Farmhouse kitchen design plan

This farmhouse kitchen has some redeeming qualities. Double ovens (do they really need to work?), two-tone cabinetry, and cushiony baby-knee friendly carpet. Nevertheless, these clients are ready to take this time capsule into the modern generation.




The U-shape layout is functional, so the plan is to keep the layout mostly the same and eliminate the soffit and take those cabinets to the ceiling. The clients like having 2 ovens, so this plan includes double ovens and a 30" gas range. 

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To save a little money on appliances, I offered an alternative that included a wider range combo instead of double ovens. Including some open shelves allows the kitchen to open up more to the next room and create the illusion of a wider space. Which would you choose?

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There was not enough room for a stationery island, but there is enough rom for a small mobile island that could be wheeled out of the way as needed. 

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The new plan allows for the sink to be centered under the window. (Symmetry is our friend!) We also added two appliance garages flanking either side to hide counter clutter. With no stationery island, instead of pendants we added sconces above the window. Farmhouse style lighting an an apron sink will add the farmhouse focal points to this kitchen.

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The right side of the kitchen remained much the same but now accommodates a full-size refrigerator. The client suggested a secretary in place of the old build-in counter area. We have used as many deep drawers throughout as possible. They are so much more functional than deep cupboards!


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The client already had rough sawn wood flooring in their neighboring living area. I suggested they continue this same flooring into their kitchen area to add continuity and warmth to the space. I presented 2 cabinet options to them; White cabinets with a handmade light gray tile backsplash, or a lighter putty gray cabinet with white subway tile. My favorite is the second option. How about you? 

A medium gray countertop, white apron sink, and farmhouse sconces complete the picture. I would add some more wood elements—either through open shelving or as an accent on the hood vent. The client requested a stainless hood, but as an alternative I suggested some wood styles that would warm up the look. I would top off the look with black hardware and accents. 


I absolutely love this first kitchen. The light gray cabinets are beautiful with the the marble, and I love how they warmed it up with wood elements and aged brass. And that white fixture fits in beautifully. Perhaps marble counter tops are out of the budget, but marble subway tile is more affordable. 

Here is another kitchen with gray countertops, but this one has black hardware. There is still plenty of wood and a natural grass-cloth shade to warm this space up. 

The client offered this as their favorite inspiration photo. There are many custom and budget-blowing features like glazed inset cabinetry with pedestal feet, but the sconces, apron sink, and color scheme can easily be applied to create a similar look!

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Finally, this last kitchen also has so many custom details, but it is a great example of what wood can do to warm up stainless appliances and add character. I like the idea of adding a rustic wood trim to a simple hood vent design. And maybe a custom built appliance garage with some vintage doors... hmmm... food for thought!

from Better Homes and Gardens

from Better Homes and Gardens

This is not a full-service design project, meaning I was involved with the design phase but not the building phase. Hopefully sometime in the future I can be back with some after photos! I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse into the design process!




kitchen before and after

I can't believe we are nearing a year in our new kitchen. We love it as much as ever, of course. Last time I posted about it we still had a pretty large list of projects to check off: trim work and painting, installing the open shelves, buying and installing a pantry cabinet, buying and installing a light over the island, and more. Slowly through the year we checked most of those things off the the list and I've been waiting... waiting... to call the whole thing "done" so I could post final photos. There are actually still a few little items to complete which I will point out to you, but I finally decided—good enough!

So off we go.

Maybe I shouldn't even point it out, but one of things on our list to finish is the tile above the left window. We ran out of mastic adhesive the first time around, and it seems like a great effort to get it all out to do such a small section. We might get around to it when we tackle another tile job in a bathroom or laundry room. For now it almost passes as intentional.

The shelves and light are new since I last showed you!

The pantry cabinet is also new. It beats the metal shelf that I lived with for awhile. Actually, this cabinet was mostly paid for with a credit from the cabinet company. Their color samples misrepresented the color and our cabinets turned out lighter than expected. They offered to refinish the doors, but the ends and frames wouldn't have matched so we opted for a credit instead.

You also get a sneak peak of some stenciling I did beyond it. Just a teaser!

We finished off the crown above the cabinets (a bit tricky since the space was pretty small) and painted all the window trim. I also bought new inexpensive bar stools.

