Monday, October 5, 2009

Our K-k-k-k-kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Slowly, slowly, slowly Jay and I are starting to move into our new home. It's been three months and I'd say that we've only moved into 35% of our home. It's going to be a slow process because I'm not good with drastic change and like to take things wicked, wicked slow. One place that we've totally made ourselves at home is the kitchen.

Since some very important people in my life haven't seen our new digs (through no fault of their own - it all comes back to my neurosis), I figured I'd give you a tour!

Here's the kitchen table area. The light fixture and curtains came with the house -they will change eventually.
Here's a wider shot. The door leads to a three-season porch, or sun-room, that we use as a garage for 2 motorcyles, my bike, the recyling, and other assorted crap. Eventually we will put a new outdoor/indoor rug and the wicker furniture set my mom got us.
Here are the cupboards that we keep our plates, bowls, and serving dishes in. You can kind of see our Fiesta Ware peeking out 'cause Jay doesn't know how to shut cupboard doors (but I still love him!).
Here's the opposite wall. The blue countertop is original and has a funky boomerang pattern. The tiles have GOT TO GO and they will eventually. I like having a wall oven - much easier to see and use. Cupboards are used for pots/pans and pantry/spices.

This is to the right of the oven. You may be wondering what this is all about....
It's the laundry area and junk closet - don't look at all the crap in there. Just imagine that it is nicely organized and that you are impressed. But it is nice to have this on the first floor instead of in the basement. Also, this is directly below our bedroom closet and Jay's going to put in a laundry chute!
This pic shows the layout a little better. Notice the fire extinguisher on the far wall - Jay quizzes me every few weeks on the locations of our fire extinguishers. He's weird about that crap.
This is across from the washer/dryer closet. You can kinda see the sun room out the windows.

And here is our kick-ass fridge. It has the freezer on the bottom which is kinda neat. The granite-top table to the right of the fridge will be going as soon as we find something smaller to take it's place. The door to the left of the fridge goes to Jay's lair (the basement).
Here are a couple of full length shots. And don't get too jealous of the brick -it's fake. Jay got this stove all hooked up and working. He even made the hearth pad under it and re-lined the chimney! We've had a couple small fires just to make sure it works and it does!

And then there is this. Some of the 65% of the house we don't use. Our poor dining room area has been used as a catch-all for the past three months. Eventually we'll put down a rug and get a table and chairs, but for now - this is it!


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Anonymous said...

Nice cabinets.....