I guess it goes without saying that our kitchen is the hub of the home. Between feeding a family of seven, homework and everything else that goes on there, I’m trying to find solutions to maximize our space. We definitely lost some counter workspace with this move (which I’m missing) and a little storage, as well.
From the first time I saw the MLS photos, I knew I would add some shelving to this little wall:
I really liked the open cabinets in our last kitchen and wanted another spot to stack our everyday dishes for easy access. I thought an industrial, open bookcase seemed like a (visually) lighter/better alternative than adding more cabinetry. I read several reviews on different shelving units and decided that the Owenton bookcase from Birch Lane would be the best—and sturdiest—fit.
We gained five shelves (with plenty of depth for plates and large bowls), and I like that it almost reaches the ceiling. I honestly don’t know where we would’ve put everything without it.
This is the view of the other side of the kitchen (then and now).
I mentioned in my previous kitchen post that I want to eventually change out the tile for something whiter. Mostly because I don’t think this ornamental backsplash feels like me—or the now-white kitchen:
Progress is good. A little at a time. . .
Previous posts about our kitchen:
Thanks to Birch Lane for graciously providing the shelf for our new kitchen.