It's a small space for a tiny woman (she's barely 5 feet) who loves to cook. She's the kind of person who won't let you leave her home unless you've had something to eat so you can understand why the kitchen was to be a most important project.
And it had some inherited challenges. For starters, the previous owners installed a tiny island with a massive commercial grade hood. To be clear, that's a commercial grade hood in a kitchen that's just 11 x 13. Bananas. The lighting was also poor and there simply was not enough space to store all her items.
|The white cabinets helped to make the space feel lighter but they weren't real wood so we decided to get all new cabinets and donate these and the existing counter tops o Goodwill.|
Speaking of some unorthodox ideas, we also debated whether to select a white quartz counter top or red. Yep, red. She loves red and bold colors and wanted to incorporate it some place in the kitchen but on the counter top? That was a hot topic of discussion which involved the entire family taking a vote. We'll find out next week what they eventually agreed on.