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  1. I love my pantry, and think it’s one of the most important “zones” to plan for in a kitchen. Having ALL canned and boxed foods in one spot makes preparing meals so much more cook-friendly. Have fun with your project! I hate messes like that, but love, love, love the end result!

    • gracefulfitness

      The pantry is one of the things I am most excited about! We are keeping the old closet, without the door, and lining it on three and a half sides with floor to ceiling shelves!

  2. Sounds very exciting!! Enjoy the process. We put a serving bar/window into our kitchen two years ago, and while the work was happening I just set up shop with a toaster oven, etc. in another room. I also prepped some freezer meals to make it even easier.

    • gracefulfitness

      Because we are moving the kitchen to a new room and not reusing any of the cabinetry we can keep our old kitchen set up until the last minute, when we move over the appliances. This definitely helps calm my nerves around the whole thing but it’s still going to be a crazy few months!

  3. You know the Farmhouse kitchen, and how I planned for a long time. Special things I like are the alphabetical spice and herb drawer, the tea drawer, the hide away roll out bulk bin, and the low marble baking counter to accommodate kneading dough. Thanks for asking.

  4. omg, that is so exciting & intense! Can’t wait to see the finished product. Things I love in a kitchen are natural lighting & I would LOVE to customize cabinets & such to really utilize space more efficiently. So many cookie cutter plans really waste a lot of potential space. Excited for you!!

    • gracefulfitness

      Our new kitchen will have much better light but not amazing. We aren’t doing any traditional cabinets! Under the counters will be drawers and the the walls will have a few open shelves for choice items. So excited!

  5. Barbara

    Fun! My 30s era kitchen is a postage stamp too, maybe on a little heavier envelope. After 18 years, I have only changed the wall finish. What I especially love? My 1950s Chambers gas stove–a magnificent beast, the two arches (an arch detail above my sink, an arched doorway), and my pantry (narrow long shelves and wide doors to see every inch inside). What I don’t like? Lighting. Ceiling fixture in the center of the room. I cast a shadow on every task unless working at the porcelain enamel topped cabinet I situated right under the light. Here’s to a great lighting plan!

    • gracefulfitness

      For the next year or so it will be a little walk-through office (we turned our upstairs office into the guest room). The backdoor to the deck, garden, and car is still through the old kitchen but in the future we hope to build a screen porch and outside access off of the dining room and close off the old kitchen as another guest room.
      It’s funny, I didn’t mind our current kitchen until I set my mind on moving it and now I can’t stand it!

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