If your kitchen could talk what would it say?
The kitchen is undoubtedly the “Hub of the House”.
People have gathered together around the kitchen table for many years, whether, family or friends. Nowadays we have the addition of The Kitchen Island too.
The kitchen has the most traffic and throughput.
When you are thinking of remodeling, decorating renovating or updating any room, its all about the function of the room and of course the layout.
The layout is important because you want to get the best out of the space you have. How many door openings do you have?. What rooms are connected to the kitchen?. Is it feasible to knock down a wall and open up the room?. What impact would this have on the space?
When planning our kitchen, it was obvious from the beginning that we had too many door openings, we considered knocking down the wall to the Dining Room but it was a load bearing wall and electrics, air vents and the water supply to the refrigerator were all along the said wall, therefore. adding to the expense, plus, loosing wall cupboard space, then having to re-house appliances.
Slate tile on the floor. The original cabinets from 1988 and unusable, the garden was hidden from view with dark café style curtains. No door into the back hallway which led to the garage. Major demolition required. All hands on deck! That is, my husband and myself.
We planned and measured and had the experts to double check our requirements before installation. It was a 3 phase approach. Floor tile, cabinets, appliances, followed by under cabinet lighting, track lights and backsplash. The last phase involved the portable kitchen Island, barn door and Plantation Blinds and a little décor.
This is our kitchen today.
We preferred a modern style, Maple cabinets, Uba Tuba Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel appliances. The backsplash, barn door and Plantation Blinds – Home Depot.
The moveable island curtesy of Ikea.
Shelves Pottery barn
What does your kitchen say about your style?