It's been a long time coming but I thought you'd like to see my new Kitchen.
Frankly, this renovation almost killed us. But we managed to get it done and stay married.
Remember when we moved in and it looked like this?
See that wall on the left side?
We made some large structural changes to the kitchen by removing the wall between the existing dining room and kitchen. This made room for a peninsula and created a better traffic flow for our family. It also served to open up the entire main floor. The light in there is amazing now and the house feels so much larger!
Here is a view of the dining room, from the living room at the front of the house:
You can see the peninsula and how removing the wall created an open and airy feel.
I love the view from here.
As a result of opening up that wall between the kitchen and dining room, we had to close up the large, non-functioning doorway in the hallway. It was an amazing french door - 4 feet wide! But it was warped in the hinges and wouldn't even open. I'm taking suggestions as to how to repurpose it.
I love the ceiling we installed. It might be my favourite thing about the new kitchen. Especially since it was a dropped ceiling before.
So there you have it. Hope you like it as much as I do!
I'm back now so you'll see more regular posting again. The renos are done, the kids are settled in at school. I'm looking forward to putting a little more personality into the spaces we've finished. I'll keep you posted!