The sideboard and china cupboard in the dining room were original, but I refinished them. I would love to remove the kick base and add feet to it someday. I sewed the curtains myself, and I don't think I've shown them to you yet either! I layered them with some woven panels I already owned.

I removed the doors from the firebox (my dad originally made them for my Grandma, but they just didn't work with my scheme (sorry Dad). I am planning to paint the inside a dark gray color, but actually the white doesn't bother me so much either. We have a little more fireplace to do also—namely fixing the propane valve so we can actually use it (!) and patching some mortar.

Here is an up-close look at the open shelves. I. love. them. Not only was it a good solution to a difficult space (there is a support beam above them that would have made an upper cabinet almost impossible), it keeps the kitchen very open and gives us really easy access to our every-day dishes. Right across from the dishwasher, no less. The supports are long steel bars that go through the shelves and into the studs in the wall. We predrilled holes for them before we tiled. (By "we" I mean my dad.) We used oak planks seamed together to make a solid wood shelf. I then stained and finished them as close as possible to the cabinet color. We added some hooks to the bottom to hang mugs.

Here is one last view:

I'll be back soon with more photos and a source list. Until then, if you want to learn more about our kitchen journey, you can follow the posts below:

What's wrong with my kitchen, anyway?
kitchen layout plans

ordering cabinets
kitchen finishes
more demolition
kitchen lighting options
lighting options :: round 2
getting rid of the gunk
best laid plans
progress report—tile, cabinets, and stress
progress report—cabinets installed
we're cookin' now!
dining room hutch—before and after
kitchen backsplash and hood
kitchen organization

We're cookin' now!

Literally! We are cooking in our new kitchen! I was AWOL on the blog last week which means we were cookin' up lots to share with you this week. It was a flurry of excitement last week, starting with the countertop installation on Tuesday. They were here within a week of templating, which was so much better than the 3 weeks they told us it would be! That set in motion the installation of the sinks and appliances which means—BAM—functional kitchen!

I even hosted a stamp class here on Saturday—am I crazy or what? I was stressed out cleaning until 1 AM the night before, but it was good to have a deadline to work for. And it gave me an opportunity to take some snapshots of a relatively clean kitchen without all the construction mess. So without further ado:

I couldn't be happier about how it has all come together. The flow of space feels perfect and nothing feels cramped or awkward. We have the recommended 42" on the cooking side of the island and still plenty of walking space on the other side between the island and fireplace.

It's not your imagination that the light fixture above the island is missing a bulb. It is this track fixture from Pottery Barn. It came with a broken cap on the track, which we super-glued together. Then when Tom screwed the bulb in the socket it wouldn't connect and light up. When he unscrewed it again the inside of the socket broke out. So it is going back to PB and we are going to pick something else. It hurts my pride a bit since there are several people that could say "I told you so" and "I didn't like it anyway".  I thought I would like the industrial feel of it, but I knew when we put it up that it wasn't quite right. It just looked unfinished in the space.

The first night we officially cooked entirely in this room was Friday night. Mom was over helping out and wanted to try a couple of new Thai recipes. We had all 4 burners in use and the griddle, with 3 of us working. If that didn't test my kitchen's capacity, I don't know what would! It was awesome! Oh, and the next day I used both of my ovens at the same time. I am in kitchen HEAVEN.


Left: Our sinks and faucets—LOVE—I'll give you more details on those another time. Right: Our new gas cooktop. LOVE this too. We've used the griddle every day since it has been hooked up. Not kidding. Anxious to get the backsplash and range hood installed.


Some closeups of the countertops. This is leathered Mysore black granite and I am in LOVE. They are smooth like butter to wipe clean, and they don't streak like polished granite. The natural beauty doesn't steal the show but the color blends with everything like it has always been there. I absolutely could not be happier.


Above left: This is the back side of the island. We are missing a door because we sent it in to Medallion cabinets, along with the sample door we had, to show how much lighter the stain turned out. I am not really unhappy with the color, but we still felt it was worth showing them that it wasn't exactly what we expected. They need to replace their samples if nothing else. And we are hoping for a bit of a rebate.

Our old dishwasher blends in just fine. And oh boy is it nice to have it functioning again! We rotated the microwave cabinet to face the end of the island, which left a blank side and a perfect place to install a towel bar next to the sink.

