I adored the cupboard space and counter space in our last kitchen, but having the kitchen double as the dining area and laundry room was sort of lame. Our washer and dryer are super loud, so we could never really do laundry if we wanted to do anything else (like eat, or watch TV, or anything like that). We’ve sort of downsized in regards to counter and cupboard space, but we have a separate dining area and that’s pretty stellar!
I snapped this pic last night with my cell, but yeah. Note that we don’t have cupboard doors under the sink – yet, anyway. Apparently they’re on order and should arrive soon. Here’s hoping, because Nolan loves to hide under the sink right now! (Which is why there’s only potatoes and grocery bags lol).
See what I mean about the downsize in cupboard and counter space? But we’re making it work. I have more counter space now that the donuts and muffins are gone haha!
Matt bought me that pantry from Walmart for $38, it’s rather small though so I’m hoping to get a bigger one in the future, as well as a microwave stand to free up some more counter space.
And now, the dining room:
We definitely have more space! We can even move the table to the middle of the room and still have tons of space to move around it. But since we only need 3 chairs right now, we keep it against the wall.
So ya, I’m in love with my kitchen and dining room 🙂 tons of space for moving around, even if we’ve downsized on cupboard and counter space. It’s a total relief to not have the cat box on the main floor too (it’s in the laundry room, in the basement).