With our main focus being on the main level of #The1878byCarli, planning our kitchen is next on the list of things to do. We’ve decided to take advantage of the Ikea Sektion kitchen system because I love the drawer options and accessories that go with them —AND its the perfect time because they are having their Kitchen Event: 15% back on a gift card and FREE Delivery (until the end of July)!!!
The kitchen and dining room are open to each other, but the main kitchen area is “U” shaped, approximately 13″x13″.
|the state of the kitchen before the floors were refinished|
The kitchen will actually have a very similar set up as our current kitchen. I will have mostly lower cabinets and 2 tall pantry cabinets to house ALL the THINGS.
However, I have a few slight challenges in the kitchen–
- There is a bump out on the left wall (because of an enclosed chimney). In front of the bump out, is where the radiator is placed. I haven’t decided if I want to eliminate that radiator since there is already one in the dining room a couple of feet away, or if I want to eliminate the one in the dining room.
- Well this is a challenge, but also a blessing, the door to the side porch will slightly disrupt my cabinet layout, but I wouldn’t trade the side porch for the world!
- I really, really, really wanted to try to squeeze in an stationary island in this space, but I just don’t think there will be enough room, so I’m thinking I will have to place something in here that I will be able to pull out and use or create a custom piece later down the road.
There are several kitchens that I’m inspired by (Click here to check out my pinterest board), but I haven’t nailed down a plan quite yet.
I know for sure that I prefer a streamlined clutter free kitchen, and that I’ll have very few upper/wall cabinets if any at all. See below:
Which do you like better?
I’ve also toyed around with the idea of no upper cabinets, preferring a more open and airy feel. But we will see!