Above right: Don't you just love the industrial feel of our open pantry? JUST kidding. Obviously this is temporary. We were thinking we would custom design/build a pantry for this space. But as spring farm work rapidly approaches I am actually hoping that the rebate I mentioned above could help us purchase a stock pantry cabinet for this spot. Otherwise I might be using a 'temporary" industrial shelf for a good long while. 

In the dining room things are looking pretty bare and unfinished also. (But we are loving the light fixture in here at least!) Remember the hutch/buffet thingy that was in here before? Well, it is going back in here but not without some work.

It is a GIANT piece of furniture and I very much need the storage it provides. But it is difficult to put something old back in a new space. I can't wait to show you what I have up my sleeve for updating it.

These are all very much IN PROGRESS shots which I didn't style or light at all. I realize things still look a bit sterile and cold. We have a lot of finishing details and decorating to do which will warm the space up a lot.

Here is our left-to-do list:

1. Tile the backsplash. This is up next. We have the tile and supplies—just need to get to work! Spring weather has been tugging the guys outside but today we've been blessed with a much needed snow storm! Might be getting to work on that tile job shortly!

2. Install the range hood, stove backsplash, and open shelves after the tile is installed. 

3. Build or buy a pantry?

4. Base and case trim

5. Refinish and install dining hutch.

That is just our kitchen/dining list. We have more projects in the laundry room, entry, and hallways. One thing at a time!

Progress report

I didn't blog at all last week. Sorry for disappearing, but sometimes you just need to leave the computer off and get to work. Know what I mean? It's like this quote:

After vacation and then being sick for way too long, we had some serious ground to make up. Long hours were put in last week and I do have some progress to report.


Above: Texturing the ceiling and then priming and painting (in the dark). Done! After that we were able to install all the ceiling can lights so we don't have to work in the dark. Then painting the walls. We still have one more coat to put on the walls, but we'll wait until after the flooring mess is complete.

Above right: Dust coats every surface in the house. I can't keep on top of it so I quit trying for now.

An unexpected delay—our existing subfloor was particle board, which is not an ideal substrate for tiling. It has a tendency to swell when wet and can cause your tiles to crack. We decided $400+ in plywood would be a cheap investment in the long run to protect the 900 square feet of tile we were laying. So up came all the existing subfloor and down went brand new plywood. (A dusty job.)

Next a layer of cement board goes down with thinset and nails. The nailing kicked up even more dust.

Next the tile was brought in from the garage to warm up. Even though not every inch of plywood and cement board has been laid (we still have to do the laundry room), we are trying to move forward in the kitchen area so we can begin installing base cabinets and then get countertops templated. While we wait for the granite to be cut and installed, we can continue to work on the rest of the floor. As of this morning, about a 3rd of the tile has been laid in the kitchen/dining room. Progress!


Although I was recruited for painting and a few odd jobs here and there, mostly my job is feeding the crew and keeping the kids out of the mess. Am I ever thankful for our finished basement to hang out in right now.

Eva is a busy girl and loves to be in the middle of everything going on. Although I probably won't dedicate a whole post to it, Eva did pass the 20 month mark in February. Her biggest milestones are talking—she has a broad vocabulary now and communication is getting easier. This is absolutely my favorite age. She is also getting molars on both sides, top and bottom, so teething symptoms are rampant. Overall she is such an easy, mellow kid and such a joy to us. Loving her to pieces.

Did I mention we had company for several days last week too? Some great friends from San Diego made a visit and we couldn't turn them away. We issued a warning before they came, of course, and really appreciated their patience with our chaos and dust. 

Their little Emma Grace and our Eva Grace are less than a month apart in age. They had the ultimate play date and we had a blast watching them interact. Poor little Emma got sick on their last day here. Boo :( Hopefully it didn't come from lingering sick germs around our house. Consider this a warning—it might be best to avoid our house until the dust and germs dissipate!

getting rid of the gunk

Dad and Tom are taking a break from the house for the next several days to haul peas to an elevator we contracted to over 2 hours away. Not to worry; I have several days of progress to catch you up on while they are busy.

When you remodel you never know what problems you will uncover. Some of them create extra work, but in the end it feels really good to know what is hidden in your walls is clean and new. 

When the cabinets and soffits were all torn out, we were able to see structurally what we were dealing with. We knew ahead of time we were probably going to uncover this support beam right in the middle of the kitchen. 

