Lucky for us, my husband's company has a warehouse of kitchens and they fit it to suit the house. Of course I asked if I could pick out the cabinet colors, but alas, no. Hey, it was worth a shot. Anyhow, the kitchen turned out much better than I anticipated. I was nervously expecting outdated cabinets from the 80s. But thankfully, they are fairly up to date and basic. However, the cabinets have an orange-ish tone I could live without. But in the grand scheme, they work and there's always the art of distraction to tone down the orange undertones. My plan is to add a lot of white and pops of black to distract the eye. We have a great set up, but it could use a little tweaking.
There was a blank wall between the refrigerator and bank of upper cabinets. So much wasted space. This was the perfect opportunity for open shelving.
Since this is a short term gig, I went for the cheapest shelving I could fine at the local hardware store. I think it was 2 euro per bracket and 8 euro per shelf.
These shelves make me a happy woman! Seriously, giddy!
I missed my chalkboard from my kitchen at home, so I remedied that with some chalkboard contact paper. An easy and inexpensive tweak that makes this rental more like home. I've since added washi tape to frame the chalkboard and it feels much better to me. I was too lazy to take an updated picture, but it will be in a future post I'm sure.
The wide open space in front of the cabinets is screaming for an island. I had hopes of a low cost DIY, but it was a bust. I bought industrial shelving, building only half of it and putting a butcher block on top. It was way too wobbly, so I've conceded to spending a little money to get a sturdy island. Sometimes it's worth spending the money. The island is an IKEA trip away. Can't wait!
That's it for now. Be back to share more progress when there is more progress.