I haven’t shared a ton of photos of our kitchen, because it’s not exactly one of the rooms in our house that is particularly photogenic. It needs a lot of work, and we haven’t done much of anything in there, aside from adding some new lights the weekend after we moved in and painting the pantry.
But oh boy, do we ever have ideas for this kitchen. It has a ton of potential, and we’re itching to get our hands on it. One of the changes that we’re most excited about is opening the kitchen up to the dining room a bit more. We plan to completely knock out those upper cabinets (we intentionally didn’t put anything in them when we moved it, so we wouldn’t get used to having them and have to adjust once we get rid of them) so that there isn’t anything obstructing the view into the dining room. They’re a tiny, awkward size and hard to reach, so we feel like removing them, as well as the foot or so of wall above them will make a huge difference in making our kitchen feel more integrated with the rest of the house.
We also plan to get rid of the weird, too small, too high bar and bring that whole area down to level with the counters, to create a nice peninsula separating the kitchen from the dining room. We’ll extend it width-wise so it’s the same width as the counter and the bar currently are together, rather than keeping it standard counter depth. Then, we’ll have the option of adding some cute stools on the other side for extra seating, or maybe even adding some extra, open shelving below that counter on the dining room side for extra storage. It’ll be a great way to add some serious countertop real estate in our kitchen, and will be perfect for big parties when we have extra food that won’t fit on our dining room table.
These plans are (obviously) not something we’ll be able to tackle anytime soon, but we love dreaming and can’t wait for the day when we can make these changes to help our kitchen feel a little less fragmented from the living and dining rooms!
Do you make elaborate plans for your home, even if you know it’ll be years before you can actually do anything about them? Or is that just us?
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