Before, there was a lot of dead space and we couldn’t put anything remotely tall-ish on the counter to the right of the sink.
Lastly, where the stove was, we had a little pantry built. We now actually have room for dried and canned goods, spices, bulk foods, etc., instead of putting them in the garage.
I am in love with our new kitchen!