Monday, January 6, 2014

Kitchen Goals/Ideas

I hope you had a great weekend...I literally didn't leave the house once on Saturday or Sunday.  Today I actually have a snow day from work, so I probably won't leave today either!

As part of my New Year's Resolution, I said wanted to clean/organize our house room by room.  I'm going to start with the kitchen, since that's the place where we spend a lot of time.  It's where we make all of our meals (we eat at home a lot), as well as where we enter/exit the house.  We rarely use our front door.  Instead, we enter through our breezeway area, which enters in to the kitchen.  

I'm hoping to start working in the kitchen this week, and I want to share my list of things I want to accomplish in there, hoping it will hold me more accountable.

Organize/clean all drawers and cupboards.
De-clutter counter tops.
Create a mini command center near breezeway door.
Clean all trim (repaint if necessary).
Clean floors (including grout).
Purchase and install a new faucet.
Paint walls grey.
Re-cover seats on dining chairs to add some color/pattern.
Finish grouting and trimming the back splash.

Here are some pictures of what our kitchen looks like:
I don't mind the green walls, I'd just like to do a grey/blue color to kind of match the backsplash and counter tops and add in pops of color other places.

These two pictures are from when we moved in, but it really doesn't look much different.
It's hard to tell in these pictures, but the quarter round they used around the backsplash is too small (in my opinion), and they didn't add any at the top of backsplash under the cabinets, and I think it needs some there.  There are also some spots around the kitchen window that need grout.
The area where the light switch is there on the wall is where I want to create a little command center.  The doorway you see to the right of the light switch is the breezeway, and that's the door we use all the time.
My plan is to completely finish a room before I move on to the next, so that I don't have a million projects happening at once.  I plan to share my progress with you all and any tips I learn along the way.  I have lots of ideas on my Kitchen Pinterest board, if you want to see what I might be thinking about doing.

Our kitchen/dining area is small, so being very organized is a must.  Do you have any kitchen organization/diy tips that might help me?


  1. Oh, I love your kitchen! So bright and clean looking (white and grey cupboards are my favourite these days). Good luck with the new paint colours.

  2. Can't wait to see what you do with it! I'm sure the gray will look great - so crisp and clean!!

  3. I envy your white cabinets! The kitchen is not on the top of our to-do list as far as home improvements, but when the time comes I'm definitely going white!