So, I have to admit, lately I have been feeling grateful for indoor plumbing. My brother Todd, recently had to replace the main sewer line all the way out to the street, which meant excavating his driveway, installing all new pipes, and tying into the city line. It also meant very rudamentary plumbing for an entire week while the work was being done. So although I had planned this post to show off my new square vessel sink, and shiny new toilets, the thoughts of walking down to the church to use the facilities have made me realize that we are very lucky to have the level of convenience we all take for granted.
My cute neighbor Bonnie is ready to upgrade to a new kitchen. She asked for help with the design. Here are a few options I created for her. The current kitchen is large, at nearly 20 x 14, but has very little storage. There is a large island with a cooktop, and a row of cabinets behind, which are the only cabinets in the whole kitchen. The room has to work hard since it is also the only dining area and the main family hang out. She could definitely expand her storage, as well as work area, by using more of the available wall space around the room. She is going to end up with a really beautiful, functional kitchen.