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Kitchen Inspiration

I mentioned before that we are rehabbing what used to be our rental house.  We are still unpacking and organizing everything, but once that’s done, our first project is the kitchen.  Its a small kitchen that’s awkwardly separated from the rest of the house.  It also has this terrible gigantic, poorly planned laundry room that creates this weird shape in the room.  The kitchen is also very very long.  As soon as I’m done painting it, I’ll post the before and kind-of-sort-of after pictures.  I’m too embarrassed to show it in the current state (boxes piled everywhere/halfway primed walls/semi finished hardwood floors—-we were 140 sqft short).  I want to maximize the space and minimize the budget.  We have some simple demolition to do in order to create an open floor plan which will involve removing the walls to the laundry room making the laundry room a part of our kitchen (eek).

The inspiration for the entire kitchenImage

Kitchen laundry room ideas:



The room is long, so a built-in eating banquette or a workspace will be perfect to maximize the functionality of the kitchen.


I have found a couple of options for our cabinets, one is an online source, the other is the trendy and budget friendly IKEA.  Both are a simple and classic shaker style cabinet.


I love this Hick’s pendant and it would go absolutely perfect in our kitchen , but I will have to settle for a knockoff version or make my own:

ImageThe hardware I’m eying (but in black): 


Plans for the large pantry at the end of the kitchen:ImageImageClever use of bead board and gorgeous soapstone or honed black granite:


We also have a window above the sink and I’d like to do something with high impact, but something that will stand the test of time and surpass the trends:


ImageHopefully the elements in these kitchens inspire you as much as they did me!  Now back to unpacking.