The dishwasher is under the island next to the sink. Pretty close quarters for the appliances and even cozier for the person navigating the space. While we had no kitchen cabinets, we did make good use of the pantry.
The popcorn ceiling was stained from our leaky roof and then patched. I don’t even want to count the number of door openings!
Finally, after 7 years of living with the status quo—we mustered the courage to attempt a kitchen remodel. While we had a general idea of the layout we wanted, we weren’t sure it would work with the space we had available. We had the original footprint of the kitchen to work with, a back hallway and a long and narrow bathroom.
First, we consulted with an Interior Designer and a Kitchen Planner to see if what we had in mind was possible–opening up the entire space to make room for a functional kitchen, eat-in banquette area, and a possible pantry/mudroom combination. It looked liked the plan would work in the space, but it would require some good planning and the help of an architect and general contractor to make it happen.
After months of planning and the actual work itself, we were finally rewarded with the end result–a wonderful and functional kitchen that we enjoy every day.
Now how about that bathroom remodel?