Remember when I was going to renovate my kitchen? That was FOREVER ago.
It’s not happening. It was a decision we were leaning towards in the summer when my husband’s health became an issue so it certainly wouldn’t have been a good time to rip apart the house.
I am not as disappointed as you may think. It just didn’t make sense in the end.
We aren’t sure how much longer we will be in this house, but it will be for a few more years I suspect. But at this point, it makes more sense for us to buy some storage solutions (pantry, organizers) and keep our options open to move within a couple of years. We’ll eventually out grow our townhome and will need a new place. This gives us that flexibility.
All is not lost. I’m starting the hunt to make things work better for us. For example, a free standing pantry, and some purging, will give us the much needed space.
The kitchen won’t have the fancy pull out drawers, pots and pans drawers that I so wanted etc. but now we give ourselves the freedom to keep our real estate options open, which is also very important to us.
This need to maximize our space is not just for the kitchen. We’re doing the same in the basement/playroom and will decorate each of the kids’ rooms into something special for them. It’s fun and exciting!
How do you cope with the need for space? Surely my kitchen isn’t the only one over-run with ‘stuff’. Any organizing tips?