Change around the home is wonderful...
Heretofore, my 1930's kitchen was just bereft of storage or utility..on the one long way opposite the sink there was nothing but a furnace flue in the corner... so for extra storage I put a hutch there.. which served us well enough for several years..
As you can see the other side of the kitchen was very small and actually only suitable for one cook at a time. But Lynn was well trained to use the space on winter mornings to make the family waffle breakfasts!! Our very plain solid wood birch cabinets were efficinet, but not nearly enough and we won't discuss again that I only had 2 drawers....
But this past late spring we had only one purpose ~to redo that kitchen... and bring it into the 21st century anyway! Our English Tudor home will never have an open concept, but that isnt a priority for us.. We love the cosiness of our home and attempted to keep that same country cottage feel of it..
I have posted before how we incorporated our old cabinet bodies into the new design with new cabinet doors, but these horrid over the sink lights had to go!
So after we installed our wonderful plantation shutters we were able to install our new pendants...
Which I think goes a long way in updating and I do really love my paint color.. Rolling Pebble by Behr.
without the flash
and with it....So now on the other side of the kitchen... we have a computer work station... Yes, it is absolutely too full of stuff I can't seem to decide how to manage all my gear... but Im getting there. Computers and printers are bigger than you think they are... but now that I am a Grannie to two little tykes, I absolutely couldnt keep all my mess in their room.... So before Birdie's little sis gets here we had to make a way .... and now I have many more cabinets for the myriads of dishes I collect! yayayayayay!
YOU might also notice our under the cabinet lights.... I love those so much in the evening...Our daughter said a few weeks ago when she saw it, "Gee, mom, why didnt you do this when I was still at home...."
My new fridge and dishwasher beside it bring me hopping in the present time.....
Ok, I still have my old stove... everything in it's time is what I always say!
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