Saturday, October 20, 2012

The before photos of the kitchen

We're undertaking a new kitchen remodel so this weekend I tidied up and reorganized the kitchen to take the before photos. I was wondering if I would like the kitchen better once I had put in some elbow grease but I still hate it. So I'm glad that we're doing the remodeling.

The North facing view is to the window. This window seat is cold and drafty and is only used by the dog. I recall the prior owner saying it was her cat's special place. I'm hoping the new arrangement will be more human usable (sorry, Dog).

The East facing view faces the Stove. The cabinets here are poorly organized and difficult to get things in and out of. However, in the current kitchen this is the area that is least bad. The sink and dishwasher are crowded and barely usable.

The North facing view, to the refrigerator (two photos).  I strongly advise against this kind of sink arrangement. Loading dishes here hurts my back, as I have to twist and spin around to get dishes in the bottom.

The cabinets are crowded since I inherited dishes and there have been breaks as folks try to cram more in, instead of finding the right spot for something. I need an arrangement that doesn't require such careful handling by the kids and me.
The West facing view is to the pantry. The cabinets you see used to be a free floating island but the room doesn't flow well in that configuration. I can't wait to make this more usable! As you can see from the photo of the entry to the kitchen, this wall is basically unused.

I'm planning to post more pics as I go through the remodel process. Stay tuned!

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