You saw how our kitchen looks like before. After saving, planning, and working on it here is how it looks like now.
Disclosure: Our kitchen
almost never looks this clean. In fact, the reason why it took me so long to take the "after" pictures was I kept waiting 'till my kitchen is clean and tidy then it dawn on me that it would never happen because we use it day in and day out. Chris reminded me that those pretty houses I see in magazine only looks that impeccable the moment when they took the picture. With that in mind, I cleaned my kitchen quickly, moved some stuffs away, and took these pictures while the boys were outside looking for bugs with daddy.
On the far left is our command central. It got our calendar, menu list, daily schedule, grocery list, the boys' chores and reward system.
The refrigerator is the only appliance we replaced because our old one leaks once in a while and we're worried it would ruin the hardwood. We chose the smaller counter depth fridge instead of the regular size because our kitchen is small and I learned that I don't waste too much food when I don't buy and stock up too much. We got ours from a local store. They match the big box store price and give 10 years warranty.
Closer looks at the back splash and granite:
another lazy susan at the right side
The shelves were from Ikea, the succulent was a gift from a dear friend, the wall art was from Home Goods, the flowers were from my back patio, and the retro scale was from Cost Plus World Market
Our dining space:
We put granite on top of the side cabinet and extend it to the living room. It now functions as baking center/ craft table/ office/ extra sitting space
That's it. Hope you enjoy the tour. The boys are back and now it's time for dinner:
It's not perfect but it's a blessing and we love it.
Bless this kitchen, Lord, and those who gather here each day. Let it be a place for us to meet, share, love, laugh, and pray. Amen!
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