Unfortunately the beam is about 12" high. If it had been smaller I may have covered it in better wood and stained it to make it a feature. But as it is, we are going to sheetrock it and paint it white (same as the ceiling). It intersects the island, but we can still put our island pendants on this side of the beam and center them over the whole island.

This next pictures shows the corner where the desk used to be. Removing it exposed an unfinished edge to the fireplace, but it shouldn't be too hard to cover it up with something.

The sheetrock in the kitchen was looking pretty nasty:

Yummy. Yep, that is mold behind the sink area.

In this wall a drain vent pipe broke through the sheetrock (and the cabinets) in two places. What do you think might enjoy access holes like this?

You guessed it—mice. The lower cupboard that had this pipe protruding into it often held evidence of mice droppings. Ewww, I know. A mouse once chewed a hole in the seal on my crock pot lid. That cupboard door never would shut properly either, and I actually once WITNESSED a mouse run inside of it. From that point on there was a trap set inside the cupboard, but I never actually caught one there.

Plenty of mouse chewing evidence behind all the cabinets—sorry friends. At this stage of a remodel the pictures aren't pretty.

Needless to say, the sheetrock came down:

Here my dad is figuring out how to relocate that vent pipe inside the wall.

The popcorn ceiling is gone!

We will be texturing the ceiling before we prime and paint.

They have also been cutting holes for new can lights.

This job wasn't fun. My dad is the one who climbed up in the dirty attic space to run the wiring. Attics in homes with shallow roofs like ours have very little space and lots of loose insulation. 

It wil all be worth it though—the old dining room lighting was much too dim and the light wasn't centered over the table. The old kitchen lighting was partly from soffit lighting (which we tore out) and partly from a too-bright overhead florescent light. The new cans (on dimmers) will be soft and bright and will supplement pendants over the island and the chandelier over the dining table. The old lighting holes will have to be patched. 

The plumbing and electrical work is almost done. Next on list will be sheetrock work and tiling! 


more demolition

It is a bit challenging to keep the kids out of the mess . . .

I like to reserve Fridays for my Feng Shui Friday posts, but, well, this sort of chaos just isn't condusive to organization right now. I do plan to continue the Feng Shui Friday posts occasionally in the future! 

Off to buy lots of frozen meals and paper plates.


Cooking dinner for my family is an adventure. My kitchen looks like this:

The fridge, sink, and dishwasher are still functional, but the only counter top is right around the sink. Everything is covered in dust and nails and the guys are working on removing the old cabinets.

In the laundry room, the new sink is now functional and my microwave is mounted here temporarily.

It is still a construction zone, but you can see the peppers I have prepped to make stuffed peppers for dinner. Yum. Worth the effort.

In the living room sits the dining room buffet and most of the contents of my kitchen. I have a small amount of space here to chop onions and make a fruit salad.

It takes 4 trips to get everything I need down to the basement where my stove is plugged in.

But once there I managed to brown the meat, cook the rice and vegetables, and bake the stuffed peppers.

Back upstairs we sat down for a lovely dinner (in the living room!) and we didn't even use paper plates (tempting).

Peeling off layers

And the demo begins.

I had the urge to peel off the wallpaper in the hallway. So I did.

It already feels better. Except this type of paper left a layer of adhesive on the walls that will take serious elbow grease to scrub off.

I am also moving out of my kitchen into our temporary kitchen (the laundry room), which looks like this:

Not kidding. Think we're crazy?

What's wrong with my kitchen, anyway?

So by now you have probably heard about our upcoming kitchen remodel, and you may have asked the question, "What is wrong with the kitchen you have?" Well, nothing, really, as long as you love original 70's decor and stepping over each other a bit while cooking. But listen. There is no question this kitchen needs a few updates. So if we are going to dig in, we are going to fix a few things. This kitchen sees a lot of action, especially during busy summers, holidays, and harvest time, so making it efficient and a pleasant place to spend a lot of time is a priority for us.

(the kitchen today)

Okay, but really. What is wrong with this kitchen?

Let's start with the very worst:

Yes, that is carpet in the kitchen. And I probably don't need to say any more. Admittedly, it doesn't look so bad in this photo. But trust me. It is dirty, grimy, and old. And a really bad idea in a kitchen. How it doesn't have spaghetti sauce stains in it, I have no idea. We shampooed a big soy sauce stain out of it when we first moved here. Rumor has it my Grandma liked warm floors because she liked to walk around in her bare feet. I feel gross if my bare feet touch this floor. And I am even more grossed out that my baby girl learned to crawl on this floor.

