When I purchased my century home in September of 2013, it had a less than desirable kitchen, yet so much potential. It was my first priority on the list of many projects that needed doing, so I got right to it.
The first order of business was to remove the single door and put in double French doors that face west into the big backyard, adding so much desperately needed daylight. I repositioned the dishwasher and stove, added granite counters which included a much needed counter beside the left side of the stove. It just felt really wonky before.
The other thing that has made an incredible difference was putting in the new window over the sink. The previous window went down below the counter which made no sense whatsoever, and it left a huge gap in behind to collect dust and debris. It also didn’t open.
The cold hard slate flooring was replaced with pine (not something I would do again, but I wanted it to have a flow from the dining room which has original pine flooring. It’s just too soft for an active cat and a busy cook!)
Mounting a TV on the wall was a nice addition too, as being an old home it isn’t an open concept and sometimes it’s nice to watch a little tele while cooking.
The new lighting was an absolutely incredible improvement. I added recessed lighting, big bright pendants over the island and under cabinet lighting.
And other than the French doors, I think my favourite part is my big beautiful island. It is great for preparing food, entertaining and having my morning tea.
Now my kitchen is a bright, functional and attractive place where I love to cook and entertain. Bon Appetit!!
Next on the blog calendar will be living room and dining room transformations, so stay tuned.
Here are some of the before/afters.