Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Temporary Kitchen

Edited to link to A Soft Place to Land's DIY Day.
I may not be doing the work on the new kitchen but I came up with this beautiful space all on my own!!

When you decide to live in your house during a kitchen renovation, in the middle of the winter no less, you have to find somewhere to prepare food.  We were originally going to use the basement, but thank goodness we didn't because it's practically as ripped up as the kitchen.  So the logical space was my office.

  • We moved the old fridge in (had to remove the handles to get it through the door).
  • I cleared off one bookcase to use for storage.
  • The microwave sits on a small table while the hotplate and coffee maker sits on another little table we moved in to the room.

It's pretty cramped and really messy, but better than nothing.  We also hooked up the dishwasher in the basement.  We moved the dining table into one end of the living room so we also have a reasonably comfortable place to eat.  Although not ideal, it's working out better than expected.  And full disclosure, we're eating out way more than usual.

1 comment:

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

This too shall pass. When we put in countertops years ago we lived for a week with a "dining room table kitchen." I started with good intentions, but we ate out every single day. It's so stressful - but will be totally worth it!!