Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Kitchen - Before
Here's a photo of the current state of the kitchen. I used Autostitch to get the panoramic view from my flickr photos.
The room is pretty big, but when you look at the actual amount of counterspace, you realize how little there is.
We built the island when we moved in. the 7x3 foot island helped tremendously. We salvaged base cabinets from a friend doing a kitchen renovation, painted them bright red, and topped them with 4x4 tiles.
The layout won't change too much. We're going to switch the positions of the fridge and the stove, and the new island will be slightly larger. The sink will actually be centered under the window. The sofits will be removed and the new cabinets will go all the way to the ceiling. There will be countertop extended to the right of where the fridge is now. And, of course, the current florescent lighting will be replaced with recessed and pendants.
Here's the plan for the renovation. If everything goes according to plan, which we doubt it will, we should be finished around mid-May.