The kitchen in our house is still in its original state. Aside from painting over the “cheerful” yellow on the walls (it looks more like a shade you paint a kindergarden play room to me), we will eventually be updating the kitchen cabinets and configuring things to make maximum use of what is a small space.
To the right you can see what I consider to be a pretty charming and nifty period detail of the house, an entire wall of built in storage cupboards that can be accessed from inside the kitchen or the dining area in the living room… See that recessed space above? It can be used to pass serving dishes through to the dining space. This is what the cupboard wall looks like from the living room: The silver handles are not original to the construction and will be removed (there are hidden, recessed grips on the cupboard doors so the whole thing simply looks like panelling). The cabinet was not originally painted white, but depending on the condition of the wood below the surface, I may leave as is. The plan is to live with the current kitchen setup for at least a year (the bathroom remodel is the more important project at the moment), so any changes I make to it will be minor cosmetic ones for now. This is the view out the kitchen window, snapped in the 5 minutes in which it was not pouring with rain. Happy Sunday!