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It feels like we’ve been renovating our kitchen for an eternity. John decided to gut our 1960s style kitchen back in September 2009 and it’s been an ongoing project since then. Don’t get me wrong. We have made some progress. It’s just very slow-going. I try and look on the bright side. At least I have a working sink and counter top! No cupboard doors and a stove in the middle of the room is what it’s like now. But hey at least I can actually use the kitchen. It just doesn’t look the greatest.
See what I mean? All our food is on display.
I’m good at visualizing thankfully and I can see our end goal! Our kitchen is going to be a café theme with black, red and cream for colours. Eventually I’ll have all my cupboard doors stained and my pretty black handles we purchased about 2 years ago. The stove will be long gone from the middle of the room and in it’s place will be my island with a built-in oven and cooktop. We’ll have comfy black (maybe red) bar stools sitting at the island.
Our countertop is black porcelain tile and the backsplash is a dark red ceramic. The grout still needs to be done on the backsplash. The floor is all sanded and ready to be tiled too, but that will be one of the last things we do.
I won a touch faucet a few years ago that we installed about a year ago. You just touch it and the water turns on and touch again to turn it off. It’s very convenient!
I made my own spice rack and I want John to build us a pantry in the corner to free up some cupboard space. It will be also be used to store all my cookbooks.
We had an electrician come over a few months ago to install recessed lighting in the ceiling. Our old kitchen had one tiny light in the centre and was soooo dark! Now we have six pot lights and I can finally see what I’m doing. The electrician also installed a light switch at each of the three entrances to the kitchen.
Last year I bought a dishwasher which is one of my favourite things to have in the kitchen! I washed dishes by hand for years and years so it was such a treat to have a brand new dishwasher and save me time in the kitchen.
When my dream kitchen is complete, I imagine myself spending lots of time in it cooking and making it the central hub for our family. Atlantic Canada is famous for kitchen parties and I want to be able to use our kitchen for entertaining our guests! I know that these things take time & $$$ especially since we are doing most of it ourselves. I keep telling myself that soon I’ll have a brand new beautiful kitchen. It can’t come soon enough! Until then this is my reality….
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Do you know what you would want your dream kitchen to look like?