It is actually not little but that back corner is the only counter space in the entire kitchen!
When we are ready we will have a designer come in to finalize our ideas. We need more counters which I also want to work as eat at space.
Most likely there will either be a large eat at island in the center of the room or an L shaped eat at counter that would start near the fridge and run along side the stove.
The current configuration of the stove, dishwasher and fridge works well but we will have the bottom counters there rebuilt as well since they are yucky.
The upper counters are beautiful and solid wood. Not like the materials used today! The dark stain feels really dated and does not show off the wood's beauty.
So the cabinets below the sink are our experimental ones since we aren't keeping them. This little door was stripped bare. I can't believe how much lighter it is!
Next we will try staining it. I want the cabinets to be light and bright while showing off their grain!
So the cabinets will be step one and we will address the rest at a later date. This may take us forever because it is slightly too cold in our basement for the stripper and stain so we are not sure what we will accomplish over the winter.
Cabinet space is plentiful. This cabinet below is floor to ceiling and holds all our cookware and more.
I forgot to take a before photo of it before removing the doors that match the rest of the cabinets. I have given it a fresh coat of paint inside.
The right side was apparently a coat closet at one time. Jim had the brilliant idea of hanging our pots from the bar! I just need to put a free standing shelf unit in there to utilize the middle part of the space.
I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of our before kitchen. The remodeling will include just about everything.
- refinishing the cabinets
- having new cabinets built
- installing granite or the like counter tops
- new appliances
- tiling the floor
- and the little stuff like the back splash, ceiling fan, etc.
Thank you for stopping by! ~Val