Our Home: Kitchen

Our Home: Kitchen | Vanilla & Velvet
Not sure why I haven’t shared photographs of our kitchen earlier – It’s looked the same for about a year.  I wouldn’t call it my dream kitchen, but its great for a rented space — with a functional, open concept design and great working appliances.

There are a few things I have learned from this kitchen that I will take with me when looking to buy/renovate:

  1. Stainless steel never looks clean and a stainless steel backsplash is not a good idea
  2. An open concept kitchen is at the top of my list
  3. A bottom drawer freezer is nearly impossible to organize and is not functional when you like to freeze everything
  4. A pantry is needed – see our hallway DIY pantry here
  5. Invest in a countertop (ours looks nice from far but there are a handful of imperfections and chips up close)
  6. Build your kitchen cabinets to the ceiling – not only does it lengthen the room but provides you with storage for items you don’t use every week.

Our Home: Kitchen | Vanilla & Velvet
The globes were a gift from my father.  As a child I must have gone on and on about how I loved the globes in my fathers office because he gave them to me when I moved into my first apartment.
Our Home: Kitchen | Vanilla & Velvet
I found these chairs on craigslist – you can learn more about them and my other craigslist finds here.
Our Home: Kitchen | Vanilla & Velvet
Our Home: Kitchen | Vanilla & Velvet
My mother made this macrame planter hanger when she was about my age.
Our Home: Kitchen | Vanilla & Velvet
Our Home: Kitchen | Vanilla & Velvet
Anthropologie dish towels


You can view more of our house in the Series: Our Home

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