A 360 * tour .....
The "Good" stuff first. ..... then the "Bad" before... and the "Ugly" during construction.
As you walk in.
The sink area
Moving down to the left.
The oven area.
peek-a - boo Kitty..
The Dining to Living room area. I also added French doors.
And kept my corner cabinet I've had for years. She fit in so nicely in this corner of the dining room, you will see in the before pics that she used to be in the kitchen. I thought I might have to sell her, but I am so glad, it worked out she could stay.
To the left of those doors going back into the kitchen we have the reduced depth counter so we would have room for the island which I really wanted.
The island holds the microwave on one side and an eating area on the other.
The new refrigerator is a dream. And looking into the Dining room it flows nicely now, with a warm glow at night.
When I look at the kitchen now from my family room,
it feels like my house is so much more spacious.
Woops this is an older pic the mantle over the stove wasn't complete.
And the view from the dining room is much more open now .
Now for the "Bad" .....Because everyone likes a "before"
As you entered the kitchen.
We totally rebuilt this back wall. New walls, new windows, started Jan 5th.
These pics are from the Autumn.
Looking to the left a bit, was that door which we closed in for one long wall of cabinets.
And to the left , below you see the peninsula which was the only prep area I had !!
And the space between that and the wall served as the entrance to the dining room from the kitchen.
Moving left in your 360 * view you now have the tiny cooking area and dangling cabinets.
Hanging from the ceiling. ( This was a popular option in the early 90's.. don't understand why!!) It might have worked ok if it wasn't for the high stove top!!
I still hate this look, when I occasionally see it in an old magazine.
Tiny for a family of 8
Next we had the sink in the corner looking at... the corner!! :)))
Gotta chuckle at that!
Not enough cabinets to even put everything in!!
And then the fridge
So as you can see, that was a little tiny work triangle!
Ok now if we swing around and walk thru that peninsula opening into the dining room..
here it was.
That is another window which got torn out to become my French doors. :)
And the ugly chandy got a ride to re-store.
to the left a bit more was the old entryway to the living room.
Which looked ordinary.
That doorway now, as the new French Doors, is one of my favorite features!
Here is how it looked from the dining into kitchen.
ugggh those cabinets! ...Hello?... Is anyone in the kitchen? Peekie boo.
And below, was the view from the family room into the kitchen.
Construction had just begun here.. note the built added on wall and the stripped out other wall.
And we had just gotten a new fridge. The old white one croaked.
(they all think I took a sledge to it)
I did promise the Ugly.
Just a few pics ..of the eye candy that worked in my kitchen:))
Door boarded up peninsula ripped out.
And the dangling ceiling cabinets..gone.
Now from the dining room with those cabinets gone.
And as they started the sheetrocking. And some electric got roughed in.
Some of my favorite features are below.
If you are thinking about new cabinets consider some of these options.
I am thrilled with these.The big pot drawers next to the stove. So handy! They hold aLOT
And I love the double oven!!
Next up the 3 drawer cabinet. ( a nice way to end a run)
A Sea-glass green tile backsplash that I designed,
cause I could not find one I liked, and there is a really lot of them out there!
And last but not least I love the little nautical twist of a rope design on the trim I had my contractor install the way I wanted it.
I didn't want it on the edges of the cabinets as usual. I wanted it run down the seams.
Not on all, just the hutch and the island.
Ain't it purdy? I love it.
Hope you enjoyed my Kitchen/Dining room tour.
Thanks for stopping by!