Yup, it’s true, both the hubby and I L-O-V-E to cook! The other half is… we also LOVE to eat! Good thing, otherwise we’d have a whole bunch’o food a-wasting in the fridge. My whole family totally teases me about how much I like to eat. In fact, they say it might even rival the home project passion! Scary, I know. Anyways, all that said, I figured it was about time to share my kitchen with the world, since we haven’t really yet (except for some poor pictures on our Whole Home Tour.
Well, our kitchen had fairly decent bones when we moved in – lots of cabinets, roomy/open layout, granite slab countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a gigantic pantry. All that together = a very functional kitchen. The biggest endeavor when we moved in was cleaning everything because it was NOT clean! In fact, the cabinets were so dirty by my standards that I even hired someone to come in and clean them first, before I would even take a crack at them… who lives like that?!?!?!? Anyways, after a good cleansing… the kitchen was ready for action! We painted all of the walls Wise Owl- by Kelly Moore (the neutral tan that you find throughout many of the common spaces in our house), put all of our “stuff” away, and then added a few key accessories.
The kitchen still is crying out for some splashes of color, but due to focusing on other rooms, it just hasn’t gotten it yet. Sorry kitchen, my apologies. Despite this, we still love our kitchen very much. It’s totally conducive to two cooks in the kitchen and has a great high breakfast bar which translates into a great buffet counter for parties!
So, here are the pictures. Tell us what you think, and if you happen to look at the whole home tour, feel free to make some color splash suggestions!
I told you our kitchen was OPEN! Here’s the view from our Family Room.
Today, I am linking this post up with HOUSEography’s House Tour Linky Party, and today, obviously, is all about kitchens!!! It’s totally fun and full of inspiration, so please join if you have a kitchen to share!!!
If you didn’t catch my last post about Melissa at HOUSEography, here are the details…
HOUSEography is a great blog written by Melissa, an adorable attorney by day and DIY diva by night!!! (Since I am in law school, I totally look up to her!) To check out other entries, you can go to HOUSEography. Melissa also has a full schedule posted for the House Party Linky Tour, here.