Thanks for all the feedback and ideas on the first edition of our Mini Kitchen Remodel post. Just to answer a few of your ideas and thoughts…
We wouldn’t take out all of the upper cabinets and replace them with open shelving, just the ones starting at the sink and ending at the refrigerator. These cabinets hold our glassware, plates and bowls, so we don’t have to worry about finding a new place for our ugly kitchen stuff like spices, baking items, etc. I’m most concerned about keeping the shelves clean and not dusty. Here’s a little visual for you guys (sorry, it looks a little blurry to me).
We would take out the dinky little shelves near the window and above the sink and the next two cabinets over. We would probably extend the open shelving to over the refrigerator.
For the countertops we’re going to go with a laminate, purely for cost saving purposes. I happen to love the most expensive and unpractical countertop materials like marble, so we’re going to save some money here and maybe upgrade for our next home.
The tile will be for the flooring. We’re planning on installing the countertops and tile ourselves- thank goodness I have a handy husband. I think we’re making some progress on our upgrades. I’m so excited, it’s going to look SO different in here!
Thanks for all of the feedback on our plans, I love to collaborate on design ideas. Stay tuned for an inspiration board soon!