Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Last Kitchen Post

We finished the pantry to mud room conversion. At Home Depot we found a bench and shelf unit from Martha Stewart. I think it's perfect.
We removed the shelves and the wall that framed the door. Now when we come in from the garage, it's a large landing, instead of a small landing and a closet. The Martha Stewart units did not fill up the whole space, so we'll put some more hooks on the left side.

Till next time......Happy Stitching.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Finished Kitchen! YAY

The kitchen is all complete except for the mud room.
Here are some comparison photos.
Make sure and click on a photo to view the full size slide show.
From the garage before. The bar between the dining room and the; kitchen was moved about 18" into the dining room and the soffit above it was removed. We added two drop down lights. The dishwasher is now next to the sink instead of under the bar. I get a lot of compliments on the floor. It's not much different from what I had, but it is prettier. It is vinyl and the counter tops are Formica.
Old fridge area before. The fridge was on a short wall, that made the entry from the garage narrow. By moving the fridge to the wider wall, nearby and replacing the fridge with a short base cabinet (18" deep where the fridge was 26" deep), it opened up the space. The fridge now sticks out just a bit from the new wall.
I was afraid that moving the fridge would make this wall way too small, but so far I'm really loving it. In the old photo you can see the door to the basement where I'm standing for the next picture.
This comparison gives a good comparison of moving the counter further into the dining room.

Here's the view from the living room. It's surprising how moving the bar just 18" really made the kitchen so much bigger without really affecting the dining room.

Here's the view from the dining room. I do miss the white cabinets, I loved how bright it was. But we decided on the wood, for a bigger change and they were considerable cheaper, too.

Now, back to hand quilting the Mermaid quilt. It should be finished soon. : )

Till next time.....Happy Stitching.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

More kitchen stuff

We are also getting a new counter top in the basement. You can see the right side is pieced with wood scraps.
Some dry wall mud got put in the mud room
The stove area has doors. The sink area is taking shape.
The back wall shows the new beverage station. More cupboards above the counter.
The dishwasher is in. The new custom cupboard on the far wall.

Till next time.....Happy Stitching.