I absolutely live in my dream house and never want to live anywhere but here. However, I've been long frustrated with the kitchen.  It and the bathroom were the only rooms 'updated' and the updated isn't the old kitchen style I longed for. Lots of yellow, yellow, yellow.  Tight quarters compared to the spacious rest of the house. Washer and Dryer in the kitchen. Everything gets dumped in this room (boots, shoes, coats). We end up homeschooling here mostly, so this is where all our homeschool piles end up.  I cannot even tell you how many times I've talked about creating my dream kitchen and how many times I've grumbled about this space.. 
(See what it was like when we moved in).
 Over the years we've dabbled with some paint, rustoleum and tiny upgrades. My favorite of which being my wood cookstove addition.

Of course each appliance has broke in succession.  I got the range of my dreams. I love this work horse.

We've been here nearly 8 years and my husband and I were enthusiastically talking about my long list of upgrades that I've dreamed about over the years and all those pinterest ideas.  But then I think about all the things we could do and was thinking that I don't really want to do all I thought I wanted to do in this space. Is it a show kitchen? No.  It's not perfect, it's not magazine worthy, but it's functional for us. After 8 years of thinking, I think all I want to do now is install my vintage cast iron sink. get some new countertops and some new flooring.  Maybe someday we'll do all my other ideas, but for now, I've grown more content with the way things are. I'm even used to the washer and dryer being there, after complaining about it for many years. I need to find my way to contentedness more often. It's a good place to be.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like it works for you! My house is like that too. We have a computer workstation in the kitchen / dining room because it was there when we bought the house 11 years ago. I thought about tearing it out and replacing it with some kind of a buffet for storage. I'd also like some solid countertops and undercounter sink. Realistically though it cost a lot of money and adding new flooring so I don't know if it really bothers me that much anymore? and great-looking range!



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