Which will come first, the baby or the kitchen? That was the question I posed via twitter and facebook on Friday, December 9, 2011. At that point, the only thing cooking was the bun in the oven.
|Five days until the due date!|
So while I get in a little cooking (and hopefully blogging) in short windows of free time, here is a look at the kitchen renovation and completed look! We’re still waiting on the back splash and the molding. Those should be done in the next few weeks.
Our house was built in 1954 and had one owner before us. They redid the kitchen in the 70s, judging by the dishwasher that was here when we moved in. The kitchen was functional, but not really designed for the way we cook & live. Not nearly enough space for books, appliances, pantry items, and all my kitchen gadgets. And a pretty terrible floor too!
We asked my grandfather, an architect, to put together a kitchen design for us that had storage, counter space, and a functional layout for us. We also did not want to knock down any walls. So with those instructions he drew up a few options for us to consider. Once we settled on the design, we headed to pick out all of the cabinets and goodies to fill the space
Our style is what you might call transitional. We love arts & crafts and craftsman. I like the the look of the 50's (my idea for a diner look didn't make the cut). So we designed a look that works for us aesthetically and functionally. We've been enjoying it so far - and can't wait for the absolute final look!
Here are some views of the new space. The photography isn't my best work - but I'm doing in as much as I can when the little man naps!
|New cabinets and relocated range|
|Real bookshelf! With a small fraction of my books.|
The book selection will rotate!
|Double oven for more cooking adventures|
|Now the trash and recycling are hidden - and a|
normally useless corner cabinet is utilized.
|Counter depth fridge|
|Pantry & specialty sized storage|
|New hardwood floors - oak to match the rest of the house|
Material - Quartz
Color - Stellar Fire
Hardware, Lights, and Faucet:
Oiled Bronze (almost black)
GE Profile double oven, counter depth fridge, and microwave
Happy 2012! Hope to be back here soon - all depends on how the little man naps :)