Our kitchen is definitely the most used room in out house. When we bought the house, the fact that it was so small wasn’t really an issue. It was just my Better Half and I and so the small space was fine.
This is the kitchen shortly after we moved in 17 years ago. At this point we had updated the counter top and added knobs to the cabinet doors. We also installed the dishwasher. I can’t seem to locate pictures from before these changes.
This is a better picture of our pink counter top 🙂 Here we had upgraded to new Kraftmaid cabinets. We live near the factory that makes them and at one point they offered the scratch and dent or returned cabinets to the community for a fraction of the cost. We paid less than $500 for all new cabinets.
Since our family quickly grew from two to six, space became an issue and we began looking for ways to make our home appear bigger and give us more space. We started taking out walls…sounds simple…not so much. We took out the wall between our living room and dining room first and saw that it was very do-able (that’s a future post). So, we decided to try the wall between and dining room and kitchen.
|There were cabinets mounted on this wall. They had to come off before the demolition.|
This is from the kitchen looking into the dining room. This wall is a load bearing wall so we had to replace the wall with a beam for support. We built a temporary support wall until we could get the beam in place.
|Check out all the dust in the air…ahhh, good times!|
The beam is in place and that mess is cleaned. The rest of the demolition and 3 months of chaos was well underway!!
The island was a factory, mass-produced island. The top is made of 12 slate tiles which I hand picked and laid myself. It was super easy and I am thrilled with the look.
I love having everything right at my fingertips and I’m thrilled with the coffee corner sign.