Here are the top 10 reasons we are remodeling our kitchen:
#1 Waste of space
|Soffits above cabinets = waste of space!|
|Corner cabinets that make it impossible to reach the far corners- waste of space!|
Solution: Taller cabinets that reach the ceiling and add an extra shelf, corner cabinets with lazy susans
|This drawer cannot open without opening the dishwasher. Also, the refrigerator cannot sit against the cabinets because then the dishwasher can't open. Who came up with this plan!?!|
Solution: We are moving the dishwasher to the other side of the sink. Easy fix!
#3 Worn out countertops
|This laminate countertop is stained, chipped, cracked and UGLY! The same laminate continues up the walls as a backsplash.|
Solution: New granite countertops!
#4 Lack of view
|As I cook at the stove, this is my view of the next room. I have to crouch down to see into the living room.|
|This is the view from the other side. Can't wait to open all this up!|
Solution: All upper cabinets above this peninsula are outta here!
#5 Carpet in the kitchen!!
|Who puts carpet in the kitchen!?!|
#6 Lack of symmetry
|This off-centered sink cabinet bugs me!|
|Again, with the off-centered cabinets|
Solution: New cabinets!
#7 Too low upper cabinets
|When loading my dish rack, even normal size plates cannot sit on the portion that goes under the upper cabinets.|
Solution: New upper cabinets will be installed higher so that we have several more inches in this space.
#8 Getting hooked
|We are constantly snagging our pants on these drawer and door handles.|
Solution: New hardware will not have any overhang to get snagged on.
#9- Wasted wall
|This wall could be used much more efficiently.|
#10 Dated kitchen
|In general, this kitchen is just dated and needs an update.|
Solution: Completely gut the kitchen and start from scratch!
We can't wait to see the kitchen put back together the way we've been dreaming and planning! Stay tuned...