Well, another day another detailed tour. I have shared my living room and entryway, study/home office, and my outdoor area. So today I am sharing my kitchen and dining room. This was the first big-ish redo. We have yet to knock out some walls, open up any room. Not big redo’s yet. I stress the YET. We painted the cabinet, the walls, door and window trim, base boards, a china cabinet, installed backsplash, and put in new hardware. Oh we also laid new hardwood floors throughout our whole living area, including the kitchen. When I lay it all out like that I guess it has been a fairly large overhaul. The only things left is to replace the counter tops, hopefully with marble. And create a custom cabinet where the china cabinet is. I want to put the microwave in there, a warming drawer and a trash can cabinet too. Also widen the entryway from the home office/ study into the kitchen. Just a few things really.
There are two posts that i did early on in this blog. I know I am taking you back, wayyy back to Janurary and February of this year. yes my blog is that young. The beginning of this year is still considered the beggining of my blog. But this is an “oldie” but goodie. kitchen remodel part 1, and kitchen remodel part 2. There is a ton of before pictures as well as the process of how we got it to go from this….
A lot of the accessories in this space are constantly changing. I think in the past month the breakfast bar and dinner table have had at least 5 different floral arrangements on them. I am constantly cutting flowers and arranging them. On holidays this is the spot where I do some decorating in the kitchen. So this is always evolving. And yes those four vases are really shot glasses. Hey we don’t party like that so I put them to use in other ways.
We used a white subway tile, Dale did most of the work here. And he did a wonderful job. We have had many people comment on the backsplash and are surprised that he did it all. He could definitely have a second career as a backsplash installer. Although with all of the home improvement projects we do I think he likes the break of going into work and would go crazy if that was his job too.
And yes the refrigerator has very rare and expensive art. I believe they have been placed in only the finest art museums, we were lucky to have the privileged of getting to display this art here. Only the best for my home.
Eventually I want to take out the cabinets and countertop that the microwave is on and open up that doorway. It is a small kitchen and this would allow more moving room in here. I cringe when I think of our family of 5 making this work. For now it is but my 3 kids total are the size of one adult. We will have three full grown ones eventually. I would put the microwave in a custom cabinet that would take the place as the china cabinet. Spread out the function and use of the space. For now it works with my family of 5, with the 3 littles.
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