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