It seems too good to be true (and it probably is) but we refinanced our house recently and got out way more money than we thought we could, so my huge dream of adding on to the back of my house may become a reality. I have been married for 17 1/2 years and I’ve never had a new kitchen.
It will be a huge change from my 40-year-old green countertops and painted green cabinets. The plan right now, if we can afford it, is to add on to the back of the house and knock out the wall of my current kitchen that is currently basically a hallway and expand it out a few feet and add a huge pantry.
It will be awesome because I need more storage than the average home cook because we cook almost everything from scratch and because we regularly cook 2-3 meals every night (don’t even get me started . . .).
I would also love to be able to make videos of me cooking and take good pictures of my food blogs. The main reason I want to add on is so I can invite my large extended family over and have room to sit and eat and not have to eat in shifts or standing up.
So, for now, I’m going to dream and try to figure out how I want my kitchen to look. I definitely know I like the farmhouse style so this page is going to be a bit of an index of all the different elements of a kitchen (because that would just be too much to fit on one page.)
Check out these farmhouse kitchen pantries, with an emphasis on organizing.