I shared a while back that we are having some pretty major renovations done to our farmhouse and guest cottage.
We’ve lived here for 2 1/2 years now and during that time have figured out the things about the house that work for our family and the many, many things that don’t…
It would probably be easier, smarter and cheaper to just move. But this is home.
I’ve lived in 18 different homes in my lifetime.
Apartments, rental homes, tiny homes, big homes.
But no home has ever felt more like home than this one.
It’s just a feeling that I can’t explain.
Therefore…we are bringing in the big guns to make this place function better for our family.
I’m quickly learning that renovating an old house is like opening up the world’s largest can of worms.
Today, they demo’d the guest cottage kitchen.
In case you are a new follower, here’s a little trip down memory lane.
This is what it looked like when we moved in.
but the bottom line was the job was WAY too big for me.
I could make it look pretty but needed the pros to turn it into a functional space.
The kitchen was very closed off from the main living space (which I use as my sewing studio) in the cottage.
As you can see in the photo below…
there were two large doors and a weird small opening there.
I wrestled with whether or not to remove the cool doors…
I would have loved to keep them but it just chopped the space too much.
So here’s where we are today…
Doors gone…blank slate…
I love how much removing the doors opened the space up.
You want to see where we are headed?
This is just a drawing and the countertops and hardware will be totally different.
Also, the giant strawberry picture and other accessories won’t be there. But this gives you a pretty good idea of the vision for the space.
I asked for tons of storage space with cabinets going all the way up to the ceiling.
We lost the cool sink with drainboards but made room for an apartment sized fridge. It’s all about trade offs.
The job will take around 2 weeks and I’m looking forward to sharing the progress with you!
Now I’m headed to HotLanta with my boys to watch the Auburn Tigers play in the SEC championship game. War EAGLE!
Happy Weekend, friends!