The corner cabinet is at an angle were before there was just unused space. The dish washer moved to the other side of the sink (red and green lights). The "appliance garage" houses the toaster and waffle maker. The original plug in stayed there which is a perfect location! New sink, garbage disposal, and faucet. The cabinet to the left of the corner is a double pull out trashcan. Hubs made the window sill and trim. Its extra deep for holding things (i.e. flowers!) The cabinet on the far right was also made by Hubs. It is the cabinet that needs trim. The company that we ordered from couldn't made a shelving unit the size we needed in the high that we needed so we ordered stain and made one our self. The extra trim will made it look finished. It appears dark in this picture, but it was about 5 in the afternoon during a thunder storm. It is actually very warm and cozy.
Before (after taking the wall paper off)
I think this side shows the biggest change. We couldn't move the location of the fridge which out designer tried and tried. but it works where it is and really isn't all that odd of a place. According to house snooping around open houses that should be where the original pantry was located. To the right of the original stove was a section of 12 inch deep counter that was in front of a chimney running the high of the house. We couldn't move this nor did we want to try. We put a floor to ceiling pantry infront of the chimney as wide as we good and then did a faux panel on the left side to cover the brick/wood/plaster combo. Although a pantry that deep would be amazing, having a shallow one keeps my food in check! We opted to get rid of the double oven since 1) they didn't work as a pair and 2) they were in the way! Instead we went with a glass top slide in. this actually give us crazy amounts of counter. Each side is 15 inches wide and 24 inches deep. We made the counters match the pantry depth. The back splash was clearance tile that really gives the room a pop of modern. The overhead microwave/vent is nice but so far it has cooked smores and melted butter for corn the most!
The tile is the same pattern that is in the guest bath up stairs, the laundry room, the new basement bath, and eventually the master bath.
Here is a shot of the dinning room on move in day along with the new dinning room. First I would like to mention that even though you cant see it the paneling was all taken completely down through out the dinning room and kitchen. Also the random cabinet between the two door ways was the first to go. We did entertain the idea of doing a peninsula or something there, but agreed that it was too close the the doors on the right and would be awkward to get to the dinning room later. We attempted to do wainscoting in this room but the trim color that matched the cabinets was entirely too dark for this project. We went with the palm green from the kitchen and the bungalow gold from the first floor. It figures, that when I look for the original example to prove I'm not crazy, I can't find it!
Well that is the Kitchen remodel basically. I'll post about the new amazing bath soon!