When we first decided to make a move to a bigger house and sell our current home, leaving behind my dream kitchen, we knew that we wanted something with an old kitchen again. While the actual renovation process can be long and grueling we knew that wanted to be able to make the kitchen ours again with all the little details and designs that we loved in our old house.
So here is our kitchen in it's current state. These are real life actual photos, no staging or fancy-ing them up for you all.
This is the view from standing in our family room looking into the kitchen:
Here is a picture of the wall with our jackets hanging. My parents just gave us the happy home sign with hooks on it for Christmas since we don't have room in our laundry room (which is behind that door on the left) to hang coats when we come in from the garage. At first I wasn't sure I would love it and now I'm so happy we have it! Coats were piling up on our banister and chairs before so it's nice to have a spot for them.
The kitchen has a ton of space and I love the large island and double ovens. I don't like having the cook top on the island though because I can't have the boys sit up there when I cook for fear of one of them burning their hands. When we renovate we will be moving that, just not sure where yet. I didn't think I needed two ovens but I have become so used to it and it makes cooking a big meal a breeze so I may opt for double ovens when we renovate.
Here is the side with our dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator. The window below looks out to backyard and I have visions of myself watching the boys play out there while I cook dinner when they're older. I would love to widen those windows if possible allow in more light. We do plan on taking the bulk head down when we renovate so I know that will help bring more light in too.Here is the opposite side of the kitchen. It looks like tons of cabinet space but they're actually really shallow cabinets so we're finding we can't fit as much as we can over here. I use this side for our pantry, baking supplies, and arts and crafts stuff. That little desk you see is usually covered in mail and junk but I've been trying to keep it organized lately. (Ignore the Miller lite and dog bowls ;)
Right now this is my little coffee bar area but I think when we renovate this will be my wine bar area, unless we add one to the dining room. Haven't decided on that yet!
So there you have it, that's our kitchen in our current state. We are hoping to meet with contractors/builders in the next few weeks to get the ball rolling on the renovation and I promise to keep you up to date this time while we renovate! I'm so excited to see what we can do with this large space to make it our own.