I’ve been talking about wanting to remodel my kitchen since we moved into our traditional home almost a year ago, but I don’t think I’ve ever explained with much detail about my reasons for Wanting a Kitchen Remodel. Last week, I showed you the kitchen had been gutted — sadly it doesn’t look much different at this point, although the contractor has agreed to finish the job when we added an incentive bonus if completed by mid-August. I’m not sure there’s anyway this will be done that soon. Today I’m showing you pics of a Badly Designed Kitchen!
The cabinet color is too pinkish for me. (I am thankful that Stud and I scraped and scraped and got rid of the heavy texture on the wall and covered up the mustard colored paint).
Rounded corners along the cabinet edges (see below) and along the crown molding on top of the cabinets.
This built-in desk is a huge waste of valuable storage space. And it’s location disturbs the flow of traffic – can you imagine a chair here!?.
The huge fluorescent light box adds more of this wood tone that I don’t like into the room and makes the kitchen seem shorter.
The appliances are all different colors and only the refrigerator works. Over the last year I’ve learned that there isn’t a way to predict whether the oven will cook way too hot or way too cool from day to day.
Without the wet bar, this would be a great additional opening into the kitchen and help traffic flow so much better when I’m cooking.
This is the kitchen wall that is shared with the wet bar. It is cut at a weird angle. It takes away from natural light and works against my love of symmetry.
The view to the backyard is covered by the angled wall and the backyard would be so fun to enjoy as I’m in the kitchen. See why I love my backyard (here).
To get into the kitchen you have to walk all the way through the family room, by the kitchen nook, and squeeze through the opening by the desk and refrigerator. Bad traffic flow is probably my number one complaint, even over the cosmetic issues.
Stud said, Let’s go for it!
Creating My ‘Dream Kitchen.’