Hello there! Just a little more lighthouse love to start off the week.
We’re still in the middle of some home improvement work, and I have to say it is slow going. We’re giving our terrible, ugly, outdated kitchen a bit of a facelift. To be honest, it needs an entire re-do. Frankly, I don’t know how I lived with it for as long as I have, but I think you sort of block things out after a while. But in light of some future work we want to do on the house, and complete indecision as to whether or not a wall is coming down, it just doesn’t make sense to do a new kitchen now, and do it again in a couple of years. So facelift it is. But it seems like there are just as many decisions to be made as with a redo.
A few questions for you if you don’t mind:
a. Switch to radiant heat in the floors?
b. Wood floors or tile? Keep in mind that my kitchen works hard and the back entrance to the house is in the kitchen – no mudroom.
c. Right now when you first walk in, what used to be a coat closet has been converted to a pantry. Should we replace it with cabinets and counter top to match the rest, or should we put in a storage unit/coat rack like the Pottery Barn ones, with one section for each of us? I don’t like the idea of coats in the kitchen, but I very rarely fry anything, and I always use my exhaust. I do have another place for the coats, it is just far from the back door, which is the one the family uses. (So I think I’m leaning towards cabinets, but I’d love your input.)
And if you’re still reading this … THANKS!