Saturday, February 27, 2010

I Have a Shameful Admission...

I feel like I am betraying my beloved house as I type this, but I have to come to terms with this.. I hate my kitchen.. *sigh*.. I love everything about my house except the kitchen and the laundry area, but the kitchen is killing me. I have cooked two days in a row and I am already just "over it".

The kitchen itself is large. It has a lot of floor space and a TON of lower cabinets.. But it only has 4 upper cabinets total.. This is driving me bonkers. Having a bad back, i loathe bottom cabinets. I like to keep everything up in the top cabinets so I can get it when I need it, hurting or not. See my problem?

Now I have big plans to take a nice chest of drawers and make it into a rolling island, but until I find a good piece that I can work with AND afford, I am out of luck.

Also, as far as pleasing-looking kitchens go, mine is at the bottom of the barrel. I really dont like the look of it.. The stove is old (and it's a rental so I dont want to pay to replace it... yeah I know... I need to shut up then right?), the laminate countertops have some deep scratches, and it has linoleum!!! Not just any linoleum, no sir.. WHITE... solid white.. (sorry to you white loving ladies, but white is the bane of my existance)..

I do intend to change out the flooring, but any ideas what I could do for the stove and countertops?? Help me ladies... I'm begging..


  1. Since it is a rental I would suggest not putting any money into it. Since you don't like the floor, what about creating (which you love to do) a floorcloth? I have made one in the past using the back side of a piece of linoleum. That would help to break up the white floor and it would be easier to keep clean. Whatever colour you choose for the floorcloth you could incorporate into accessories for the countertop. That way, your eye will be drawn to the accessories and your fabulous new floorcloth, rather than your cabinets and counter.
    As for the upper cabinet issue, can you install some shelving on the wall? I'm thinking of the Ikea shelves with the metal brackets.
    When you move, all of the stuff can go with you. I don't have any suggestions for the stove and don't think it's awful at all :)

  2. Oh yeah...don't you just lOOOOOve those deep corner cabinets on the bottom???I think your kitchen looks fine, but you are the one living in it...I think if you saw the 1940s countertop and God-only-knows-how-old floor in my kitchen(both YELLOW)'d like yours more:)LOL...

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