Now you may be wondering, "Well, if you're doing a remodel, why don't you have the additional storage and seating you need?" The short answer is when your doing a 203K loan, a mortgage that covers both purchase and repairs, you cannot add anything that's not already there. So while I can make changes to the existing cabinetry, flooring, lightening, re-arranging the appliances, it still doesn't create the function of a modern family. The house is 112 years old...it's a charmer but Mama needs more storage and seating.
The answer... an eBay find, a super cool kitchen island.
This is an awesome find because it's inexpensive and two kills 3 birds with one stone, it provides seating, storage and it looks great!
I thought my only options would be a kitchen cart, ugh!
Last night while surfing the interwebs for said ugly kitchen cart, I happened upon 'kitchen furniture', which lead me to the pretty kitchen islands. You can't imagine my excitement as I had NO idea this solution existed beyond buying from a custom and costly cabinetmaker.
My excitement was abound when I discovered this seller on eBay that made custom kitchen islands with all these cool features, with most offerings around $1200.00.
|Pull out pot drawers|
Other offerings from this seller:
|Apron sink with faucet|
|Love those pullouts|
|Locking butcher block slide out|
|Another island with a sink option|
|Granite countertop choices|
|Love the design of this one|
|Large custom island|
|Love the integrated wine rack and open shelves|
I'm always amazed by what I find while surfing in the wee hours of the morning.