My Farmhouse Kitchen
I have big dreams of remodeling my kitchen someday and have even started designing it in CAD. One day when the budget’s there I’ll start on that remodel, but in the meantime, I make do with what I have. Because the kitchen is only 114 square feet, storage space is very limited. I enjoy the challenge of having to be creative with storage solutions. Today I’m excited to share with you my farmhouse kitchen tour!
Quirks Of A 100 Year Old House
When we bought The Turnaround House, all the rooms were painted an ugly shade of taupe that was popular in the 90’s. We’ve been slowly trying to paint all the rooms Benjamin Moore’s White Dove to brighten the house considerably. Because our home was built almost 100 years ago, the windows were deeply recessed within concrete walls. To hide the mismatched recessed windows as well as to provide privacy, we installed plantation shutters on all the windows. In the early part of this Century when our home was built, families didn’t eat in the kitchen so there’s no room for a table. We eat all our meals in the dining room which is right next to the kitchen.
Luckily our home came with white cupboards, and even though they’re pretty beat up, they are bright and white! We’ve added a grey armoire to act as a pantry and give us additional storage in addition to the cupboards. Since everyone wants to be in the kitchen when meals are prepared, I’ve added a small bench to one of the walls where family members can sit. There’s very little wall space for anything decorative, but I added a display shelf above the bench to add some art and decor.
I’d love to know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!