Next, the cabinets. Orangy stain and ornate hardware aren't my cup of tea. I prefer a clean, modern style.

The floral wallpaper border is rather dated. (I already removed the matching floral valances.)

The white laminate countertops aren't so offensive, but they have seen better days. 


OK, fine. Then why not paint the cabinets, replace the flooring, update the countertops and remove that wallpaper already?

I have been tempted to tear into that wallpaper on more than one occasion and do some quick and cheap updates like this. The truth is, that solution only glosses over the functionality issues. 

For instance:

The corner sink. Great in concept, poor in execution. I've seen corner sinks that work okay, but it is never ideal for more than one person working at the sink. And in this case it is even worse because the dishwasher is right next to the sink. That means, when the dishwasher door is down, there is barely room for you to stand and load the dishwasher. When you need to open the sink cupboard to get dishwasher soap or turn on the disposal, you must close the dishwasher door first. This arrangement could definitely be improved.

Funny story: My dad thought we should build the cabinets for this kitchen. It seemed to take some convincing to talk him out of it. I wasn't so much afraid of the quality as I was the amount of work, but I do think there are some advantages to having a "factory finish". Well, the other night we were talking about things my Grandma would have done differently if she'd have had the final say (as opposed to my Grandpa.) "Like what?", we asked. After some thought my dad said, "Well, for one, Grandma didn't want the contractor to build the cabinets. She wanted to buy them". We all stopped for a minute and then cracked up as the irony of that sunk in. Maybe my Grandma will finally get what she really wanted in the first place... ?

(I should mention that these cabinets are not built as traditional individual units and could not be easily reconfigured.)

As you can see above, the cabinets do have some quality issues. The wood isn't the best quality and the doors are thin.

The doors have started to look a little uneven and skewed.

The cabinets are all hung below a soffit (which has can lighting—very nice). However, my Grandma was petite. I am not. To me, the soffit is wasted space. 

The soffit also causes some of the cabinets to hang very low. For example, the corner cabinet in the photo above is very hard to work around and I have to scoot my mixer out a ways to be able to lift it up.

The appliances aren't original and the black is not terrible at all. Something I've longed for, however—is double ovens. This kitchen can use that kind of capacity. And something else—I didn't mind a glass top electric stove until I started using it for awhile. But over time I got frustrated with the slow response when turning things down to a simmer. I was always boiling things over. And then another problem surfaced. When I boiled things over the liquid would cause the pot to slide all over, and then I would have to try to clean it up by wiping a scorching hot burner. I'm not knocking your electric stove if you love it. But we don't get along as well as I did with my gas stove in Utah.

There is one more pet peeve I could cover:

We have this desk area in the corner of the kitchen.

It is mostly open storage and always cluttered, possibly because of a lack of effective storage. It currently holds my cookbooks, a few photos, Christmas cards from the early birds, a charging station, a CB radio (for farm communication—some of our land is out of cell phone service), a bulletin board for school calendars and such (that I never bothered to actually hang on the wall), and usually a pile of mail. All this means I don't actually use this area as a desk. Instead my laptop sits on the kitchen counter (as seen in the first photo in this post.)

And right around the corner, we have this little niche that is not as useful as it could be:

See where I'm going with this?

I don't want you to come away from this thinking I am whining and ungrateful. That is not the case. But I think sharing the issues will help you understand our thought process behind our new design. 

Tomorrow I will share more of that with you—the new kitchen layout. Until then, I'm curious. What would you do if this kitchen was yours? Live with it? Update it cosmetically and live with the rest? Or rearrange? Obviously budget factors in to these decisions, and we are very budget conscious—no spending 50 grand on this renovation. We are doing some pretty exhaustive comparison shopping (20% off cabinets!) and have some creative ideas for reusing materials, which I will share with you another day. We are going to DIY quite a few things as well (laying tile, building a pantry cabinet, installing our cabinets, and doing our own electrical and plumbing work-thanks to my dad's expertise.)  With any luck we will have a new kitchen before the spring farm work kicks in! 

upstairs plans—kitchen/dining room

Next on my upstairs house tour (along with my plans/hopes for renovations) is the kitchen and dining room.

