We moved into the house just over a year ago and there were two things that needed immediate attention: the floors and the kitchen. The new flooring went in first. The kitchen had yellow, stained and faded linoleum. The previous owner put a lot of money into the house before he flipped it. Most of that went into a new septic system, roofing and plumbing. But, he also put granite countertops and new appliances in the kitchen.
We started getting bids on replacing the cabinetry, selected a contractor, developed plans and then started work in November.
|That center island cabinet was one big empty box, with a door on the sink side of the kitchen. No shelves and you had to crawl all the way in to reach the back.|
|The space above the refrigerator was wasted space as well. I needed storage capacity, and lots of it. I had a large kitchen at Aspen Meadows -- and it was full.|
|The drawers were not very deep. They did not go back the whole width of the counter. The corner cabinets were impossible to access.|
I packed up my dishes back into the moving boxes we had saved and we started living on take out. I didn't get my kitchen back until Christmas.
|The new cabinets were installed in December. Yes, that is snow outside.|
|I love the lazy Susan in the corner bottom cabinet and the tall, narrow cabinet for baking sheets.|
The glass doors for the upper cabinets went in next.
And this is where we sat for months while we waited for the new pantry doors to come in. We made the pantry wider so the shelves would be easily accessible. The doors were "custom" ordered from Home Depot to fit -- and had to be sent back twice because they arrived damaged.
|I am particularly happy with the center island. Narrow shelves on the ends for my spices and deep pull out drawers, on both sides, for pots and pans.|
|There are cupboards above the refrigerator now, and the pantry doors look great.|