As I was redoing the About Me page this past week, and building up a few new pages on our homes (aptartment and our current one) I realized I never blogged about our old apartment’s kitchen! It was one of my favorite rooms in the house. So here I am doing it six months later. #bloggeroftheyearaward #punctualityismystrength
Our kitchen was itty bitty but we packed every bit of storage into it we could. We replaced the outdated (and chewed thank you Ella!) cabinets with Ikea Akurum cabinets and replaced the white laminate with a faux granite laminate. We kept the same appliances because it is a rental and added a dishwasher, which was a life changer! Remember, that the entire apartment was less than 750 sq. ft. and it had all three humans and two great danes living there! So this kitchen really worked its tail off!
The pull-out drawers from Ikea were the best! I miss them in our current house because everything was so easily accessible! The hardware is Martha Stewart from Home Depot. I put in our Pottery Barn rug from six years ago to bring some life to the kitchen. The pattern hid so many spills it was amazing! It definitely was a good $175 spent for a 5×8 rug (which now lives in our basement.)
Our dish drying station. We added some Command strips to the bottom of the cabinet to dry off B’s bibs. We also replaced the sink and faucet with ones from Overstock. I think it was the Vigo brand.
You can see the curtain to B’s tiny bedroom on the left. When we moved to our new house we rejoiced that we could finally do dishes past 7:30 pm!
The yellow door was the door to our back porch. I painted it to bring some fun color into the room. The dogs elevated dog feeder can be seen below the window looking out onto the porch. E built that one too after pricing out similar ones online and realizing that we didn’t want to drop $200+ on a dog feeder.