There are so many exciting things happening over at the house, I can’t even! They almost have all the trim finished in the basement, the cabinet bases are all in and they are going to be painting soon.
I tried to share my kitchen plans with you all a few weeks ago (click here to see the plans), but I only had my pitiful drawings of them. Here is an overhead look of the kitchen area (via my drawings) to refresh your memory. My feeble renderings seemed to leave you with more questions than answers about my kitchen plans. So, hopefully now that the cabinets are hung it all makes more sense and you can see the layout better. The doors aren’t installed, yet because everything needs to be painted, but it’s fun to see it taking shape.
This photo is taken standing in the dining area (by the lake) looking into the kitchen. They still need to add a bookcase looking thing of open shelves in between those lower two cabinet doors. I’ll be keeping my collection of cookbooks there for easy access.
The large floor to counter cabinet on the left will have glass sliding doors. We went with sliding doors, so I could access it easily from both sides of the counter top. I’m guessing I’ll keep most of my everyday white dishes in here so that I can grab them to set the dining table. Unloading the dishwasher on the opposite side will be easy too, because the sink and dishwasher are on the other side of the open shelf bookcase section of cabinetry.
The window seat back there will be where our breakfast nook is, I think our little family of four will eat most of our dinners there vs. the large 8 person dining table in the dining area. A lot of you asked why we would put the breakfast nook on the street side instead of the lake side, but we wanted the main dining area to have the nicer view. Also, I can sit and drink coffee and watch the kids ride their bikes in the cul-de-sac from here.
My kitchen sink also faces the lake, so doing dishes won’t be too bad. This is only part of the island, it will be a bit larger with an open bookcase on either side of the island that is deeper, so bar stools can tuck underneath. The butcher block countertop will be about 6 foot wide by 3 foot deep when it’s done.
All of the large drawers on either side of the oven will hold my pots and pans.
The section of cabinets to the right of the fridge I changed up from my original design. I decided to have the glass cabinets go all the way down to the countertop with a set of 3 drawers beneath. These cabinets aren’t quite as deep to make room for a table in the breakfast nook.
Directly across from the glass cabinet is this window that looks out on the front porch with another set of narrower cabinets beneath it. The view is not that exciting, but I wanted to get as much light in the kitchen as possible. I’m hoping to keep my little herb garden box over on this counter.
Phew, I feel like that was a lot of boring explaining, but hopefully you get the idea of the kitchen layout now. I’m checking out butcher block counters tomorrow, so stay tuned for a post with all the kitchen finishes soon!