Our kitchen inspiration:
|View looking into the kitchen from the entry|
First, we knocked down that gross wall/window thing and removed the extremely dated wall paper. We weren't able to afford new cabinets so we opted for painting the cabinets, painting two of the kitchen walls a beautiful shade of green, changing out the hinges and door handles, and installing travertine floors. The house did not have space for a dishwasher, so we found a great deal on one, cut out some old cabinets, and made room for one. Thennn, we found out the dishwasher was too tall, and homes built in the 1950s were made with low counter tops, so we had the counter tops raised, and the electrical wired up for the dishwasher to be installed. Unfortunately, our plumber/dishwasher installer decided to get into a yelling match with our tile contractor and he left without returning to install the dishwasher. Awesome right? Flash forward, six months and it was installed last weekend.
The kitchen is still a work in progress, but for now we're pretty happy with it. I'd like to decorate the walls some more, specifically place some kind of decoration above the sink window. I know that it will all come together with time.