I'm getting a new kitchen!
Except for the purchase of new appliances earlier this year, I've lived with the same kitchen for almost twenty-five years. I've had the same lay-out, cupboards, floors, counters, sink, and appliances for twenty-five years. The only thing we had to replace in all that time was the faucet about ten years ago, and I repainted my cupboards myself about two years ago.
Notice I said had to replace. I sure wanted to replace and update all those things, but as long as everything worked, wanting new ones wasn't enough of a reason for us to spend the money or waste the resources. There were always better things on which to spend our limited income, like the bills, car repairs, family vacations, and college educations. (I bet it's the same way for
a lot of you, too.)
Now our daughters have graduated from college and moved out on their own, and we've managed to finally save enough money to fix up our old kitchen. I've been researching and reading and pinning and measuring and shopping and planning, and I'm so excited to get started that I could practically burst!
Of course I have to share it all with you!
This is my dining room.
You can see the kitchen and the dishwasher there just beyond this built-in china cabinet, and the family room is beyond the kitchen down a hallway.
If you step through the dining room door to the kitchen, this is that wall with the dishwasher in front of you.
The sink and window is to your right. (I think I need a wide angle lens because my kitchen is so small.)
This is the wall to your left.
And if you turn back around towards the dining room, this is the wall behind that china cabinet. This wall is coming out to open the kitchen to the dining room.
|Witt Construction via houzz|
This is my inspiration photo I found on houzz by Witt Construction. Our kitchen will be open like this to our dining room, which is open to our living room. I'll have the open concept floor plan that I love!
We absolutely could not part with the beautiful 103 year-old built in china hutch that's original to this house, though, so we're having it moved to the back wall of the kitchen above the dishwasher where it will still be seen from the dining room and now hold our everyday dishes.
Like in this inspiration photo from Country Living.
Before on the left, with our inspiration on the right.
Before on the left, with our inspiration on the right. We're hoping to have wood counters and a bead board back splash like this, too. Both of these finishes could have been found in our 1910 cottage the year it was built.
Future floor plan with the wall removed.
We'd love to hear what you think about our plans so far, and we'd especially love to hear any advice you have for us about remodeling our kitchen as we get started. We meet with our contractor tonight to sign our building contract, and then I guess we start packing up our kitchen. Of course, I'll take you with us as we progress through our remodel.
I'm so excited!
But first I better finish today's project which is repainting our guestroom. It's off to the store for more trim paint.
I hope you have a great day!
I'm sharing my new kitchen plans with these great parties!