We are not in search of a simple home in our neighborhood or a new kitchen, we are seeking a kitchen that is both functional and beautiful.
The kitchen is also one of the main rooms in a home that can be a bit of a showstopper, especially when it’s a remodeling job. The kitchen is one of the most basic rooms in a home, so it’s not surprising that a kitchen remodel can have an impact on the overall feel of a home.
This is especially true if the remodeling is done without professional help. When you’re remodeling, you have no idea how everything is going to work together. After you’ve done what you need to do, you need to get the ball rolling again and get it all in place, so you can put it all together. But it’s not always easy. Sometimes we can’t find the right cabinet or the right size oven or the right type of mixer.
So we recently remodeled our kitchen and found ourselves in a very similar situation. After completing the remodel, we were still not sure how it all was going to work together. We needed to get our appliance, mixer, and other kitchen appliances all organized into the proper location and size. We spent a majority of the day putting the parts in place, and then a few more hours organizing the parts, and then finally putting them into place, and then putting the pieces together.
We are all very happy with our new kitchen. And, we didn’t just remodel it; we did a lot of kitchen remodeling, including the addition of a new microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher.
It’s no secret that our kitchens are pretty messy. But that is not just because we’re remodeling them, but because it’s fun and convenient to have everything in one spot. And there are some great tricks that we learned from our kitchen remodeling that will help you with your own kitchen remodeling.
We first started by creating a small, separate space that doubled as my office. When we moved to the new kitchen we found we needed to create a separate area that doubled as our work space and the storage area for all the stuff we put in the old kitchen. We ended up having a space for the food prep (including a big bowl of noodles for our kids), a kitchen table, stools, and workbench.
Now that we have our kitchen remodeled, we moved the workbench to the other wall. We also moved the stools to another wall. We put the countertop and refrigerator closer together along with the storage cabinet for the storage of our food prep and storage. We also moved the sink and stove to a different wall. We put under the sink a big bowl of noodles for our kids and a big stainless-steel bowl of rice for us.
You can really make a space in your kitchen feel like home by adding a few more items. We’re definitely excited to get around to remodeling our kitchen.
The remodeling of our kitchen will be a lot like remodeling our bathroom. We’ll be replacing the sink and countertops, putting a new stove in place, and some other small changes. We also plan to add a few new appliances. But that’s a whole other post.