Here’s my little kitchen before, not awful (ok, maybe a little awful, certainly boring) but tiny and not super functional.
Kitchen the day after Thanks Giving after removing all the flooring and staining the concrete/installing the granite (midway)
Here’s my kitchen TODAY!
After (still missing some kick boards under the base cabinets where the concrete stain hit, but we have to have something to look forward to THIS weekend, right?)
We built the island (two base cabinets from Lowes for $200 before the granite was installed, liquid nailed it to the concrete, studded it to the floor and it’s solid as a rock).
This is the former kitchen Island, which we moved to the corner where the bistro table used to be. There will eventually be an iron wine rack installed in that gap and the handles will be attached after another coat of paint is applied but for now, it’s a perfectly functional beverage center.
I’m LOVING the way the contemporary silver handles contrast on the dark finish of the island. It’s tempting to do the ALL the cabinets in this finish but I think for now, I’m just going to enjoy everything as is.
The open shelving was something we went back and forth over for months. I’m SO thrilled we went with our gut on this one because it’s not only gorgeous, in my opinion, but it is so incredibly functional. I found myself using my china for the first time yesterday for a casual brunch I hosted, just because they were visible and accessible and it was such a nice touch to the experience.
This is my solution for lack of space for all of my spices…just thought I’d share because they’re so conveniently close to my stove and I get more compliments on them! I found them atWorld Market, but I think Ikea carries them also.
Everything about this kitchen is functional and unpretentious…yes, that’s a paper pineapple my 4 year old made in preschool on top of the fridge…that’s my life and my kitchen expresses that.
I think we can comfortably move on to the next project and enjoy the results of this one.