As I said in the previous post, the living room was probably the only room in the house that was in a decent shape..it all went downhill from there. The Kitchen was one of our major projects..we basically relocated it, redesigned it and took down a few walls. Since we didn't need a formal dining room and we were going to create an open concept place; having a large kitchen with an 8 foot island made perfect sense to me. Overall I am thrilled with how the kitchen turned out. It doesn't seem like a lot of space, with all the storage only on just one wall and some storage in the island..the best thing I did was add drawers instead of cupboards. We only had 3 drawers in our old kitchen, and in this one we have 14! It just makes sense, you use every inch of space this way, plus no more ducking down to find pots and pans. Everything is perfectly organized with larger drawers for pot, pans, bulky items, and smaller ones for pretty much everything else. I even managed to add pantry storage in here. So if there is anything I can recommend, it would be add drawers instead of cupboards. We even managed to hide our appliances in the pantry..as much as I love open concept, I do get overwhelmed with clutter. So having a designated space for all of the appliance does help to control the visual clutter.
The only thing I was sad to lose was the window seen below, it allowed so much natural light into the dining area..but the older houses only had one bathroom in the entire house, which meant no powder room on the main floor. So we decided to use the space beside the kitchen and squeezed in a tiny 5x3 powder room. I would have kept the window if I could but sometimes you have to make hard decisions. Removing the wall between the (now) kitchen and the room beside it (which btw I have NO idea what its purpose was!) has made the kitchen a lot more brighter..but I am a sucker for natural light and can never get enough! Anyway guys I am going keep this one short..I will be sharing the full main floor reno soon! See below for more pictures of the kitchen :)