Because so many of you have been asking, I'm going to give a little tour of the new kitchen. We're not done yet, there is still one more level of shelf to go up (hopefully this weekend!) and we need to put trip and a backsplash up, but it's functional and the big stuff is done.
A closer view of the "baking" shelves. I only call them this because they are located above my baking center. There will be one more level going in soon and then I can dig out more of my prety serving dishes and glass storage jars.
Before the re-do we had one small drawer next to the sink and now we have 6 drawers! I can store all the baking paraphernalia, spices and utensils in these two drawers instead of in a crock, hanging on the wall or in the cabinets like before. I love this set up.
I think this alternative to the lazy susan is one of the best kitchen inventions ever. It's so easy to get stuff in and out. I have 2 of these cabinets, the other is ove by the stove and holds pots and pans.
Before, we had a stainless steel double sink which was nice, but I really needed more counter space than sink space since we have a dishwasher. I have not regretted that decision at all. This sink is HUGE! I can literally store a whole day's worth of dirty dishes in this sink.
I found this handy little guy at IKEA. It's been great to dry out towels and wash cloths instead of hanging them over the sink or oven handle. It keeps them from getting yucky and keeps them out of sight!
I can't tell you how much I love this space. It feels huge after the minimal counter space I had before. We added about 13" to the back of the stove area so that we could put the bookshelf in below and it makes such a difference.
This handy cabinet is designed to store cookie sheets and such. I swear those IKEA people are geniuses! I love this idea better than the traditional cookie sheet cabinet because you can pull it out and have ready access to everything rather than getting down on the floor and peering back into the depths to find what I need.
This may not seem like a big deal, but after 4 years with noe silverwear drawer, we are all very excited about this. Oliver especially loves it because the little forks and spoons are seperated from the big forks and spoons.
This is one of my favorite parts of the new kitchen (okay, it's ALL my favorite!). We use our dining area as a homeschool and craft area, so having these shelves means that we can easily and prettily store not only that stuff, but also our table linens. Love it!
So, there you have it. A tour of the nearly finished all new Eikenberry kitchen!