Here it is on the layout, highlighted in yellow:


Here is what we want to tackle, and not necessarily in this order:

Project #1. Replace cabinetry. The cabinets aren't in the best shape (slightly askew in some places) and are quite outdated, so I think keeping them is our least favorite option. Especially when I have a dad who is talented at building. I would just do new doors except we are planning a bit of a layout change.

The windows you see here I will probably leave bare. I like to keep them as wide open as possible and not impede the view or sunlight. After living here nearly a year I haven't lowered the pink blinds on these windows one time. (I did finally remove the floral valances though.)


2. Remove the peninsula and overhanging cabinets and add an island. There is maybe barely enough room for this, but this layout change is critical to fixing one major problem—the corner sink. When you are standing at the sink, you can't open the dishwasher very well. To get the dish soap out from under the sink, you have to close the dishwasher, grab the soap, and open the dishwasher again. It is almost impossible to have 2 people work at the sink at the same time. The sink and dishwasher would go in the island.

3. The overheads between the stove and window would be replaced with open shelves to house everyday dishes. That spot would be right across from the dishwasher and closest to the table.

4. Remove the overhead soffits. My Grandma was much shorter than I am and probably loved the low hanging cabinets. But they drive me crazy. (Oh, and the floral wallpaper border will have to come down with it. Bummer.)

P.S. If floral wallpaper is your taste, I apologize for the sarcasm. By now you probably know my tastes are slightly more modern, but I have nothing against floral wallpaper in your house.

5. No more carpet! Enough said.

6. Remove the overhead florescent fixture and add more can lights.

7. Include 2 ovens, either with double wall ovens and a separate cook top or a range with 2 ovens. Any tips on that? Who wouldn't love an extra wide commercial range—but whoa. Have you seen the prices on those?

8. Someday I would like to replace the windows on the other side of the peninsula and put patio doors there for access to a future patio. It would be perfect for harvest dinners and dining alfresco.

9. Remove the secretary in this corner (above) and use this space either for a pantry cupboard or refrigerator (depending on what I do with the ovens). Having a desk in the kitchen can be awesome, but this one is a clutter magnet and we never actually sit at it or use it as a desk.

10. The fireplace will pretty much stay as is, but I would love to get a gas insert on both sides. (It also opens to the living room on the other side.)

11. This odd little nook off the kitchen is where I would like to relocate the kitchen desk to. It isn't as useful as it could be right now, and being just off the kitchen it would allow a desk without taking precious kitchen real estate. I would have upper and lower cabinets to match the kitchen and a counter for my computer. We will need to wire power to this area for that but also because I would like to store the farm radios here (behind closed doors. Sorry, but they aren't the prettiest decor) and other various chargeables. The cabinets would house my cookbooks, phone books, school schedules, calendars, etc.

This is another view of the kitchen. This one was taken after we moved in with our Stainless Steel fridge.

12. I know a lot of people are over stainless appliances now, but I still think they are sleek and polished. I plan to replace the oven and microwave (the old ones will go in the basement kitchenette) with stainless. The dishwasher won't show so much behind the island and it works pretty well, so I may just keep it for now, or see if I can replace the front panel with a stainless panel.

This next photo is looking from the kitchen into the dining area.

And this is what it looks like now with our table in it.

The swing is long gone. The baby stays. Although that baby is almost a toddler now!

13. These sliding glass doors will have to be replaced because they don't seal well, despite the layers of weather stripping we've added.

14. The light fixtures are pretty swanky, but we will replace them with something more modern, of course. The fixture above the table needs to be centered.

And another view:

15. The built in china hutch is going to stay. It was built by my Grandma's father and given to them as a wedding gift. I think it looks great as is, but I am contemplating refinishing it to a slightly darker color* to better match everything else. And I may put new hardware on it. Thoughts? It would probably make sense to finish everything else and then evaluate.

16. New window treatments. I did finally take the lace curtains down because there was a shade under them, but the floral curtains remain because I haven't decided what to replace them with.

*Overall, I am going through what I call a "de-yellowing" process. Everything from the woodwork to the walls and trim has yellow undertones that was so popular in the seventies. I tend to like things more neutral/gray or with green undertones (like the fireplace). The yellow/orange woodwork might not look quite right when I get walls painted and introduce new kitchen cabinets and flooring.

That's it for the kitchen and dining room. Lofty plans, yes. I'd like to start here this coming winter because it impacts the flooring and that carpet has. to. go.