Our kitchen is finally done! Well, basically…you get extra points if you can spot things that are unfinished. Hehe. I feel like we are still going one room at a time with little fixes and finishes but everything is so close and I’m itching to have it all done. I still have to pinch myself every day to believe we are finally living here and our little dream has become a reality. This summer was such a blur with all our traveling and working on the house and then, it was move-in day. The first day of school was our first night in the house and it was crazy. I had this idea in my mind that we would move in during the summer and I would have weeks to settle in and get the house in order before school started. If you don’t know, I am a kindergarten teacher so the first day of school for me is a little more complicated. My husband and I laugh about it now and we know we’ll never forget our first night in the house.
The kitchen has to be my favorite spot in the house. I know it sounds crazy but I have teared up a couple of times cooking dinner in this pretty space while watching my kids play in the living room or do homework at the dining table. In our old house, the kitchen wall separated it from the living room and I was always in the kitchen so I really ended up feeling disconnected from whatever was going on with the kids in the evenings while I was cooking and then cleaning up after dinner. Because of this experience, I knew from the beginning that I wanted an open concept living room, kitchen and dining area. Now that the kiddos are a little bit older (It’s been a full year now since we sold our house) they end up in the kitchen with me too! My daughter has become my little sous chef, chopping and stirring along with me almost every night.
I thought it would be fun to show some of the progress shots to give a little before and after idea of the process and I tagged a few sources below as well.
I had to show you all the drawers!!! I opted for basically all drawers in this kitchen and I’m so glad I did. The larger ones here are what we use in place of a pantry. All our dry goods are here in these huge drawers and it’s plenty of room.