Lonely Island

Storage, storage, storage. I wouldn’t say that we’re hoarders or
anything, but we are always in need of more storage. I think we are in
need of more storage than our 1950s home can provide us. This is
especially true in our kitchen. Our kitchen is fairly large and open,
but with limited cabinet and storage space. To be fair, we lost some
space when we put the dishwasher in. We gained some more when we
installed our pantry and our coffee bar, but we are still left feeling
stranded. Like we are on an island or something. Or rather we are in
need of a kitchen island!

Kitchen island layoutWe’ve been pondering this option from day one. Now we’re finally
moving ahead with it. We’ve measured and taped out a spot on the floor
and have spent the last week trying not to bump into our imaginary
Measuring for a kitchen islandWe selected and ordered an island online and have copied the
dimensions, including extending leaf with stools. As it turns out, it’s
not as big and space consuming as we thought it might be. Now while we
stumble around avoiding a taped off box on the floor, we’ll wait for
our real island.
Kitchen island floor planBefore the island becomes a permanent resident though, we’re going to be laying down new laminate (faux wood) flooring. We’re saying “see ya never” to this ugly brown/yellow crap. We’ll be starting the flooring project this weekend with the goal of finishing it before our Halloween party on Saturday the 29th! We’ll see how that goes! 😉 Stay tuned to our tweets and then look out for a blog post about it!

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