At the beginning of this year, Steven and I started renovating our kitchen (on a budget). We live in a 1952 ranch-style home with a small, working kitchen that just needed a facelift and some opening up. Before, everything was white with a neo-Tuscan vibe that was not working with our American-Industrial-Minimalist thang. Let me begin this short series of posts with the before, I’ll reveal the after tomorrow and leave you hanging for just a bit. In the meantime, what would you change about this kitchen? What makes you cringe in yours?
While it may seem like a photo of me carving our 2010 pumpkin, it’s really one of the only photos of our “before” kitchen. Look at how white it is! Those floors were a chore to keep clean.
Here’s an original blueprint of our house. The kitchen is in the upper right, and I tried to show you with the red marks where we knocked down walls – so now the kitchen and breakfast area are open to the living room directly below it and the “glazed porch” to the left.