Our kitchen wasn't really horrible, I mean, it was completely functional once we put some appliances in. But seriously, that countertop? The sponge-stenciling? No thanks.
|This probably looked great in 1987.|
|I did not have a pic without Jed wandering around looking surly.|
You can probably tell that these are not the most recent pictures, as it's a nice sunny day outside but really it's January and we just got 3 inches of ice or something (also, I needed pictures of my kitchen looking tidier than it does today). Hopefully I'll be able to get some better ones too when we do something else to the room.
I'm kind of going for a funky-retro vibe. I buy accessories in bright colors like hot pink, lime green and orange to complement the colors. The countertop is laminate, but it's black and textured (and thanks to a former work connection of hubs', free!), so I don't knock it. We also removed the cabinet that was above the microwave. It was just completely useless, I actually had to sit on the countertop to get in there, and I'm pretty tall. We still have plenty to do, the main things being replacing the lighting (ceiling fan and track lights), painting the cabinets (white), adding shelving (above the sink, where the cabinet used to be, and maybe above the "cat corner") and replacing the flooring.
Another big project that I've decided I want to do in there is to add a built-in kitchen bench in the corner where the small table is now. We would need to take measurements to make sure it fits, but I really think that it's feasible and might help with resale when the time comes for that. Damn you Pinterest, you fill my brain with too many ideas!