More About My Kitchen

After much debate we’ve decided how to remodel our kitchen. We will do it in stages starting with installing a new hardwood floor. After that we will put in an IKEA pantry consisting of three parts; a base with a countertop and a bar sink. A tall pull out pantry and two glass upper cabinets. Our kitchen is 25 feet long, a true galley. Having an extra sink at this end will allow us to set up a “beverage center” with a coffee pot and microwave right next to the small breakfast nook. We’ll be keeping our old cabinet carcasses, just replacing the doors and eliminating the bulkhead. We also intend to get rid of the wall betwwen the kitchen and dining room. We will install another pantry cabinet next to the oven. We have already bought a new refrigerator and a dishwasher. I have my fantasy of buying one of those huge Viking flamethrower ovens but that really doesn’t suit our ifestyle or budget. We are trying to keep our budget beloe $1k for each appliance. We seriously scored at the Sears Scratch and Dent store and got a Samsung French door refrigerator for $900! Hope to do similar on an oven.

This is the second time we’ve redone a kitchen in stages. It really works for us and helps avoid a buttload of debt. Ideally it will look very much like the endwall shown in the last photo. Not as wide, of course as we’re using only one base cabinet, but that’s what we’re going for.

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Me and My Kitchen

The hubster and I are gradually getting back into decorator mode. It’s taking forever to paint our bathroom, but I’m getting there. My kitchen is battleship gray with tired (poorly painted) white cabinets. (See below). It really needs a gut and replace, but that so isn’t going to happen anytime soon. I want to paint them, but we’ve been debating a color for a while now. I think I’ve found it: RED. I know it sounds crazy, but they really look cool. Red paint is a bit of a pain. It takes a lot of coats to get it opaque, but with proper priming I think we can get a good look. I love that cool rail detail just below them. That would be great for hanging towels, or kitchen hardware. I’m really excited. I’ll keep you posted.