My kitchen, despite it's teeny size, is my happy place. I love spending time there chopping, mixing, baking and cooking. Almost always I'll have Pandora blaring on my phone nearby. There is just something so therapeutic about cooking, does anyone else agree? Too often our meals are rushed and quick during the week and I don't get to fully enjoy that experience of making a meal and taking my time with it. That's why I love a good Saturday of freezer-meal prep, or a Sunday afternoon football game where our house is filled with rambunctious fans ready to gobble up all the appetizers I made that morning. I love feeding people and entertaining.
|Hosting Friendsgiving in that kitchen is a CHALLENGE- I'll say that much.|
Did I mention that this little kitchen of ours is microscopic? I've had to really learn to keep our kitchen gadgets and cookware to a minimal amount, simply because there is NOT enough room in the house for them all. If it were up to me I'd have every single quirky kitchen gadget there is- like avocado slicers and fondue sets and tasting plates. I mean, it's totally necessary to have all of those things you'll use twice a year, right?! ;)
I say all that to say this- we are hopefully going to be doing a few upgrades to our kitchen in the near future and I'm really stinkin' excited. Now of course we can't add square footage or more cabinets to our postage stamp kitchen, but a few updates might just make that happy places even happier. I dream of the day I have a large kitchen with plenty of room to prep and cook and serve people without us stepping on each other, but for now I'll just have to show this kitchen and it's navy blue countertops (yes.) some TLC.
We've been doing our research and trying to determine the best and most affordable ways to give our kitchen a facelift. We are getting "new" appliances very soon from an awesome friend of ours. They are like new but they're upgrading and are going to sell us theirs at a fraction of what they should cost. I cannot wait to have a flat stovetop and a refrigerator that also has ice and water in the door! You know you're an adult when...
I've seen multiple people painting their laminate countertops to look more like marble and I've got to say- I'm tempted to do the same. It would be really scary but some of the results I've seen are fantastic. Same goes with painting cabinets. I think we could handle the project, but taking on something so permanent is nerve-wracking. Do we just invest the money to let a professional replace it? Or try our hand at it first? I'd love to know what projects you've tackled on your own! I'm excited to start updating this little space of ours :)