Thursday, September 8, 2016

Pay to Play

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. 

I think I paid for my playtime the other day. 



10 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I think men who have never cooked, design kitchens. They don't have a clue. Make them cook, clean and empty the dishwasher a few times, and they would learn how to design a kitchen better.

Julierose said...

I guess you definitely payed for play!1 but a new kitchen that is FUNCTIONAL for how you cook will be amazing...Sounds fabulous...hugs, Julierose

Needled Mom said...

Yep. You definitely paid for your playtime. You will enjoy it so much more now.

barbara woods bewtjw@gmail.com said...

but it will be so much better when you finish

Baa. xxx said...

Woohooo! A great new kitchen to cook in - what fun! Lots of work been going on!

sewyouquilt2 said...

I feel your pain. remodeling is not fun. you will love it once you can function better in there. keep a little sewing time for sanity. lol

Vickie said...

Wonderful to open things up like that !

krislovesfabric said...

Sorry for your continued transitional time but sounds like you are heading towards a happy place, hope you get there soon!!

Carol S. said...

You seem to always be in a state of moving and building, yet you make it seem like it's just another day. I'd be tearing my hair out! I need to be more like you and just go with the flow. I hope your opened up kitchen gives you lots of fun cooking time. :O)

Mama Spark said...

It is coming along. Sure opens things up with that gone! It will be fab when finished.