If you watch any of the ‘makeover’ shows on television, you’ll notice that sometimes it’s more of a cosmetic change to a space with new paint or curtains. This kitchen needed something more drastic.
The biggest change came from opening up the wall between the kitchen and dining area. It was a small doorway that I widened by a couple more feet. It wasn’t a lot of wall to remove, but the change really connected the dining nook to the kitchen and helped the smaller rooms in this older home to feel a little more spacious, while not drastically altering the character of the home.
Sometimes in a home like this you have to improvise, as I did to add a dishwasher next to the sink. The change left a 12″ space next to the dishwasher where we decided to add a simple cabinet that I built from scratch (see this post). It’s not fancy, but for this compact home the extra storage is great anywhere you can get it.
It’s fun to see a neglected home come back to life as this one did. (See all the articles related to this project here)