We have been in our home now for 5 years and this year we decided to spruce up the Kitchen. Our white vinyl flooring had holes in it and really needed repaired. We decided to replace the vinyl flooring with laminate which I love. It is so soft and cleans up so nice I wish I could have it throughout my home. (See the hanging light? Well between the flooring guys hitting it three times and the cabinet guys hitting it twice, it is no longer. I think we are going with recessed lighting. I don't want to compete with the large hanging lights over the island.)
The space in the top photo as now been replaced with a custom pantry. I have never had anything custom made before so I love, love, love, this pantry. I now have space for my food and snacks. We decided to splurge on this pantry and not redo the cabinets. We did replace the countertops but used laminate instead of granite. We replaced the sink and faucet. I love the large sink.
The island used to be the same color as the cabinets but we had it painted black to match the pantry and added a new laminate countertop to it as well.
I plan on adding two windows on either side of the stove to let in the south facing light. After the addition for my parents, our kitchen had no natural light so it gets really dark.
I painted our kitchen soffit, added antique plates, and hung this cute sign. Hope surprised me with it the day we moved her to college. It is very special to me.
I hope you enjoyed the new kitchen reveal, we are preparing slowly for retirement. We are in our mid-forties and we want to have everything we need in place before we retire. I would love to know what you are doing to prepare your home for retirement.