Yesterday I was doing the happy dance because I had a chance to sew. Yep I am now paying for my playtime.
This was my kitchen before. I know I have stated over and over how much I truly hate this kitchen. The sink is on the far right size right by the dishwasher which stares at a blank wall. The only cupboards to store dishes and glasses are directly over the dishwasher, and the upper corner cabinet, both which are a complete pain in the patootie to get to when the dishwasher is open--to empty dishwasher take everything out, set on counter in piles, then close the dishwasher to put away. I love handling things over and over again to complete a task. Add to it that if someone is cooking at the stove you can't get anything out of the dishwasher either. To the left of the window is a pantry cabinet. It has lovely pull out drawers but you barely have any room to pull them out because it is right there by the window and you can't get the door open wide enough to pull out the drawers. Then there is the wonderful eating bar which is at a dogleg. Did I mention that there are only 6 outlet in the whole kitchen? None anywhere easily accessible to use a toaster, blender, or waffle iron. Oh the most favorite of all parts about this kitchen? The wall that the pantry and cabinets are on is 22 inches from the load bearing beam that goes across the back of the house. So I have a beam hanging down about 8 inches then 22 inches away is a 4 foot wide floor to ceiling wall.
The pantry, 3 lowers, and the upper are now gone as well as the "wall" which is about 22 inches from the load bearing beam.
Here you can see the wonderful angle that the cabinets were on. That angle wasted a ton of space.
All opened up. You can see the room we are building for the aunt to the right. The new walk in pantry will be along the same wall and will be approximately 5ft X 8ft. I started laughing when I took this pictures. I told DH that I could never cook in a galley kitchen, then OMG we look like we belong on an episode of hoarders. Oh and since I started this post the dogleg hole in the floor has been fixed, all of the flooring removed and the floor will be primed so that we can put in press and stick vinyl temporarily until we do the real remodel which will be further down the road.