Oh, my dear friends. Pull up a chair. But...not too close. You don't want to pull up too close. Trust me.
I'm about to show you some current, (read: before) pictures of the kitchen in the new house.
Seriously, you might want to back up a little farther.
This kitchen is bad.
Here come the before shots. Are you guys sure about this? Brace yourselves.
The kitchen, as it is currently:
Are you still with me? Are you okay?
Omgosh, y'all. We have a LOT of work to do. "A metric ton", as Josh put it.
But let's focus first on the positives, shall we?
1. The ceilings are 12 feet tall.
2. There are hardwood floors under that hideous, filthy and chipped linoleum. (Can we save the hardwoods, though? That's the question. Won't know until we rip up the linoleum.)
3. The kitchen opens up to a south-facing, antique-glassed sunroom. Which is scary right now. But that just means we can bust out that wall to the right of these cabinets and extend the kitchen. Because right now it is pretty small for this big house. (Sorry. Supposed to be focusing on the positive.)
5. It has a good roof over it?
6. Anything can be demo'd.
There. We're on top of this already.
So. First order of business in this house is this terrifying monster of a beast kitchen. I have a new layout in mind, but I'm refusing to commit to anything before we move in.
Well. I did start looking for new appliances that would fit the feel of the house and be stylish, well performing partners in this former bakery owner/certified food manager/cooks-dinner-almost-every-night girl's kitchen. And I settled on GE Artistry appliances. In white. It wasn't even a fair fight. The reviews on these beauties are amazing and they are surprisingly affordable. Win. They'll be delivered the week after we move in, which gives us enough time to introduce a sledge hammer to the kitchen and call a plumber.
I seriously hope you folks really were ready for this, because it's about to be on! -Brin
(Have ideas for the new kitchen? Comment below and link away! I'll consider anything at this point....)