Monday, September 14, 2009

Itchin’ to fix the kitchen

So, there has been one glaring omission from our main living area posts on this blog.  The good ole kitchen.  Or, the Biggest Source of Procrastination Ever, however you want to look at it.  This is the kitchen when we first saw the house:
The good things: it’s large, has a good layout, lots of light, and the cabinets are nice and solid.  The bad things: everything else.  I have a grand scheme to renovate the kitchen similar to Darby's at Fly Through Our Window, and it has just been waiting for us to get to work.  One day, we got the itch and started tearing out the bad bad ugly brick backsplash:

Aaand we have done nothing more to the backsplash since May.  As in, 4 months ago.  Oh well, who needs a pretty kitchen when you have a rad patio?   Anyway, here is our kitchen renovation plan:
Tongue and groove ceiling, beams, and crown molding ala Chris at Just Beachy. 
New Rejuvenation lights (already purchased and getting dusty in the basement)
Paint cabinets and ceiling all crisp white
Black granite counters with undermount sink
White subway tile backsplash
Large range hood
New flooring (wood or tile, not sure)
Stainless appliances
Oil Rubbed Bronze bin pulls and knobs
Removing cabinet doors for open shelving next to fridge and adding glass to doors on either side of the sink.
Paint on the walls
Curtains and table set for window nook

So, that should only take 5 years to complete!  Meh, it works for now.   


  1. I think you have a great kitchen there with nice classic bones , all the changes will make it a really gorgeous space.
    I look forward to seeing it .

  2. It looks like you have a great space to work with. The light from those windows is beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with it (even if I have to wait years) :).

  3. It will look great when it's done! Good luck!

  4. Wow! Your kitchen is 10,000 times better than ours without reno. I came across your blog from YHL and I am so glad! We recently purchased a 1910 bungalow and are in the beginning stages of reno and are totally overwhelmed. It's inspiring to see "real people" getting it done. Can't wait to get to your stage...



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