Our new house is slowly limping along! (this is the real world people! not HGTV!) I am excited to start sharing some projects with you soon-ish! I would say the upstairs is about 65% done. We have most things in place, including the painters tape that I put up before Memorial day, but we still need to paint the walls (in my defense, they are going to be white, and they are primed white now… soooo, all's well that ends well right?)
It may sound strange, but after you've lived IN and THROUGH a big remodel you will understand. One of the highlights of living through no place for anything to be stored, is getting real life cabinets installed. You know, a place that you can put stuff away in? A place for your pots and pans to live…Makes me want to sing (to Les Mis) “There is a kitchen on a cloud, I like to get there when I eat….” I am telling you it is magical!!
When we first moved into the house we thought we would keep our kitchen and just paint. But the whole kitchen was handmade by the last owner and it was literally 16 foot long single cabinets, there was nothing modular. We were planning on making a few simple changes to help the flow of the space. However, because of the way they were built, the small changes we would have liked to make were not possible. Here are a couple a before shots so you can see the way it looked.
- We LOVE our soft close drawers and doors!
- All the organization options that can be added
- My pantry with pull out drawers
- Fabulous Counter-tops
- The hidden dish washer
- We actually even used it as a built-in for our girls bedroom closets which I LOVE, check it out on instagram, we aren't quite done, but it is amazing!
Here we are today, still tons to do (like put the kickplates up, tile, decorate… But it is a functioning, glorious kitchen (with blue painters tape for good measure!)
Anyway, have any of you tried out the new METOD Kitchen range line at Ikea? I had to share this great video, in partnership with Ikea, about the Metod Kitchen range. The film, literally cooks up a kitchen, using miniaturized IKEA products as raw ingredients! The video highlights the fact that the new METOD range of kitchens can be put together according to every person's own, taste. SO CLEVER!
METOD is a modular kitchen system that allows for easy installation, efficient measurement and accessible combinations of doors, interior fittings, hinges, colors, drawers and frames, plus lots more. Find all “the ingredients” to the IKEA METOD Kitchen in the 2016 IKEA Catalog.