THE KITCHEN PLANS

September 15, 2015

Our kitchen is not the worst room in the house by a long stretch. Many of the design choices are not ones I would have selected, but there have clearly been significant (and appreciated) updates from the original 1973 kitchen.

FIRST FLOOR BEFORE from Rachel Schultz-4

With some tweaks, I could live with this kitchen for a while. As a result, like most bathrooms and kitchens, we will do a phase one and phase two round of renovations.

PHASE ONE

  1. Build island with bar area
  2. Change light fixture
  3. Replace hardware
  4. Paint walls truer white
  5. Caulk counters
  6. Paint or re-glaze tile
  7. Concrete counter treatment
  8. Lay wood floors
  9. Remove wood detailing above sink

PHASE TWO

  1. Rearrange work triangle
  2. New cabinets
  3. New island with stove top
  4. Remove soffits
  5. New appliances
  6. Enlarge window (maybe!)
  7. Stainless steel counters

FIRST FLOOR BEFORE from Rachel Schultz-5ENVISIONING THE KITCHEN ISLAND from Rachel Schultz

I am in here a lot. The high use the room gets actually makes me want to renovate it less right now because I could not afford to have it out of commission for even 24 hours.

Next week, we are on to the master bedroom.

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Comments

  • DB

    Good luck with it.
    It’s a big room so lots of opportunity to do something in phases.
    I don’t know how many in family but I wish I had a wider stove (5-6 burner vs 4).
    The lazy susan corner shelves get jammed when stuff falls off the swivel shelf. There is a new Euro design we saw in Ikea that comes out to you in a weird way. Seems a better design.
    I saw prior comment from someone asking if you could open oven door. There is another oven I saw at friends house that is narrow appt. The door opens down and can then be pushed into the oven bottom. So no open door to deal with if that was an issue (saw you said not).
    That ‘work triangle’ is so so helpful.

    You will have so much fun – and arguments – but they too are fun afterwards when you look back (hopefully!!).

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