Ok, drumroll please (kidding)…the "after" shots of the kitchen! This is not a fait accompli, but it is at a point where I feel comfortable sharing it. We are waiting on the backsplash, statement light (fan will go), and open shelving (for budgetary reasons). Right now we have an original buit-in hutch we transformed in the opposite corner, which houses all of our dishes and glasses, and a large pantry. We are working on a corner banquette for that side of the room and I will share that once it is complete. So far the layout is functioning perfectly!
This room has come a long way from where it started. You can see the kitchen design plan here if you are interested. We kept the existing base cabinets, but painted them black to disguise the dishwasher. The beam is old salvaged barn wood which we handpicked to enhance the support beam (which wasn't pretty). It adds a touch of farmhouse style which I love. It is so much harder making design decisions for myself, but I am very happy with our choices, and the overall feel of the space. I would love to hear your thoughts!