When I tell people that Green Meadow Manor has 6 bedrooms, they say, “Wow, your house is huge!” Well, that’s an untruth. Our house is not big. It’s 2200 sq ft. And yes, they squeezed 6 rooms into it. Like squeezing into a pair of skinny jeans 2 sizes too small… our house has a muffin top, in the form of a kitchen. Which makes sense. Muffins come from kitchens.
The builders’ compromise was in the kitchen. It is not grande. It’s not my dream kitchen. However, it IS functional. Appliances are in a perfect triangle. We can have up to 3 cooks in the kitchen before it starts feeling
Here’s the kitchen when we claimed the land. Woof.
Like the rest of the house, the kitchen was pretty bla. Plain cabinetry, faux butcher block counter tops, faux slate tiles. Ick. I’ve only DIY’d a few small projects in the kitchen. Here’s where it currently stands.
I’m not crazy about anything in the kitchen. In my opinion, it is all lipstick on a pig. And not even nice Mary Kay lipstick. We’re talking Wet N Wild lipstick with a purple tint. We added crown molding to the tops of the cabinets for a quick sprucing. I also painted a back splash. It was kind of a DIY fail, because I don’t like the colors. In the dining room tour, I told you all major changes were happening after Christmas. We have saved enough money to finally renovate the kitchen & dining room. We have lived with those stick on tiles and uggggg counters for a year now, and I feel like we deserve updated flooring and so on.
One of the
inappropriate fun elements of the kitchen is the side of our fridge.
We have a really small pantry. When you don’t have a trunk to keep your junk… you pay money for a bigger trunk. (Christmas!)
The plan is to remove the pantry and coat closet, and extend counter space. I think it will make a big difference. A pantry will be built in the dining room.
You get the picture right? I also found this picture of a kitchen with a similar layout. It is a small kitchen, but looks stunning. I am drooling over the finishes.
I don’t love the bar stools, but the overall concept is nice. Especially that dope hood. Anyway, that’s where we’re at regarding the kitchen. I don’t hate our kitchen. I don’t really complain about it either. I’m just really really excited to make the dive. We have been planning this renovation since August!
Finish patching ceiling from old light fixture
Take out pantry & closet
Build new pantry