Because I gotta tell you -- I really, really don't like the average kitchen. This is what we have. I did not clean up before this photo shoot, haha!
|The left side, looking from the dining room|
|The right side, looking from the dining room|
|Down the middle -- this is a galley kitchen|
I love all this old, dark wood. The darker the better, for me!
This kind of free-standing furniture would be my favorite, with open shelving elsewhere. I loathe cabinets.
I love those old Hoosier cabinets, but any old sideboard would do.
Adam will build the shelves for me.
I like these shelves below:
Shelves, to me, seem to provide a more economical use of the space. And I want a rod overhead to hang things on.
I love this. I want my cookbooks in my kitchen again. I want herbs drying overhead. I want to sew a curtain to hang in front of the under-sink. And although there's no room for a chair, I'd love a folding stool I could pull out of a nook, to open and sit when needed.
As for the color of the walls (because they must be painted!), I'd like the light sage green in the photo above, or something close to it.
We'll also pull up the flooring, unsure of the condition of the wooden floor underneath.
Do any of you have kitchens like this, or wish you did? Do you have suggestions before we start? I told Adam perhaps we should start in one corner, ripping out and replacing little by little as we go around the room. Yes or No?