We wanted the kitchen to be warm and welcoming, with enough countertop to sink a ship.
We used furniture grade plywood to clad the walls and Chris framed the top shelf rather than installing upper cabinets. Now that the banquette is finished, I have the space to put everything away where it belongs.
The counter tops are home-made. We bought 100 2x4's and planed them all before biscuit jointing them together. It was a project that nearly drove me crazy, but not quite.
The final product of the kitchen is beautiful. There are open shelves on either side of the stove for pots, pans, and large bowls; drawers for all the many utensils and gadgets I use, and just enough space that you cannot let the dishes get out of hand because there isn't room for dirty dishes!
Our treat for getting the kitchen finished? Not only living in this beautiful space, but we also bought some new dishes!!
So tell me - what do you LOVE in your kitchen? Are there changes you would like to make? What are they?