Turns out this renovation is going to take a bit longer than I had hoped. Jim discovered that the subfloor under the sink will probably have to be replaced, because at some point there was a bad leak that wasn't addressed right away. Now there is some mushiness under there that we just can't ignore when we move the cabinets around.
Luckily, we do have the uppers done, so that's a good thing. I'm thrilled with the cabinet Jim made for me to fill the empty spot between two of the upper cabinets. It is not exactly what I envisioned, but he put a lot of work into it and it looks wonderful.
Let's take a quick look at what it was like before...
|Kitchen before, with the old stove, and the blank, empty spots between cabinets.|
|Kitchen in between, with the new microwave and new replacement cabinet.|
Now, here's what the upper cabinets look like now!
|Kitchen after, with new stove, new microwave, and two new cabinets--one made by my husband.|
So what did I do with all the space I gained? Well, we now have a coffee center, and I've brought my KitchenAid Mixer out of hiding.
|Coffee center... Also storage for cutting boards and knives.|
And here's where my KitchenAid has landed. It now has a place of honor where it will be easy for me to use. Before it was on a shelf in our laundry room, and I had to haul it into the kitchen whenever I wanted to use it. Anyone who has a KitchenAid knows how heavy they are, so you know it didn't get used much when I had to drag it out. Now it will get used a lot.
|KitchenAid Mixer's place of honor.|
|Another view of the upper cabinets|
|My inspiration drawing.|
If you're wondering about the artwork on the shelves. It's some of my own pieces, and they're for sale in my online shop, Moments of Art. They are called Romance I, Romance II and Romance III. I created them with either a green background or the white background as shown.
|Romance I, Romance II, and Romance III|
So.... That's about all I have to share about the kitchen for now. There will be more changes, so stay tuned!!!