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When we first saw the price tag on The Historic House By The Water we could hardly believe it. The asking price was over one hundred thousand dollars below a house that was for sale two doors down, and fifty thousand less than the next door neighbors. Plus, it had a number of major upgrades that neither of those could boast.
And then we saw the kitchen.
The "renovated" kitchen, I should add. Which, of course, we're now renovating.
I whipped up a five minute sketch so that you can see what it looks like now:
And here's what we've tentatively got in mind:
The main challenges are the lack of counter space and poor circulation. Right now, the space is basically divided between what feels like two rooms. Since the wall in between them is load bearing with an electrical box, I'm only going to pull back part of it where the dishwasher is. Then I'll relocate the entrance from The Dining Room and refrigerator, to provide more uninterrupted counterspace and a better work area. My goal is to make the space without the appliances feel like an extension of the kitchen, but in a semi-private prep/pantry area kind of way.
We've begun by relocating The Gun Room, I mean The Mechanical Room, door to The Dining Room.