The hardest working room in our home is our kitchen. It is open to the living room, and while that has draw backs, it has allowed us to have a lot of room when we host people.
Here is what our kitchen looked like in the early years of living here. We replaced all the cabinets when we moved in, and bought a new fridge.
With our big Farmhouse table Tim built, we sometimes had it this way, then I'd change it to the other way.
In 21 years I have made a lot of meals in this house!
One day I finally got the courage to paint my cabinets and have never regretted it!
As you can tell from these photos, I also move things around. I'm always trying to find a good working situation for the way we live in our house at different times.
The needs we had when we had 6 kids living here, is different than now when we have one kid (he's 17) full time, one kid (she's 20) part time, and my parents living here, too!
We've also replaced all the appliances over the years. And I've changed out my chandelier three times. Once with a $5 yard sale find that I painted black, and the current one I got for $50 on marketplace and used rub n buff and some new crystals to get good sparkle!