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We shared this space three weeks after we moved in and now we’re back with a six month update. Much like we said in that first post, we have some long term plans for this room, so this is just what it looks like as of this moment in time (I highly recommend photographing rooms to see how they evolve because it’s so much fun to look back on).
Since that three-weeks-in post, we did a series of inexpensive updates that have really made this room so comfortable and useful for our family (first we made these 5 small changes, then we painted the cabinets, and here’s a post about how our much smaller kitchen is organized for anyone who likes to peek behind cabinet doors & drawers like me).
We have plans to fully renovate the kitchen down the line, but thanks to our updates, nothing about this current kitchen is spurring us on to get to that sooner rather than later – which is a nice feeling. We like to live in a house for a few years before any major updates like that whenever possible (we were in our last house for 4 years before we redid the kitchen). It just seems to lead to a better result when you live with it for a while and make sure you know exactly what would be the most useful, efficient, etc. Plus you can save up over time.
You might notice a few new changes in that photo above – mainly, some room-rearranging (we moved a bookshelf & scooted the table more towards the center of the room). And some new appliances! Can you hear my excited dolphin noise from here? (I have an extremely accurate dolphin noise that I make when I’m extra happy.) We got them secondhand for a steal – and a counter-depth fridge was included too, so that’s coming soon! I mean, look at this stove.
We’ve never had such nice appliances, and it was $500 for the entire suite of Café appliances that we got secondhand (fridge is still coming!). They’re only a few years old and in perfect condition. I pinch myself every morning that I walk into this kitchen and make myself tea on the new stove.
After starting out with an older white stove and a black dishwasher, it feels like a huge upgrade to have appliances that match – and they actually function better too (the dishwasher is extra quiet!). Here’s the original appliance situation a few weeks after moving in, for comparison: