We’ve been enjoying our renovated kitchen for over a month now, I believe. Almost two, actually. Now that it’s done even TH is like, I can’t believe we didn’t do it sooner. And I’m like, I told you so. We hang out in it a lot now and as tweeted here, it’s even become my new favorite workspace. I work while he cooks, it’s a sweet situation.
When I looked at the before pictures, I was reminded of what 1954 looked like. Time stopped in our kitchen. But now it’s part of the modern era and I feel way better about having people hang out in the space.
Brace your eyes for the befores.
We opened up the feel by knocking down that back wall and creating a counter for stools. Removed were also the peninsula and the upper cabinet. Kitchen now feels so much wider and we now have more counter space.
We got rid of the oven to allow for extra counter space on this side of the kitchen and replaced that lower space with drawers for pots and pans.
And now for the afters, as shot by my photographer/friend, Sabra.
Sink big enough for Felix to bathe in.
TH loves cooking now more than ever and he loves that I included a spice drawer to the left of the stove there for him.
Stools are from Serena and Lily.
By extending the counters, we no longer had room for a table in the space. I didn’t want to deal with having to replace or move windows so I decided to fill the area with a built-in bookcase for Felix’s toys and dogs bowls. And since this sort of creates a little play space for Felix, I went with chalkboard paint for the back of the counter cabinet doors. Chalkboard paint has been way done but felt it was really appropriate for this space.
You might remember from this post about the pineapple wallpaper. TH was just not going to go for it and the more I thought about it, the more I realized maybe he was right about me potentially getting tired of it. I still think it’s super cute but it also wasn’t right for this space. I wanted something really clean and open.
The second I sent him this butterfly art though, he said yes! I feel it balances all the white and ties in with my ebay-found rug.
Also from that post was the pendant debate. Although I didn’t go with any of the options, I decided to go with a different glass one to tie in the glass cabinet doors on either side of the sink. Love the way the brass pics up the brass from the fixture over the sink.
Ta-da. Dinner at our place.