A few weeks ago, my husband said the sweetest thing to me: “I hate our kitchen.” And, I officially got the green light to start our renovation. Glory, hallelujah!
(More pictures here of how our kitchen currently looks.)
We bought the house knowing there were some changes we wanted to make. Expanding the kitchen to accommodate a family of seven was high on the list. I didn’t know the exact timeline, but it seems the time is here. (He doesn’t have to tell me twice!)
So, right now, I’m in the planning/gathering/pinning phase. I know we’ll be knocking out a wall to include the front room, and I have a pretty clear idea about how I want the overall design to look. But, I would love to hear your feedback on any configuration ideas and/or features I should consider. Here are a few things on my “definite” list:
A big island with lots of workspace and some seating.
(This is what we’re missing most right now.)
More pantry space and dish storage.
A built-in breakfast nook with plenty of seating.
Better storage for pots and pans.
A drink fridge.
A pull-out trash can.
(Ours currently sits in the middle of the kitchen most of the time.)
An appliance garage.
Two dishwashers. (This would be the ultimate luxury! Sad, but true.)
For those of you who have been through a kitchen renovation, let me know what else I should consider. I don’t want to miss anything and be sorry later. And, I’m curious to hear how you survived without a kitchen. The contractor I met with estimated 8-10 weeks for completion and about five weeks without a kitchen at all. (!!!) That’s a lot of sandwiches. . .