The cave when we first saw the house. We went back and forth about what to do with it. Do we make some changes to it now or wait for a few years, save up some money and really do what we want? Move the walls back, add an entry to the dining room, get new cabinets and counter tops, add a double oven and even a pantry? Hmmm....
Well, with the help of our parents and grandparents, we went ahead and did the whole thing! This is the cave after a little paint. We decided to take out that part of the ceiling in the nook, too. This is where Eric found a header hidden in there. No problem. Headers are so overrated....
Do you know how big refrigerators are? BIG. I mean, like, really big. So big we decided to move the wall behind it back a foot. And since we moved that wall, might as well put in a pantry, right? And since we're putting in a pantry, we don't really need that extra ugly over the counter bank of cabinets, now do we? NOPE!! So, bye bye old kitchen!
And hello new kitchen, minus the ugly cabinets, with a new wall behind the refrigerator, and lovely sweet granite.
White subway tile back-splashes are my fave. So that's what we did. And I love them!
And here we are today. Cabinets painted. Granite counter tops. White subway tile. Stainless steel appliances. Shelves.
Next on the list are hinges and knobs and pulls for the cabinet doors and drawers and a new microwave - smaller and stainless. Any suggestions?
Thanks for your help everybody! Couldn't have done any of it without you!