Emma’s Black & White Kitchen
The kitchen is without a doubt the middle of our domestic. For something, it’s part of a bigger, open house that has our eating room, a entrance front room, and my domestic place of job. It’s simply within the entrance door, so it’s additionally generally the room that individuals input into first. And, as you’ll almost certainly wager, each Trey and I spend a large number of time within the kitchen. It’s the place you’ll in finding us each weekday morning making espresso ahead of paintings. I do all my recipe checking out and work-from-home lunches there. And Trey and I each cook dinner at lot at domestic for dinners, plus we like to entertain. So our kitchen will get used so much—it’s a vital house to us!
It’s taken me a couple of years to get our kitchen to a spot the place I think in point of fact pleased with it. Although there are nonetheless a couple of issues I’d alternate if I may/concept it might be value it. I’ll let you know the ones, however first a stroll down reminiscence lane.
When we purchased our domestic I LOVED how a lot house this kitchen had in comparison to the kitchen in our earlier domestic (see right here). Although I liked our little kitchen in our final space, I had too many small home equipment to slot in the cupboards, and if Trey and I had been each in there cooking it might get crowded lovely temporarily. Our present kitchen is so a lot more spacious and I’m tremendous grateful for it. But as opposed to the gap and normal structure, I in point of fact didn’t like every of the classy alternatives that got here with our domestic. We just about instantly modified the counter tops and added a marble tile backsplash. Eventually we modified the flooring during our domestic. And in the beginning, I painted all of the cupboards white, however then in the end got here again round to short of the decrease cupboards black and simply the uppers white.
I. am. so. fickle.
But, I like it, so no matter. It’s simply paint, OK. 🙂
There used to be an excessively previous trash compactor within the spot the place the mini fridge is now. I knew we’d by no means use the trash compactor (I don’t even in point of fact understand how it really works, if I’m being fair). And I’ve all the time sought after a mini fridge for beer and wine, even if truthfully, it’s generally full of La Croix and Bubbly as a rule. Ha. But as opposed to our major fridge, which used to be a Christmas present from Trey 365 days, all of the different home equipment got here with our domestic. And I’m counting down the times till we will be able to have to shop for a brand new dishwasher. Our present one is fairly previous and within the final couple months the computer screen has long past out. Luckily, I do know what to press to make it paintings, so I don’t want the computer screen. But I think like that is almost certainly an indication to start out having a look at new dishwashers since the day of reckoning is close to.
You’ll notice I’ve the similar wallpaper within the kitchen that I do in our eating room. Truthfully, this used to be a cheerful twist of fate as I simply ordered an excessive amount of. But I really like the way it visually ties the areas in combination.
So even if I completely LOVE our kitchen, I stated there are some things I’d alternate if I may, and right here they’re (as opposed to the ageing dishwasher). I believe if I ever have the danger to make a choice a gasoline range/vary over electrical, I would favor gasoline. Yes, we almost certainly may convert our present electrical vary, however I don’t know if it might in point of fact be definitely worth the expense to me. Idk. Then, I don’t love the structure of our decrease cupboards. I want the corners had lazy Susan’s—I would really like some pull out drawers and I’d in point of fact wish to have our trash and recycling containers constructed into the cupboards. Some of those options lets alternate, or lets totally redo the decrease cupboards. But once more, I don’t suppose it’s in point of fact definitely worth the expense.
I do suppose I may switch out our kitchen tap one day despite the fact that. I simply purchased an affordable one once I were given our counter tops and I haven’t in point of fact been pleased with it (I in fact don’t consider the logo, it’s no longer one thing I researched or stored; it could had been American Standard, however truthfully I’m really not positive). The pull down wand not tucks up into the tap anymore and it’s been like that just about since we were given it. Again, no longer in point of fact a significant deal, however just a bit aggravating whilst you’re washing dishes or rinsing issues.
OK, sufficient about my kitchen. What about you? Do you could have little (or giant) options that annoy you for your kitchen? And what are your favourite options??? I’d love to listen to! And thank you for letting me proportion our kitchen with you. xo. Emma