I just got a new kitchen! I've always wanted a big cooking and eating space. It's the kitchen of my dreams. Check it out!
For years I have been dreaming about the kitchen I wanted to have. We contemplated moving to a bigger house several times but love the community we live in. We couldn't ask for better neighbors and friends so we decided moving was not an option. Instead we knocked down some walls and made use of the space we had to create a "Great Room". Now I have the kitchen I want but plenty of space too.
Thank you Grande Decor! They did the most wonderful job. Please take a look at their website and you can see all the beautiful things they do. Now take a peek at our "new house". ( The new kitchen photos were provided by Michelle Moran Photography. Thanks Michelle!)
First get a glimpse of the old kitchen. Can you believe it? Smile, smile!
Now for our new space! Quite a difference, don't you think?
I love the granite counter tops and warm maple cabinets. They give me plenty of working and storage space. We had recessed lighting put in the kitchen and living room area. There is plenty of light especially with the under the counter lighting. It will be easy to entertain with the open space concept.
One of my favorite things is the new island. It has a built in spice cabinet. I filled it in 20 minutes. You can never have enough spices.
I love my new KitchenAid appliances. The fridge is so spacious and cooking with this dual fuel range and double oven is fabulous. It is nice to have my microwave right there also.
One more photo and I am off to do some internet shopping. We just got a new area rug and bar stools but there is plenty of small things I still need.
I would love to hear about everyone's favorite kitchen items. Now that I have more space, I can get a few extra kitchen items. Bowls, gadgets, small appliances..... what's your favorites? I want to know.
See you back here next week. I know I will be doing plenty of cooking.