the kitchen before.
so tomorrow is like christmas at our house. or i shall clarify, it's christmas for me. i seriously doubt whether the girls, andy or either of the cats are as thrilled as i am.
let's start at the beginning...
this is the room that i spend the most time in. each day. every day. when i'm bored, you'll find me here making something. after having children, a good portion of my day is spent preparing meals and making snacks.
but as much as i love being in the kitchen, i don't actually love the space. but little by little, it's coming along. there's a fine line to making it an awesome space and making it a great place that will make a good impression on future buyers in a couple of years.
tomorrow, my vision is coming one step closer to reality as a new range and dishwasher are being delivered. beyond excited. we replaced the fridge to a stainless model the year before C was born as an anniversary gift to each other. the microwave was switched out a couple years later. so these two appliances are the last ones to make the switch.
then the appliances got the ball rolling on other projects that will hopefully soon take place. that green wall will soon become a slate blue grey. (which means i'll need some type of new print to write our weekly menu on.)
the right side of the kitchen. sianara old range. i'm happy to say i found it a new home via craigslist. i wanted to insure that it wasn't going to the dump as it is in great condition and works really well. that space between the counter and the upper cabinets? soon to be a tiled backsplash. perhaps as soon as after this weekend thanks to my dear husband and my even dearer father-in-law. (i think he likes my home improvement ideas as much as my husband does most days but is always willing to go along for the ride.) thinking i'm going to spray paint the "eat" on the soffit with silver spray paint that i know i have from a previous project.
and this would be the left side of the kitchen. with more of the cabinets that will soon be painted a shade of grey. oh how i adore grey. we're still discussing what we're doing with those laminate countertops. in my dream world, i'd go with quartz or concrete. i'm 99% sure that's not happening. maybe one day. so i'm still mulling ideas. another idea from my dream world? replacing the floor with wood.
and the beautiful dishwasher that my dynamic duo of husband and father-in-law are slated to install this weekend. it's a nod to the old days pre-children where we'd always have some type of job slated for andy's dad to help him with when they visited. did you know they put in french doors where there was once only a window in our old houes? and then built a deck to walk out on? yes, i know i'm a very lucky girl.
so that's the before of everything that's going on. feels good to be putting my interior design degree to work!