Friday, June 25, 2010
Where I Stay: Kitchen Progress
I am super happy to be in the apartment that I'm in, but if there is one thing in the apartment that needs some work it's the kitchen. As you can see in the before photos the kitchen is pretty rough. Boring cabinets, a kind of weird white tile counter top, a SUPER grimey hood over the stove, a janky gray tile floor, an old ugly light, a very nice looking but broken door, and to top it all off it looked like the previous tenant never cleaned the kitchen in the entire 7 years she had lived there.
I have a LONG way to go, but so far I'm pretty happy with the way it's shaping up. I continued the black trim from the Living Room into the Kitchen. I installed the famous GRUNDTAL shelving from Ikea for some extra storage. My wife spotted a nice old bread making station at a flea market that we use for extra storage and some much needed extra counter space. The light I got off of Ebay for a really great price. Unfortunately the landlord replaced the door with a new not as attractive door (but at least it doesn't have a giant hole in it) and she has been nice enough to replace the hood, that should be installed soon.
Next on the to do list:
1. Convincing my landlord to allow me to paint those oh so dull cabinets and change out the hardware.
2. Figuring out a solution for the wonky, grimey ass floor. Do any of you guys have rugs in your kitchens? If so, how are they holding up? and what type of rugs are they?