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Our Kitchen Structure (Earlier than & After)

After sharing a lot of the “after” footage of our kitchen rework, I needed to comply with up with a publish to indicate you the way we modified the precise format.

green and white kitchen renovation


As with most conventional 30-year-old homes, ours had a proper eating room (connected to the kitchen). Earlier than the renovation, we had been utilizing ours as a sitting/piano room.In our earlier homes, we’ve both by no means used the eating room or turned it into a house workplace. I didn’t see us turning into a proper eating sort of household anytime quickly, and we’d like all of the kitchen house we are able to get. We knew from the beginning that the wall that separated the 2 rooms was popping out to make one massive house.

renovation, week 1


I initially had my coronary heart set on a sink in entrance of the row of home windows on the finish of our kitchen that overlooks the yard. The designer we labored with helped me stroll by a day (in my thoughts) of how that may work logistically. She helped me see that it will create a very busy visitors sample in my predominant workspace, leading to numerous frustration and possible yelling. 🙂


That’s when the thought of the of the sink within the island (and FIVE bar stools, please) got here into play. This has labored out very well. I’m capable of stand behind the island and get the youngsters what they want after which clear up all from one spot. There’s a dishwasher on all sides of the sink. (No regrets there.)


Behind the island is our vary, open shelving and decrease cupboard storage. That is the place the range–and all of our countertop house–was earlier than.

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quickly after we moved in

renovation, week 1


Once more, I’m staying in principally the identical space once I’m unloading the dishwashers. It’s good to simply have the ability to flip round and place most of what we use daily on the open cabinets.


I bear in mind a few of you caring in regards to the fridge being on the opposite facet of the island. To inform you the reality, there wasn’t loads of choices since we have been working with a reasonably lengthy house. However it hasn’t bothered me in any respect to stroll across the finish of the island to get what I want. (If that’s my worst downside. . . ) And I’m particularly good at telling the youngsters to get off their stools and get me what I want. 😉 Earlier than the renovation, the range was on this house.

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after we moved in

We additionally eliminated the pantry closet proper beside of it (behind the shelving unit) which ate up loads of flooring house.

Sure, I really like the massive fridge/freezer. An equipment publish coming quickly. . .


We opted for 2 pull-out pantries which might be each in “the inexperienced part” of our kitchen. I preserve our meals in a single and dishes/serving items within the far one by the entrance window. And, as I’ve talked about earlier than, the addition of comfy chairs has made this space my favourite spot in the home. (This space is what was beforehand the eating room/black sitting room.)

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the entrance room earlier than we began renovation


On the other finish of the kitchen (by the again door), we saved our eating desk.  I had initially envisioned a built-in window seat, however ultimately determined that’s not the place I needed to make use of our funds. (It will’ve required remodeling the home windows.) I’m glad, as a result of we use the desk approach lower than we do the island.

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Something I missed? Let me know. 🙂


In case you missed our kitchen reveal, you will discover that publish (and sources for every little thing) right here.






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