When we viewed our new home for the first time the courtyard was what sold us on this house. We also loved the pool and the separate guest quarters. The master bath is large and has a walk in shower without glass doors...hallelujah! We also liked the family room's tall ceilings and wall of windows. It seemed like the perfect home to downsize in. Sounds good, huh?
There was one catch! The builder blah kitchen is about as far from my dream kitchen as you could get. This will never be a large kitchen with lots of cabinets but I am hoping to make it my mini dream space.
These pictures were taken the day we closed on the house. Not much has changed except adding canisters and my Kitchen Aid mixer.
Next week I'll be starting the transformation by adding bead board and wood trim to the peninsula.
Here is my inspiration picture.
Later the cabinets will be painted white and the soffit removed. I am hoping to add smaller cabinets above the existing ones and the microwave removed to make room for a custom hood. I've been looking at tile for the back splash and we'll be shopping for stainless appliances. The counter top is Silestone and will need to stay for a while.
Lots to do so I have to get busy.