The Kitchen Plan

Allie Wachter
by Allie Wachter
We shared in this post, the reasons why we wanted to renovate our kitchen and why we finally felt it was the time to kick our butts into gear. While some people can get lost in kitchen renovations and spend upwards of $50k, we knew that our renovation was going to be on a much smaller scale. Our kitchen is not big, and we really wanted to make sure we got a good return on investment for this renovation, especially since this is not our forever house. Our plan is to update the kitchen to not only make us happier, but to create something that future homeowners would see as a good investment. Here’s another shot of the view of our kitchen in its current “before” state:
When we first discussed the renovation of our kitchen, we figured a good starting point was the layout. We don’t love our current layout, but the more we thought about it, the more it makes sense. While we would love to move the fridge and add floor to ceiling cabinets to it’s current location for a pantry, we wouldn’t be able to find a new spot for the fridge that wouldn’t interfere with a walkway.
Another deciding factor with keeping our current kitchen layout is that we really wanted to reuse our cabinets. It seemed like such a waste to throw out our cabinets since they are in good condition, showing minimal wear and tear. Not to mention, the doors actually have some pretty nice detailing. Plus we knew this would save us a bunch of cheddar, like $10k at least.
…and here is what we are planning…pretty subtle changes, right?
Allie Wachter
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