Love this kitchen via Old Brand New.
Since we focus so much on food here on A Beautiful Mess the kitchen in our new studio is one of the most important rooms to us. We are so excited to give our new studio kitchen a makeover. We're not gutting it, but we're basically changing everything and we're SO excited to get started.
You guys asked for it! Here's a (BEFORE) tour of the kitchen in our new studio house. Ready or not.....
Hello wood! The cabinets are wood (plywood, to be exact!), the walls are wood, even the ceiling is wood. The only surface that is not wood are the linoleum floors and the vinyl countertops. Before we even saw this house in person we knew that the kitchen would need a lot of remodeling to become the light and bright space that we envisioned. There are pros and cons to this situation. The cons are obvious, so I'll skip to the pros!
During the house hunting process we looked at a lot of homes that had been remodeled for resale. It was kind of frustrating to look at homes with new tile, new counter tops and new carpet that we didn't love. We were afraid it would feel wrong to rip out new tile just because we didn't like the look. With this kitchen, there is no guilt! It's not original to the house and it's also not updated. It's obviously in need of some TLC and we love that. Plus there's the added bonus that we didn't have to pay for updates that we would not have picked. In the end, I think it was the perfect fit for us. The only downside is that we won't be able to move in right away, but we all agree that it's totally worth waiting for.
In the above photo you can see the main part of the kitchen. Our plan is to remove all of the upper cabinets, add floating shelves and pretty tile and paint everything white with a splash of color on the lower cabinets! We love this look.
What about a striped ceiling? I love this idea and this room is incredibly inspiring. I also love the subtle pattern on the walls.
To the right of the stove there are windows and a doorway. The doorway leads to our second set of stairs!
I already shared a few ideas for stairs in our entryway post. I think some sort of stripes or design may be happening here. They are already painted (brown). I'll probably spend the next few days dreaming about this staircase.
Beautiful open shelving via Alice Lane.
I LOVE picking out tile. There are so many different options I'd love to try for this backsplash. Subway tile, penny tile, maybe even a pattern? Eep!
Here's a view of the back of the kitchen, with a doorway into the dining room. Big changes in store here! Currently, it is set up for a washer and dryer. We're moving those and that back wall will become an area for the fridge and shelving. I can see it already. Can you?
This is the view on the right side of the room. You can see the teeny TINY half bathroom that has been squeezed in under the stairway. The door to the bathroom, when open, swings out into the dining room. I'm not a huge fan of that, so I've been looking for a solution. Here's what I've been hoping for:
A sliding pocket door would be an incredible fix for that awkward door. Do you guys think I can talk Emma into it? xo. elsie
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Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Inspiration images are linked throughout.