Friday, June 27, 2014

Kitchen, Powder Room, Laundry Room and Front Porch Photos

The one thing I love about this house is the open plan layout.  Plus I have a huge kitchen with ample cupboard space, and I finally have granite counter tops and under cabinet lighting.  There are a couple of things on the counter tops that shouldn't be there, but I have decided to keep as little as possible on top of the counters and it looks so much cleaner.  Everything in the kitchen came as standard there were no upgrades here, other than the pot and pan drawer and a hinged door on the corner cupboard.

 This photo is not in true focus, sorry.  All appliances are Frigidaire Professional; just have to figure out how to use them.  We are going to do our own back splash, as what the builder offered was very expensive for what it was.
Oh there I am taking a photo of the microwave.  My one gripe about this, is I can't see what is happening in there, as the controls is on the bottom.  My last one's controls were on the side. 
 Fridge and pantry area.  It's a counter depth unit, so not as big as my last fridge/freezer.
 To the right of the photo is my catch all area.  If in doubt plop it on that counter top until I can figure out what to do with it.  I think everyone has one of those areas, right?
 Looking at the dishwasher, sink area, into the family room.
 Here I am standing in the breakfast area looking into the kitchen, then family room.  There are three pot lights over the breakfast bar, which again we got as standard.
 Here I am looking from the family room into the kitchen.  We paid extra for the matching panel under the breakfast bar.  It finishes it off nicely, don't you think?  I love how I can be in the kitchen and still be part of what is going on in the family room.
 Just off the hallway is the powder room.
 The two big doors in the powder room open into my laundry room.  Again I love the convenience of having everything on the one floor.  There is plenty of storage in there.
 I picked up these two chairs for the front porch on clearance from Canadian Tire.  I paid around $36 each with the taxes.  They even came with the two cushions on each chair.
 They are metal and I will have to bring the cushions in when the weather is bad.
Hoping to get some photos of Our Little Munchkin and Our Little Princess tomorrow as the family is coming over for lunch.


Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Lovely & fantastic deal on the chairs.

Andi's English Attic said...

Unfortunately my whole house seems to have evolved as a 'catch all' area!
Love everything. Especially jealous of the laundry room. xx

Winifred said...

Looks great! I see what you mean about the microwave, not much room to see the action as you say.

It looks lovely so I wouldn't worry about a few bits & pieces on the work tops. It will look like somebody actually lives there. Those houses with nothing lying about anywhere don't look like homes.

Evelyn said...

gorgeous Gill!

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Debby said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! You have me wanting to build one of my own :)

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Lovely!! Isn't it fun downsizing and moving? I am loving having everything on the one floor as well.

Jane and Chris said...

I love open plan.I'd be afraid of using the microwave, having to reach up for hot food.
Jane x

Boyett-Brinkley said...

The house is just lovely and I love the open floor plan. I have an open floor plan and love how I feel a part of things when I have to be in the kitchen. I agree with you about single-story living. With my gimpy knees, I wouldn't have it any other way!

William Kendall said...

The place looks lovely!

Frugal Queen said...

Used to English homes, yours is huge but very stylish