Holidays, get togethers, or that once-a-year house party, the place where family and guests gather is always the kitchen. No matter the plethora of seating you have scattered around the house, the kitchen is where conversation is cookin’. Our fingers are crossed as we go into this next house buying process and with a small window of time from when we close to before we have to get out of the apartment we’re hoping to make some updates, including a kitchen renovation, to make the house our home.
One area specifically is the kitchen. Currently, it’s on the dark side with black granite and slate flooring and back splash. There isn’t a lot of counter space so we’re hoping to open up a ledge that doesn’t really serve a purpose and create a counter/breakfast bar space. It’s all in the early stages and I’m certainly the rookie at this … unless you count the endless hours of HGTV I watch. Sure I don’t expect the house to be renovated in an hour like on Property Brother, but man wouldn’t that be nice! I gravitate towards the light and white kitchen with contemporary finishes. We’ll re-paint the current cabinets to save money and add a few design elements such as a bookshelf next to the fridge. If you have advice or words of wisdom for this home reno newbie please share!