I meant to write about this kitchen of mine, and I will do so now even if I have this stomach thing going on and the last place I want to be right now is the kitchen.
The kitchen is the one room in the house that needs the most love. The existing kitchen is an old Ikea thing that is ugly and poorly planned. A glimpse of it is here. Then there´s this old kitchen stove in the one corner which yes, is so very charming but also so very useless and to be honest I hate it (sorry). However the plan is to rip everything out and get a shiny new kitchen which is already planned and looking really good in my head. Sadly, we don´t have the funds for this option yet.
The second problem with this kitchen is that it´s dark. Its facing North/East and boasts a view of an brick wall, so yeah. Lately I remembered that mirrors can help in dark rooms and we still had this large mirror from the old apartment so I thought I will give it a try in the kitchen. So far, I love it! I know a kitchen is an odd place for a mirror but it really brightens up the space. I also like our make-do kitchen island situation here, even if I plan to replace it with a big old wooden table someday.
Another quick fix is the floor - I plan to paint it white or grey soon. The kitchen is the only room downstairs that no longer has the old wooden floors but a cheap knotty pine version so paint it is.
Also! Next summer, we´re going to build a patio/terrace between the house and the brick wall that belongs to the barn. The plan is to replace the window to the left with a door to this patio which should also brighten things up. I´m so excited about the patio! We´ll have morning sun there in the summer - perfect for long breakfasts and a little potted herb garden. Yay for spring. And plans.