Hey there, how are ya? So remember that wall we partially took down? And how I wanted banquette seating soooooo bad? Well…I still love and adore this idea, and wish we could incorporate everything, but extra storage has won out. So here’s the skinny:
I last told you that we’d removed the drywall on one wall of our kitchen, exposing the studs and opening things up a bit. But we had to get an electrician in to move the thermostat, etc. Now that’s done, and my husband has knocked out the studs. So here’s the view right now.
Even more open! And we get more light now in the late afternoon. But we’ve decided to go whole-hog and just knock out the remainder of that wall. So in other words, this one:
That’s gonna require swapping out our stove for one without a backsplash, but I think we can accomplish that fairly easily via Craigslist. And we’ll just sell the microwave along with our old stove because I’ve never liked how much real estate it takes up. The ulimate goal is to have a floorplan similar to this one:
Think we can pull it off before Thanksgiving? Haha!
So what I’m drooling over right now is open shelving. We’re going to eliminate some cupboards in favor of this idea, and I’m so excited about it, it helps makes up for the fact that we’re not building a banquette. Here are some of the images that inspired me: