In August 2007, I finally redid my kitchen. Well, Lowe's redid my kitchen. We've lived in this house since 2001 and I've wanted a new kitchen since the moment we moved in. Last summer we realized we needed some major home repairs, like a new roof, so we refinanced and took out extra money for the kitchen. Amen. The old one had crappy cabinets and some weird things going on with the countertops. It also had long soffits, which made the space between the counters and the top of the wall cabinets less than ideal. The kitchen is not a small room but it always felt cramped.
Um, hello? Why is there a counter overhang and nothing underneath?
Notice the giant range that was incapable of holding the right temperature. And you can't really see the lack of counter space, but there was hardly any on this side. Also, on the near side of the refrigerator there were wall cabinets but nothing underneath. Nice.
Ahhhhh. Here is the new kitchen. Beautiful cabinets, no ugly soffit, more counter space. Yummy.
Look, a non-steroidal stove and mucho counterspace. Hurray! And thank goodness for microwaves that mount on the wall. Overall, I'm totally happy about the room. In addition to what you see above, we also added a cork floor in a deep burgundy color. And we replaced a light fixture over the table. Now I'm ready to move on to some finishing touches. And of course, I need your help. The next post will explain all.