This is what my kitchen looked like when I bought my house on March 15th. Since then, not much has changed. This orangy-brown is gone and is now a very light gray.
The light gray has made a big difference in how the kitchen feels, but I'll tell you what - those maroon counters? Yeah, they are really bringing things down.
Yikes, talk about yikes. Hey, I know that maroon counters are what some people love, but this just isn't me. Not in the slightest.
I'm also looking forward to upgrading the sink and faucet. The most amazing faucet has been sitting in a box for over a year now. I can't wait to use it. It'll be nice to not be squirted by a leaky faucet ever time I turn it on. That got old about 3 days into living here. Charlie's not a fan of it either. Every once in awhile the leaky faucet manages to squirt water over the counters and onto her.
This sink will get a nice upgrade as well.
But I don't want to lose those drawers. So we are going to move that set of drawers to the left of the stove and then the cabinet that is there will be gone. In such a small kitchen, you may be wondering why I'm willing to lose cabinet space.
I'll tell you why - because I hate doing the dishes. Also, I have plenty of room. When Mom and I were moving me into the kitchen, we purposefully left the soon-to-be-leaving cabinet empty. Not only that, but I have several upper shelves that are empty and, while I was moving stuff out of the kitchen, I discovered an empty drawer. Like I said, plenty of space.
small chandeliers waiting to be hung and I'd love to put one of them here. If I don't use it here, I'll put it somewhere else in the house.
When I come home on Saturday, I'm going to walk into a kitchen that is under construction. My dad said "You may not have a sink for a few days." My reply - "No problem, I don't like doing the dishes anyway."