Show me your kitchen!

posted 12 months ago in Home
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Feast your eyes:

 

ZtjhNaBCounter space!  So not there!  Wow!  

 

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Yeah it’s a bit of a fixer upper.  I think this kitchen is the reason the house languished on the market for six months.  We swooped in after a substantial price drop, at which point, it became much more economical to buy the house at the lower price and have money left over to remodel the kitchen (and bathroom).

One thing I do love about it is that it is a CLOSED kitchen that is separate from the formal dining room (which has all its original trim and coffered ceiling and fireplace – would have been sacrilege to bash out walls and let the kitchen encroach on it).  Also has a pantry.  And 9’8″ ceilings.  Cabinets are going to be soooo tall it’s gonna be awesome.  

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Reign14 :  Haha after pics probably won’t be for a while – there’s an Amish contractor we want to hire, but he’s not available to start work until this winter.  

We’ll happily wait though.  The guy’s father in law is a master carpenter who would build all the cabinets and other millwork.  And yeah, I would be doing a lot of the design work myself (I studied industrial design, and got lots of exposure to architecture and construction growing up, so a kitchen interior isn’t that great of a leap).  It’s going to be very traditional to go with the house (an old Victorian with its original layout and the vast majority of its original detailing intact).

In the meantime, we’ll just have to make do with freestanding furniture like a prep table (which we have), a butcher block (friend will lend us his), and some storage.  There IS actually some counter space and a couple cabinets (behind the stove chimney), but the counter is only a foot deep and effectively useless.  Being a Victorian era kitchen, it didn’t have anything built in.  The sink would have been there, along with a big wood stove, and then some freestanding storage furniture and a big work table.

PS:  I almost forgot – there are butler stairs into the kitchen, another one of my favorite aspects of the kitchen.  I was standing a few steps up in them to take the pic.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Posting so I can follow the thread. I LOVE looking at kitchens! We’re renting right now and have a decent kitchen since we moved from an apartment to a house a few months ago, but I always enjoy getting inspiration for when we become homeowners!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space

Following as a lookie-loo with a kitchen I can’t stand with no upgrade in sight – so I’m just gonna look at all of yours and dream.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Not technically my kitchen, since it’s an apartment, but we’re moving here in a month and I’m soooo excited for the island!! It’s our first big upgrade from college-type kitchens, and Fiance loves to cook so we can’t wait! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Following! Currently building our house and I can’t wait to see our finished kitchen!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

You’re new kitchen is stunning! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Our new house is being built, won’t be ready until next February…but I must say we put a lot into the kitchen so I realllllly can’t wait to see it in person! Love this thread.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

^ this is out current kitchen in our townhouse. We put the backsplash up ourselves and a new laminate countertop. It’s up for sale but we havent had any bites. We will either rent it out or lower the price and then we will be either renovating an acreage home or be building our own steel home on a piece of land soon! 

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