The kitchen-before and after

The heart of the home, the kitchen of the 70’s rental townhouse, looked like this on move in day a few months ago.


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I was happy to see a new stove. fridge and dishwasher,oh yeah a dishwasher.

I think the cabinets and yellow formicia counter tops are original to the apartment. That’s what I have to work with. That won’t be changing.

Now, I’m up for the challenge.

It’s doesn’t have to be chef’s dream kitchen, just pretty and functional.

A new dish washer goes a long way to functionally. This is the before taken on a cloudy day. WP_20160131_013 (1)

After, with a few little touches that make it homey for the cook.


And the breakfast/dining corner.



A 70’s fixture in every up to date kitchen was a plug in for a wall phone.  No need for these anymore,  but it’s still here.IMG_6507

This is what is now covering the eyesore.

A decorative metal cover was a quick fix.


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And to end the tour, a glimpse of the dishwasher.


Pretty cute, huh? It’s a good kitchen away from kitchen.