Joy at A Spot of T is this week’s hostess for Fun Monday. Her theme is all things kitchen, and honestly, it couldn’t have come at a better time for me personally. Later this week we’re going to begin a kitchen makeover, and she’s given me a lovely reminder to take BEFORE pictures. I could just hug her neck.
See the cabinets with the microwave to the right of the doorway? Say "bye-bye"…by the end of this week, they’ll be gone. Along with the wall holding them up! We’re opening up that doorway and the wall to extend our kitchen. The counter will remain, but there will be a bar; two barstools will live on the other side so, while perched atop their thrones, the kids can entertain me with their lively banter.
The room you can see in the shadows has a name…it’s called a "keeping room". Just what we shall keep shall remain a mystery for now ;).
Pivoting to the right, you’ll see the room continue. This tile will be gone, too, although as I type, I’m not sure what’s going to replace it. Stay tuned.
This is our view as I continue turning right.
And, as I complete the rotation…
We’ll be moving the refrigerator to the current position of the cabinets (right now, you can’t open the right door all the way :/). Only the side of the fridge is magnetic…most of our photos are plastered all over my laundry room which is through that doorway to the left.
And last, a few of my favorite things, in and around our kitchen. Our South Carolina pillow (which cost a small fortune, but because it chronicles our lives there was worth every dime!), the Watermelon bowl? vase? Rachel made for me in art this year–she formed it, and came up with a brilliant idea for painting it! And, going through the doorway to the left of the stove picture, you’ll find the little plaque greeting you over the coat rack as you walk in from the garage.
Please be sure and visit Joy for the rest of today’s Fun Monday posts :).
Wow! Your kitchen is absolutely to die for! Can I have your old one now that you’re remodeleing! That’s an amazing vase!!!!
Although I am not surprised, your kitchen is so clean and so neat. You are remodeling? Your dinner area is so light and cheery. Robin, you have a very nice home.
You are remodeling your kitchen? GIRL – it’s gorgeous now! Look at those lovely countertops and beautiful cupboards.
Well, okay – on closer inspection, I don’t really like the tilework – and I can see how a missing wall and new bar will really open it up.
It’s still a beautiful kitchen!
I have mixed feeling on this one. On the one hand I’m thrilled that you’re having a make over, but on the other hand it seems a shame to disrupt such a beautiful kitchen.
I hope it’s a complete success.
Your kitchen is like, yummy. Just beautiful.
Very nice – Your before pics are of a much nicer before kitchen than mine was. Opening it up will be nice.
Love the watermelon vase!
First your bathroom, and now your kitchen? You are one blessed homemaker! We watch our fair share of HG-TV, but it’s much more fun to see the “before” and “after” pics of people I know!
Your DC trip with your daughter sounds awesome. I loved our visit there… uger impressive at every turn. Remember, I’m an immigrant to this country (right, from way up north), so it was thrilling to be at the heart of my adopted nation’s capital. So you hung out with a few celebs? (eg. Mrs. Clinton) Fun for you, Robin!
I just can’t believe you are remodelling that. It looks just gorgeous. And SO TIDY!!! I have the day off work today and I have been guilted in to spending it cleaning my kitchen/dining room by all these tidy posts!
I think my favorite part of your kitchen, besides the gorgeous cabinets, is the watermelon can!
See you next week!
aawwwwww… ooooooh…. so pretty.
…..awwwww… oooooh… so sad it is being torn apart.
Can I have the bread hooch?
Beautiful… but it will be nice to have that opened up I’m sure! I love the plaque on the coat rack! I need me one of those!!
Robin, your home is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
What a fabulous kitchen!!
Beautiful house and kitchen. I LOVE the watermelon vase, of course I love all things that are watermelon. 😉
Look at all that space! I would kill for more than 1 person to be in my kitchen at the same time!
You are re-modelling this beautiful kitchen!?!? I don’t know how you manage to keep it so pristine. Hope we get to see the revamp. The watermelon bowl/vase is lovely and I covet your little plaque 🙂
WOWZERS, look at that space!! have fun with the remodel, it will be great once you have it the way you see it in your mind. i’m still trying to get ours that way, maybe a few feet added onto ours (from yours??)would help too 🙂
That’s a gorgeous kitchen…I can’t wait to see how you manage to improve on it!